If you're seeing the signs — drooling, gnawing, fussiness — it's time to start thinking about solutions for your tiny teether. While some babies go through the process virtually pain-free, for others, it can be a miserable, and ongoing, phase. Teething rings and toys won't make the pain go away, but they will help to soothe your lil one's aching gums. Check out these ten options for satiating little chompers.
Hold onto your keys! There are few toys as universally loved by teething tots as mama's keys. Their color, temperature, and noise-making ability are an instant hit when all other toys fail. Unfortunately, most keys hanging from the ring are dirty and filled with lead. Though it's hard to fool a lil one with a substitute, these key-shaped teethers will give mom peace of mind when she places them in groping hands.
A teething babe will chew on anything from a wooden table to his own arm! Tricks like the frozen washcloth and teething jewelry will get you so far, but there are some great modern teethers on the market. From all natural wooden versions to brightly colored plastic ones, we've rounded up 10 that you can grab when your baby's gums ache.
When a tot is teething, you want to keep him happy — that's why our parents' generation resorted to a rubbing a lil whiskey on the gums. We recently explored a number of teething remedies, but a newer one caught our eye. Teething Bling are nontoxic, food-safe, phthalate-free silicone teething rings transformed into jewelry. The rings are either hung from strings to create pendant necklaces or made into bangle bracelets with the intention of having your lil one gnaw on them while teething. The thought behind the line is that babies will put anything in their mouths, so why not provide them with something they can easily grasp while mama goes about her usual business?
There are few sounds worse than a lil one crying and when mama can't determine how to soothe those wails, it can be torture. When tots begin teething, this scenario may become more frequent and mamas try all kinds of tricks to temper their wee one's pain. Take a look at some of our favorite tried and true remedies for easing teething pain.
When you send your tot off to school with a sack lunch, your goal is to give your babe the best eats possible.
While those cute lunch totes may appear to do the job, use an old baby toy for extra insurance.
Toss old teething rings (cleaned off of course!) into the freezer. When it's time to send princess off to school, grab one of the iced toys and place it into her lunch box. She'll be pleasantly surprised when her yogurt and apple slices are just as chilled as they are at home.