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Nawgum has Found a New Home with Dr. Brown’s

Nawgum has found a new home! We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Dr. Brown’s. We invite you to read the official press release below and check out Nawgum on Dr. Brown’s website.

Three-in-One Nawgum Teether by Dr. Brown’s and Mello & Co. Helps All Stages of Teething

New teether soothes gums, comforts incisors and massages molars

ST. LOUIS — [April 25, 2017] — Dr. Brown’s and Mello & Co. have partnered to offer the new three-in-one Nawgum Teether, for babies of all ages and stages.

The cactus-shaped teether is designed to address all of baby’s teething needs during the three stages of baby’s oral development: gumming, front and side teeth and back molars. The Nawgum Teether soothes baby’s pain during the entire teething process, managing all areas of the mouth.

The Nawgum Teether includes two “arms” with specially molded textures – massaging bumps and comforting squiggles – designed to best soothe baby’s gums. The arms face opposite directions, giving baby’s little hands better control for navigating the teether.

The soft, silicone teether is gentle against baby’s mouth, but still firm to support chewing and help ease painful areas.

“At Dr. Brown’s, we understand that teething is a difficult process – for both babies and parents,” said Dr. Brown’s brand manager Jesse Lehnhoff. “Babies need the right tools to provide relief during this important growth period, and parents need to feel confident that baby is safe. The Nawgum Teether was created to help with both of those concerns – comfort and safety.”

Parents will appreciate that the Nawgum Teether was designed with safety as a priority, and is BPA free, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) compliant and made of food-grade seamless silicone. It’s also dishwasher safe (top rack) for quick and easy cleaning.

The Nawgum Teether by Dr. Brown’s and Mello & Co. is now available at specialty and natural grocery stores and independent juvenile retailers, and it will soon be available at mass retailers. For more information about Dr. Brown’s, visit, or find Dr. Brown’s on social media at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. For more information about Mello & Co., visit, or find Mello & Co. on social media at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.


About Dr. Brown’s

Dr. Brown’s is dedicated to providing thoughtfully designed, thoroughly researched, healthful feeding products for baby. The Dr. Brown’s family of baby bottles and bottle accessories, breastfeeding products, pacifiers, teethers, baby care products, cups and solid feeding innovations help ensure happy feeding for the littlest members of the family. Parents voted the Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Standard Bottle as the Best Baby Bottle in the 2016 BabyCenter Moms’ Picks Awards. In addition, moms have voted for Dr. Brown’s bottles as the best bottle in Fit Pregnancy and Baby’s Best Awards for 13 straight years. Dr. Brown’s products are available at baby specialty, pharmacy and online retailers worldwide. For more information, visit


Nawgum Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

Woot! Our Nawgum Teether was just featured in the February issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine in the “Stuff We Love” section. ❤ This month’s “Stuff We Love” section has a cactus theme and, of course, Nawgum’s cactus shaped arms are shaped for easily reaching and managing all areas of the mouth during all three stages of teething and oral development.

Pregnancy and Newborn is a monthly magazine which shares the excitement of pregnancy and early parenthood with women across the U.S. and in Canada. It’s filled with awesome articles and tips for moms-to-be and new mamas, fashion, style and beauty for mom, and baby products to satisfy every style and budget.

Pick up a copy of the February 2016 issue or you can view a digital copy of the issue online (Nawgum is featured on page 22).


February Cover of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine Nawgum Featured in Pregnancy Newborn Magazine


Founder Sue Kellogg Featured on NPR

If you had on your radio today you may have heard our founder, Sue Kellogg, coming through your stereo.

Sue was featured on NPR during the morning show and will be featured during the famous All Things Considered to talk about being a mom-preneur and how she got the idea to invent the Nawgum Teether.

If you’re in Michigan, tune in to your local NPR station. You can also listen live at

If you missed the show, you can listen to the segment online on WCMU’s website: Destiny or self-will? The story behind a Traverse City entrepreneur’s success


Mello & Co Named in “The Baby Spot Bests 2015″

The Baby Spot ( recently compiled a list of its favorite designers, stores, bloggers, photographers, toy makers and innovators to look out for in 2015! Guess who was included?? Mello & Co was named a “designer to look out for in 2015” for our Nawgum Teether!!

We are so honored to be included on this list with so many wonderful brands!

The Baby Spot is an online magazine for parents, guardians and grandparents alike. They share articles about everything from being pregnant to dealing with your troublesome toddler.


Read the entire list at Baby Spot Bests – 2015…


Nawgum Featured in Family Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

We are thrilled to be included in the Family Magazine Group Holiday Gift Guide! The 2014 Gift Guide features a great array of ideas, Family Choice Award Winners, and gifts for the entire family ranging from products to entertainment and travel. This awesome guide serves as a gift-buying guide throughout the entire year as top recommendations from Family Choice Awards!

View the entire 2014 Gift Guide!

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The Bump Names Nawgum Top Genius Teething Toy

We have some EXCITING news!! Our Nawgum teether has been featured on The Bump as one of the top 10 genius teething toys!

It is such an honor to be included with these amazing brands ~ Chewbeads, ZoLiBaby, MAM USA, Munchkin, and Boon Inc.

When baby’s teething, she’ll want to get her hands (and mouth!) on just about everything. These teethers will keep her occupied and keep you from stressing out.

Continue reading ‘Chew on This! 10 Genius Teething Toys

Convicted by Teething? Tips From Go Adventure Mom

Are you convicted by teething? ~ Teething is hard! It’s hard on the baby and it’s hard on parents. Nawgum to save the day! Check out this article featured on Go Adventure Mom with tips on how to break free from the teething conviction.

Having a teething toddler can make anyone feel apprehensive about leaving the privacy of your own home. There are no eyes to watch from afar. No social stigmas to live up to when your toddler commands leadership in their role. Our own walls offer privacy and safety when the screaming and tantrum like behavior commence. Although this conviction by a teething toddler can sometimes offer the security we need to just “be”, the “imprisonment” can also be lonely and wearing…

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