New Teething Tools for Baby
Teething may be one of the worst experiences for both baby and parent. Your child is miserable; he soaks through every bib and t-shirt with drool, and may test out his new chompers by biting the bottle or, heaven forbid, your breast! Giving your child a toy specifically made to soothe his aching gums can calm both of you. From a new twist on the classic teething rings to the new age teethers, here are some “cool” options.
For babies who don’t yet have the coordination to hold a toy in their mouths, a teething pacifier may be the answer. The part of the pacifier that goes in the mouth has nubs on it to stimulate and massage your baby’s gums. You can store the pacifier in the fridge, giving the pacifier a cold surface.
This toy is a great choice for babies starting on solids or baby foods. Cut up some bananas, strawberries, or melon, and pop them in the freezer. Once frozen, take the pieces out and place them in the mesh feeder, and allow your child to suck and chew on the cool treat.
Give your children a leg up on oral health. These teethers feature bumps that brush their teeth as they chew. The bumps also sooth sore gums. They can be put into the fridge, or freezer, to give the gums a cold sensation.
Amber has been used in Europe as a natural remedy for teething pain. Baltic Amber contains Succinic Acid, which is thought to boost the immune system and calm babies during teething. The necklaces are made to be worn by your baby, not chewed on. The necklaces should also be removed when the child is not supervised, such as during sleep.
This Teether will vibrate when your child bites down on it. You can also toss theses teethers in the fridge to get cold, before offering them to your child. Be forewarned, your child may find the vibrating fun or horrifying.