QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What age is the Munch Mitt recommended for?
The Munch Mitt is designed for babies from 3-8 months, but can be used up to 12 months of age. Every child is unique and will develop at their own pace. For babies with smaller hands, we suggest tightening the strap lower down on the arm (rather than the wrist). This allows for better access to the teething part of the mitten. As your baby grows and develops, they will become strong enough and smart enough to be able to remove the mitt themselves (on average around 7-8 months of age). At that time many babies continue to use the mitten as a traditional hand held teether. The strap can also be used to attach it to stroller straps or a toy clip.
Are the Munch Mitt materials safe for my baby?
The Munch Mitt's design and materials have been rigorously tested to ensure they meet or exceed all federal safety requirements, including Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) standards, American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) regulations, and the most current Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (“CPSIA”). The Mittens's teething surface is 100% food grade silicone and is BPA, Phthalate and Latex free.
Can you freeze or cool the Munch Mitt?
It is not necessary to cool or freeze the mitten. The firm textured silicone alone does effectively aid teething relief. When baby bites or rubs the surface on their gums it produces counter pressure which provides pain relief. The Munch Mitt can however be cooled by placing only the silicone part of the mitt face down in a cup of ice. Do not insert the material part in the ice, as it too will become cold and/or wet.
How do you clean the Munch Mitt?
See our Care Instructions Page HERE
Why is there only one mitten?
Babies from the age of 2 months and up are developing grip and use of their fingers. We leave one hand free to help baby explore the mitten. We find that babies will use one hand to guide the mitten (while on the other hand) to the mouth. Using one mitten in this manner helps baby learn hand/eye, hand/mouth coordination and stimulates their problem solving skills when learning to maneuver the mitten. We have designed the Munch Mitt so that it can be worn on either hand, based on your baby's preference. Simply flip it over and ensure that the "thumb" teething area is facing the baby's mouth.