I always say babies are so cute and cuddly…and then they start teething. They go from cute to absolutely terrifying in what feels like a matter of seconds.
There were very few times in my early parenting days that I turned to a glass of champagne (or two) to turn my frown upside down – my daughter’s teething was one of them – holy smokes. But like with all things baby related, it is a phase and you will get through it. There is always a light at the end of that tunnel, promise girlfriend!
If you haven’t experienced the “joy” that is teething yet, the best thing you can do is be prepared with the right tools and try not to let your frustration get the best of you. Certain things just need to run their course, and this is one of them – so don’t let anyone paint a seriously bleak picture. After all, again – this is a phase. The best thing you can do is get the tequilla on ice, just in case, and stock up on these amazing teethers that come highly recommended from real moms like you and me.
And don’t be shy about the baby Tylenol (in recommended doses, of course) as it was our best friend when her chompers were coming in. Good luck, and stock up!
Here are my must-have teethers:
Teething Egg Unlike traditional teethers, the curved shape of an egg provides full coverage of both the top and bottom gums. The small end of the egg easily glides around the mouth, while the large end prevents it from being a choking hazard. Babies are instinctively drawn to round, breast shaped objects, and The Teething Egg is a great replacement for pacifiers that often reinforce bad habits. Also a great substitute for thumbs, fingers, elbows, toes, breasts, and the family dog 🙂
Nuby Teeth-eez Help soothe your little one’s tender gums with Nuby’s Teethe-eez Teether. Made of soft silicone, it features teething bristles to stimulate the gums. The various other textures will provide soothing comfort and help stimulate the eruption of new teeth.
Innobaby Original Teethin Smart EZ Grip Fruit Teether Innobaby’s Teethin’ SMART Massaging Fruit Teether offers an EZ grip handle for babies longing to soothe their swollen gums. Its gentle, lightweight, EZ grip design is easy to hold for even the youngest teethers. The flexible petal design reaches all parts of the mouth for thorough and gentle gum massage. This unique shape and varied textures stimulate the sensory nerves for improved oral development and speech. The teether is designed with ventilated breathing holes for safety while the baby chews. Innobaby’s Teethin’ SMART Massaging Teethers are a safe, toxic-free way to help babies satisfy their teething needs. BPA free, Phthalate free, PVC free, and lead free. Top shelf dishwasher and freezer safe.
Baby Banana Infant Toothbrush 100% Food Grade silicone teething toothbrush for kids 3-12 months of age. Specifically designed with “a-peel-ing” handles that are easy for baby to hold, while preventing choking. Bendable soft silicone reduces risk of injury, providing the safest learning experience possible. Dishwasher and Freezer Friendly. BPA, Phthalate, Latex, and Toxin Free. Helps to soothe sore teething gums with durable massaging bristles.
Mesh Feeder Sassy Teething Feeder is an ideal way to serve baby with age compatible whole frozen foods. A small mesh bag helps prevent the risk of choking, while the water-filled section of the feeder can be chilled to keep food fresh and cool. Feeder handle makes it convenient for use and its storage cap preserves freshness of the food.
Amber Teething Bracelet This baltic Amber Teething Bracelet is the natural way to reduce teething symptoms! Watch fussiness turn into giggles! You and your baby will FINALLY get some sleep! Did we mention… No more drooling!
Sweet Tooth The sweetest baby teether ever! Every SweeTooth is made in the USA from medical and food grade silicone so it’s naturally free of chemicals and toxins like BPA, PVC, phthalates, and lead. It’s latex-free and hypoallergenic. In addition to being cute and fun, the classic ice cream cone shape serves as an amazingly functional teether. Both ends offer various widths, surfaces, and textures for teething. The ice cream is slightly softer than the cone so baby can choose their bite resistance based on their teething stage or preference and whether grasping the cone or ice cream both ends are ergonomically friendly for little hands. SweeTooth can be chilled in the freezer before use for a cool teething sensation.
Innobaby Original Teethin Smart EZ Grip Star Teether Innobaby’s Teethin’ SMART Massaging Flower Rattle Teether offers an EZ grip handle for babies longing to soothe their swollen gums. Its gentle, lightweight, EZ grip design is easy to hold for even the youngest teethers. The flexible design reaches all parts of the mouth for thorough and gentle gum massage. This unique shape and varied textures stimulate the sensory nerves for improved oral development and speech. The teether is designed with ventilated breathing holes for safety while the baby chews.
Bunny Teether If your baby is teething Then hop to the BUNNY teether. With dual nubs to soothe hard-to-reach molars, BUNNY teether is the safe, new way for babies to ease teething discomfort.
Ike & Leo Teething Toys These “Baby Loved and Mom Approved” Teething Toys have been loved by Moms and Babies around the world for the simple reason they are 100% safe and actually work. Guaranteed. Whether you have a newborn, 2 or 3 month old, or toddlers, this Teether Set works to soothe, massage, and reduce fussiness & discomfort.
Winkel Rattle and Teether Colorful loops made from soft, pliable plastic are easy to grasp and hold, plus caregivers can refrigerate it for a soothing teether. The Winkel teether rattle is a must have for newborns and teething babies. Made of pu tubing (polyurethane) and as such does not contain BPA or PVC and meets the CPSC and European requirements for phthalates. Named a finalist for ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award program. Winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award, 2017 Hot Diggity Award Winner & Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toy.
The First Years Massaging Action Teether This teether will be the “star” of your collection, with chewable star points that produce a safe, soothing vibration whenever baby bites down on them. Powered by a small long-life battery that’s sealed inside, this playful teether features an easy-grasp ring handle with spin feature for added fun. Your teething star will love it!