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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 mitt. 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 mitt 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 safety tested and exceed all of Canada's baby product safety standards including CPSIA regulations.  The Munch Mitt's teether 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 mitt. 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 teether 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?

For a quick clean, simply wash the silicone part with warm water and soap, pat dry or air dry.

For a full clean, place in wash bag or alone in the washer on a gentle cycle, warm or cold water.  Mitt can be machine dried on a short gentle/delicate low or no heat cycle.  Do not over dry or use hot heat.  If mitt is still slightly damp inside, open as much as possible and air dry for remainder. 

Dry drool build-up on any material for very long periods will make fabric smelly. Even though the mitt may not look dirty we suggest doing a full wash of the mitt periodically to avoid this.  Because of the mitt's high quality water resistant fabric, it may take 24 hours or more to air dry.  Ensure inside of mitt is fully dry before putting back on baby.

Do not leave mitt wet inside plastic bag or washer or enclosed air tight area after washing or when wet.  Dry in dryer or leave open and out to air dry. 

Why is there only one mitt?

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 mitt. We find that babies will use one hand to guide the mitt (while on the other hand) to the mouth. Using one mitt in this manner helps baby learn hand/eye, hand/mouth coordination and stimulates their problem solving skills when learning to maneuver the mitt.  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.