Reviewed by Charlotte Gatehouse
As soon as Mizzie the Kangaroo baby teething toy arrived in the post, I knew it would be a hit with my baby niece, there’s not a lot babies like more than putting things in their mouth so the Mizzie teether was destined to be a hit.
Where else would Mizzie the Kangaroo come from but Australia of course and was designed by parents to help children learn and develop through play. The toy would appeal to boys and girls and would be a unique choice of gift, in fact there are a real lack of kangaroo based toys on the market. It really stands out, I have not seen anything like Mizzie on the shelves.
Mizzie comes in a cardboard box with a clear plastic window so you can see her smiling face inside. Mizzie is a treat for babies senses, a vivid orange colour and a cheeky expression make her impossible to resist, a firm squeeze or cuddle let off a playful squeak- however you may need to hide her from any canine friends, the dog took quite an interest.
The Kangaroo is made of soft rubber from the Hevea tree which is 100% natural and it is important to note that Mizzie is non-toxic and free from PVC, BPA and nitrosamines-there are no nasties so she is completely safe for tiny hands and mouths. She measures around 20cm and is the perfect size for little arms to cuddle and little hands to grab.
My niece was taken with her straight away grasping for lovely Mizzie when presented with it and straight into the mouth with the ear which is the most natural way for a baby to explore objects. We played a game of peekaboo and made Mizzie squeak with much hilarity resulting in a infectious giggle. I can see Mizzie becoming a firm favourite.
I love that Mizzie can be gifted to a baby from birth and see them through to toddler days, no doubt the soft rubber is soothing for sore little gums when teething and could easily be cleaned when needed with a cloth and warm soapy water as directed, Mizzie should not be fully submerged or put in the dishwasher.
The toy feels durable and likely to withstand a good chewing and whatever else is thrown at it, reassuring it has been safety tested and is certified to all toy safety standards.
Mizzie retails at £14.99 which given the stimulating and developmental benefits is money well spent, Mizzie can be bought on her own or part of a gift set. Perfect for a baby shower or just to have in the ‘toolkit’ for grisly teething times, I would be tempted to stick it in the fridge to make it cool and even more soothing.
Mizzie the Kangaroo has the most adorable range of toys to accompany the teething toy including board books, musical books, puzzles and a music box. The website is easy to navigate and helpfully split into baby toys and toddler toys. I think Kangaroo’s could be the new giraffe’s.
This product can be purchased from the Mizzie the Kangaroo website here.