Best Toys for Teething
Bringing in new teeth can be an uncomfortable experience for baby. The Mayo Clinic cites "drooling, irritability or crankiness," and “sore or tender gums” as signs and symptoms of teething — no fun for a little one, or for mom and dad.
Thankfully, there are a number of teething relief toys to make baby a little more comfortable during flare-ups.
Teething Toys for Infants
The Oball Shaker: This toy lets baby shake, rattle, and teethe all at once. It is easy to hold and has colorful rattle beads that create fun sounds. The rattle portion is clear, so your baby can watch the colorful beads bounce around as they shake.
"The mixed shaping is perfect for his little hands. The rattle is just loud enough for him, and doesn't bother me with his constant banging (smile)." – Grandmother and Wal-mart Reviewer
Bright Starts Rattle & Shake Barbell: This fun and colorful rattle is made especially for little hands. It has a clear rattle with colorful beads and a mirror for reflecting light. It includes a textured handle to make it easier for baby to grasp.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends “the use of cold items [for teething relief] because the cold acts as an anesthetic for the gums.” Among their suggestions for relief is the use of refrigerated teething rings.
Bright Starts Chill & Teethe: These water-filled teethers come in a variety of textures and shapes and are easy for little hands to grasp. Just pop them in the refrigerator to make them nice and cool.
"My four-month-old daughter is just learning to hold things and put them in her mouth…these simple little shapes are just right for her little fingers and fit easily in her mouth." — Kim, Amazon Reviewer
“If your little one is less satisfied by typical teethers, a different shape or style might be in order.”
Babies will put all kinds of things in their mouths as they seek relief from emerging teeth. If your little one is less satisfied by typical teethers, a different shape or style might be in order. This will ensure that baby has something safe to chew and teethe on.
Oball Grip & Teethe: These multi-textured keys are perfect for teething and tactile play. The bold colors capture baby’s attention, while the various shapes and sizes are designed to make it easy for little hands to grasp and hold. Another bonus: it's dishwasher safe.
Bright Starts Teethe Me Pals: These cute, animal-shaped characters are designed to mimic one of baby’s favorite things to teethe on: their own fingers. They are made from soft, 100% silicone, so they’re gentle for tender gums.
"My son does not like any other teether to chew on...except this one, it's able to reach the back teeth that have been bothering him!" — Mom and Teeth Me Pals reviewer
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