A simple, rubber teething ring. Certified non-toxic and FDA-compliant!
Since teething babies always seem to have hands in their mouths, a teething mitten may help relieve sore gums. Bonus that this one makes a crinkle noise to stimulate baby’s senses!
Freezer, reusable, “popsicle!” Fill will breast milk or formula if baby has not yet started solid foods. As they get older, you can easily add blended fruit or veggies! It’s a no-mess cold Popsicle used for a soothing treat!
Teething Banana! Silicone rubber that’s great for sore gums & dual-acts as a starter toothbrush. We love this product!
With teething comes drool, lots of drool! Save baby’s clothes with a drool bib. Plus is has a small teether chew at the tip. *Do not leave baby unattended with a bib on, or anything around their necks.
Soffie the giraffe is one of our favorite chew toys!! Both my babies have LOVED this product.
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics & U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warn against teething jewelry for risks of choking, strangulation, injury to the mouth and infection. (Read more).
Amber teething beads have become popular. I’ll be the first to admit I even tried them with my daughter after hearing from a friend they worked great (I was not aware of the hazards at the time & thankfully nothing serious happened!). In addition to suffocation concerns, amber teething necklaces contain succinic acid, which may be released into an infant’s blood stream in unknown quantities. Makers of these products often claim succinic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory and relieves teething and joint pain. There is no scientific evidence to support these claims, and the FDA has not evaluated the claims for safety or effectiveness, and recommends parents not use these products.
Similar to teething jewelry, any rings or toys with beads, or small parts are a choking hazard. Fluid-filled teethers may puncture and leak, posing a potential choking hazard or leak contain contaminated liquid.
Toy that are too hard or have sharp edges can hurt or harm baby’s gums.
The FDA warns against using any sort of topical medication to treat teething pain in children, including prescription or over the counter creams (OTC) and gels. They offer little to no benefit and are associated with serious risk. Benzocaine is the active ingredient in several OTC oral health care products such as Baby Orajel. These products should not be used for teething because they can be dangerous and are not useful because they wash out of a baby’s mouth within minutes. (Read more).
This is not an exhaustive list of the research. I encourage you to continue reading, research & further discussing with your pediatrician.
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