I was lucky with Little Bean, each of her teeth came with ease – no messy nappies, no nappy rash, no sleepless nights. Every now and then we would just look at her and see a new tooth sparkling back at us. I think that is possibly down to the fact that she was over a year old before her teeth began to cut so perhaps she could tell us when something was wrong? But with Beanie Boy he had his first 6 teeth when he was around 9 months old and they gave him grief for a good few weeks. I had pretty much forgotten about his teeth until the last couple of weeks when he had started to mess about with his meals and during naps would wake up screaming out loud and then sobbing uncontrollably until I was by his side to give him a cuddle and make it better.
I have tried various different teething remedies to help him but he’s not overkeen on the taste of many of them so I was keen to try the Cheek Rub Oil from Organic Monkey.
Organic Monkey Cheek Rub Oil is an ‘industry first’ and must-have for every organic baby. More and more parents are wanting to make sure that their baby has only the purest of ingredients so why should teething remedies be any different? The Cheek Rub Oil is made from the finest food grade oils and is Fairtrade and Organic certified.
The Oil is made up from a soothing blend of 100% organic ingredients combining Arnica, Sweet Almond, Olive and Sunflower Oils with organic Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Spearmint essential oils to help calm baby and relieve the symptoms of teething. The Cheek Rub Oil is for use externally on the cheek, just put a few drops on your finger and gently rub it onto your baby’s cheek so that it is not directly ingested.
The Star Ingredients
Organic Arnica Oil is well known for is anti-inflammatory properties and so aids sore gums
Organic Lavender Oil has healing properties and of course every parent knows the magic of lavender to calm a stressed out baby
Organic Roman Chamomile Oil has pain relieving properties and encourages relaxation
Organic Spearmint Oil is antiseptic as well as having stimulating properties to uplift and reduce stress
As Beanie Boy is now cutting his 7th tooth I have been able to give the Organic Monkey Cheek Rub Oil a good run for its money and I have been surprised by the effect it has had on my little man. Despite liking the idea of not having to give him another medicine or put more chemicals into his mouth I could really see how rubbing oil on his cheek would help his teeth but it has worked. Beanie Boy is a very tactile little person and has always been very receptive to baby massage so when I have rubbed the Cheek Rub onto his face he has laid back and happily accepted a little tender loving care from his Mummy before nodding back off to sleep.
The Organic Monkey Cheek Rub Oil is presented in a recycled glass bottle and costs £7.50 for 30ml but as with all aromatherapy remedies, a little goes a very long way so I know that this will be well worth the money.
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How to Spot Teething – look out for these common first signs:
· chewing on their or your finger, toys or any other objects they get hold of
· red cheeks, swollen gums and excessive dribbling
· loss of appetite – refusing to eat or drink due to the pain
· restless sleep, mood changes and feelings of irritability
· pulling on their ears – the pain in the mouth throbs throughout baby’s head so they pull their ears believing that it will provide relief
Disclaimer: I was sent a bottle of the Organic Monkey Cheek Rub Oil for the purpose of this review but all words and opinions are my own and may not be copied without with my express permission.