Jenny came up with this idea while on maternity leave with her second child in early 2010. He was a big teether and grabbed at everything, then the idea struck her. After months of research and development, GUMIGEM® was born.
This was a long process that finally resulted in developing a necklace that just looks like a nice piece of jewellery, but can have a dual function as a safe teething item for your baby.
It is really intended to be a nice piece of jewellery for mum that bridges the gap from when babies start to grab at necklaces, until they understand and can follow instruction that this is not the done thing!
Our Vision is to provide modern solutions to the age old problem of teething, with funky and chunky jewellery as well as innovative teething toys that babies will adore. Our dream is to make GUMIGEM® a household name in teething.
GUMIGEM® is a UK based family run business who produce silicone jewellery, aimed to provide mummy with a stylish accessory that baby can also entertain their hands with. With a variety of stylish designs, and a full range of colours to choose from, you're certain to find a GUMIGEM ® to suit you in our online shop.
The jewellery is made from silicone (like you would find a dummy teat, teething toy or baby spoon to be made of), so is soft and flexible. Our silicone meets the required standards and is BPA, PVC, Lead, Latex and Phthalate free. For more information on our commitment to safety view our Safety & FAQs page.
GUMIGEM ® can withstand high temperatures, be easily washed in hot water or placed in the dishwasher. The necklaces come on a long cord, so there is plenty of reach for baby, and for extra comfort and safety, each necklace has a breakaway clasp. A thoughtful gift for new mummies, adorable aunties and gorgeous grannies!
GUMIGEM ® have the widest range of silicone jewellery, they are designed in the UK and manufactured between our UK and Chinese factories. They accommodate both the mum's need to be stylish and a baby's tendency to grab and chew on things. Many nursing necklaces are made from hard beads which many dentists feel is not ideal for emerging teeth due to the potential risk of wear and damage.
Jenny & Stuart live in Birkhill just outside Dundee and have two children.
When not working on GUMIGEM® and CHEWIGEM® they enjoy the simple things in life such as family and the great outdoors!