Matchstick Monkey Ludo Lion Teething Starter Set at a glance:
Matchstick Monkey's Ludo Lions Teethers are fun, flexible and the textured bumps are getting to the source of pain quickly. The Flat Lion Teethers are small, lightweight, and great for tiny hands - ideal to keep in your bag when you are on the go. The Silicone Finger Toothbrushes are the perfect first toothbrush for your baby. Soft and gentle on the gums from the very first tooth. All contain BioCote® Antibacterial Protection reducing microbes on the surface making our products cleaner and fresher than any other teethers.
We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...
How did this product make your life easier?
Helen: Great little starter set with a variety of different textures to assist with teething pain in all areas of the mouth. The inclusion of the toothbrush to allow babies to become accustomed to having their teeth cleaned is a good idea. Quick and easy to clean in multiple ways is very useful, especially when out. Great size for little hands to hold and manipulate independently as well as small enough to slip into handbags when going out.
Janine: I like that this is so easy to clean and doesn’t have any fabric/plastic parts that can crack or break or get dirty like other teethers we have used. If my baby had taken to them it would have been very practical as the way the arms are looped she can hold the teethers herself or can tie them onto a strap to stop them falling on the floor which would definitely help to keep them safe and clean and not drop them.
Cassandra: The matchstick Ludo lion pack is a great tool for both baby and mums, its design allows for multi use as a teething tool and a very handy toothbrush. It’s so easy to clean, it even survives the dishwasher, and you can attach a strap to both the lion head and the full lions body so you won’t lose it when out and about.
Would you recommend this to other parents?
Nicola: Each of three individual components are very handy for their own uses. The ludo lion matchstick can be popped into your bag for easy transportation and handy to have out and about on the go. The flat lion face teether I found handy to have in the cot for any night wake ups as it’s flat and doesn’t cause too much discomfort if it’s laid on. The finger tips lion head is handy for getting babies used to the feeling of a toothbrush in their mouth. All parts are easily washed and to be kept clean. The arms of the ludo lion teether are easy for little fingers to hold and get up to their mouths.
Jodie: I would definitely recommend this product (and have already bought several as gifts!) Compared to some other teething products on the market, I found this one to be one of the best designs. It is so easy for little hands to grab hold of and keep hold of, even from a young age. It is so simple to clean, without any fiddly, awkward places and can also just be popped in the dishwasher.
Danielle: With a teething toddler and baby it's great that this set has different options to use with the flat teether and the animal teether, we especially like the animal teether, its great that she can grasp it she finds it really easy to hold and loves the colour and lion character. I love that they have the antibacterial protection and are so easy to clean as hygiene is a top priority especially in current covid times.
Would you choose this product above all others on the market?
Janine: I think these are really nice looking teethers and not garishly pink or blue like so many other baby things. They come as a really cute set so would be an ideal gift for baby shower/new mum present. They are just the right size for baby to hold themselves and not drop which means you are not having to constantly give the baby back the teether.
Cassandra: I was already a fan of the original matchstick monkey but I prefer the Ludo lion design, the lion head caught my daughter's attention as she really likes the face contrast so her inquisitive little fingers were always tracing it. The items are well made and durable but best of all dishwasher safe and look good too.
Jodie: I would definitely choose this one above all others on the market. It’s size, ease of use and cleaning and the ridges to help apply gel put it miles above the rest. Lots of little bits to get at those pesky sore gums and a lovely design. The addition of the flat chewy and the finger toothbrush is a bonus. All of these were a huge hit for us!
What changes would you make to this product?
Danielle: There isn't anything I would change, the only thing I think would be great is if this set came with the addition of a holder, as my little one tends to like throwing the teether and I'm afraid she will lose it, but also to avoid dropping on dirty surfaces as much. But this set is pretty perfect as it is!
Helen: Include one toothbrush, make the bottom a little longer - for example to the size of a baby's toothbrush - and make it from the same firm material as the matchstick monkey / lion. If you keep the toothbrush as is, then I would advise to put a hole in the top in case a child inhales / swallows it by accident.
Cassandra: I would change the finger toothbrushes. They are a good idea but by baby bit my fingers with her gums whilst I was using them and it really hurt. Maybe the silicone could be thicker? My baby also wanted to chew on this toothbrush and not on the teethers, but the shape of these is a bit of a choking hazard if not using them as finger toothbrushes, so I couldn’t let her. She also bit off some of the bristles and swallowed these.