Matchstick Monkey was born when new mum, Katie Windridge couldn’t find anything to ease her baby, Minnie’s teething pain. At just one-month-old, Minnie’s pain was constant. She wouldn’t settle and no one was getting much sleep. Minnie refused every teething toy, and Katie’s fingers hurt from being bitten when she tried to apply teething gel. After nursing yet another bleeding finger, Katie realised there had to be a better solution. Inspired by her daughters love of monkeys, the original designs for Matchstick Monkey were created.