The Millennial Mom Times

Matchstick Monkey Product Review

October 24, 2018

My three month old is in the beginning stages of teething. Crazy, right? My oldest didn’t begin teething until seven months! I just noticed a lot of drooling and needing to force her knuckles and fingers into her mouth to suck on them all day long.

I tried the most basic teething toys I had stored from our first born like the cooling teether, but my daughter had zero interest in that. I could not even get her to grip it.

I came across the Matchstick Monkey teething toy and instantly fell in love with its versatility:

  1. It can be used to help babies teething by soothing their gums.
  2. It can be used as a toothbrush to help babies and up with their oral hygiene skills.
  3. It can be used as an applicator by applying pain relief gels, oils, and granules to the bumps on the back of the monkey’s head.

I just had to get it for my daughter so Matchstick Monkey was incredibly generous enough to send me two Matchstick Monkey teething toys to try out with my daughter. There are two advertised Matchstick Monkeys on their website: the original and then the dancing monkey.

The original matchstick monkey:

The dancing matchstick monkey:

The differences between the two is that the dancing matchstick monkey has a variety of textures to help soothe your little one’s sore gums and is a bit longer in height (14 cm. as opposed to 10.5 cm from the original).

They are both made from BPA free, FDA and CE certified food trade silicone. They are both dishwasher safe.

The products are all incredibly captivating to the eyes because they are bright, and their packaging is stunning.

I requested an original blue monkey and an orange dancing monkey for my daughter Jade, but the company offers so many more colors such as rubine red, pink, light or dark blue, grey, and yellow.

Interestingly enough, my daughter enjoyed the dancing monkey to hold and play with, but she preferred the original monkey in her mouth. I had her test both out during the day, and I noticed she laughed and played with the dancing monkey, but when it came to having something in her mouth, she definitely preferred the original matchstick monkey.

I’m not an expert so I can’t say for sure, but my daughter might have enjoyed the original matchstick monkey more because it is less textured and because of its silicone material. My daughter is an exclusively breastfed baby so when she held it, she instantly wanted to suck on the head of the monkey. I believe it reminded her of my breasts for nursing so it was a comfort for her.

Overall, I’m very happy with the products because it is a fun and flexible teething toy that can grow with my daughter. Once her teething phase ends, I can still use the matchstick monkey as an “introductory” toothbrush, which I think is fantastic.

I did worry that the teether would maybe be too big for my daughter to hold because the company does offer a mini version of the dancing monkey as well. However, after opening it and handing it to her personally, she griped all parts of the monkey with little to no help from me or her daddy! I was super pleased but not that surprised either because all parts of the monkey are thin.

I have to give the Matchstick Monkey a five star rating. A very light-weight and versatile teether perfect for my three month old. She chews on her monkeys during the day on the carpet and looks perfectly content. I wish I had come across their company two years ago when I first became a mother.

If your baby is drooling or teething from sore gums, then please consider getting your little one a Matchstick Monkey. This is by far a must-have product.

They have quick and easy international delivery so go to their site at and check them out. They are famous for their teething toy, but the company also sells blankets, swaddles, gift sets, and more.

You can find them at their social media channels:

Instagram– @matchstick_monkey

Facebook– Matchstick Monkey

Twitter– @MTSK_Monkey

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