Teething is a very important time for your baby. It can also be a very painful and irritating time for him because teeth that are just emerging are going to render the gums itchy and sore.
One of the ways to effectively distract your baby from biting into his own tongue, gums or any nearby hard object that he can find is to give him a teething toy. Now, you may think that teething toys are all the same for all babies. Well, all babies are different and their wants & needs are going to be different, as well.
If you see your baby chewing on his blanket or a portion of his clothing, then a polyester teething toy that is soft may be all that he needs. If your baby is grabbing anything within reach and biting into them, then you should keep those things away from him and buy him a hard plastic teething toy for him to nibble on.
Best Teething Toys for Your Baby
Play & Grow Freddie the Firefly Take Along Toy (Lamaze)
This toy is made with products that are free from PVC, BPA and phthalates. Yes, this product is essentially a toy, but his entirety is crafted to be chewed on by a child. This colorful butterfly can let out many sounds when different parts of his body are bitten or squeezed. He can rattle, squeak, clink and crinkle. He even has a fairly large clip—which is also chewable—on top that would let you secure it in his crib so it won’t fall off.
Suri the Octopus and Friends Baby Teether Set
These teething toys come in a set of three designs that have nautical themes. One is an octopus, then an anchor, and a boat’s steering wheel. Your baby will be able to enjoy the three shapes. If, due to some unfortunate incident, your baby is going to lose one of his teething toys, it can be purchased individually. Suri and friends are made from a soft medical grade silicone. It is strong and comfortable in the mouth.
Baby Banana Bendable Training Toothbrush (Baby Banana)
The Bendable Training Toothbrush from Baby Banana is actually not an actual toothbrush. It just looks like one, albeit through the façade of a peeled-off banana. The soft silicone material of this teething toy is free from Latex, phthalates and BPA. The wide handle and the peels will serve as gripping points. While it won’t act as a toothbrush, it can certainly teach your baby how to hold one. It can also massage his gums well.
Silicone Baby Teether (Comotomo)
This teething toy has a unique design: it has four prongs that your baby can hold on to. They can also act as a stand for the toy. This toy also has a small design, so smaller babies will be able to bite it without gagging or getting overwhelmed by the size of it. Medical grade silicone is the material that was used for this toy. It is strong enough to be cleaned & sterilized quickly.
Star Teething Blanket (First Years)
This teething blanket is not actually a blanket; it is more like a small cloth or towel that can be used to wipe drool from the sides of your baby’s mouth. It is made from satin and terry cloth. The different textures will entertain your baby and will keep him interested. A corner of this star-shaped toy even has a squeaky toy sewn into it. It will certainly pique the interest of your baby, as well as satisfying his need to bite things.
Sensory Teether (Manhattan Toy)
This uniquely shaped teething toy is made from BPA-free plastic. It is designed to be safe for your baby’s mouth. It is also made to be a great play toy. So, it’s essentially a two-in-one package. The Sensory Teether is a small plastic box that has many colored rings connected to it. The rings will be able to train your baby’s gripping capabilities, as well as his association with colors.
Baby Bunny Teether (Zoli)
Two silicone fingers or ears protrude from this plastic teething toy that is shaped like the head of a bunny. It is great for early-age babies and those babies who already have some teeth. It is a modern design that can certainly appeal to mothers because of its lifespan and its effective purpose.
Food Feeder (Kidsme)
This unique teething toy also doubles as a way for parents to introduce their babies to solid foods and different flavors. It has a container that you can place any food in. You can insert small pieces of fruit or ice in it. Small holes will let the juice or the fluid from the food seep out so that your baby will be able to taste it and appreciate its coldness or warmth. As a teething toy, it is also very effective. The medical grade silicon of its components will allow your baby to soothe his irritable gums.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Teether (Kids Preferred)
Made from 100% polyester, this colorful caterpillar will be able to soothe your baby’s gums. It also has a rattling sound, so it’ll keep your baby interested as he bites on it.
Twist Teether (Green Toys)
This one is made from 100% food safe recycled plastic, which is surprisingly more durable than most conventional plastics. The Twist Teether rattles, as well, so it’ll be a fun toy for your baby.
Multi Sensory Baby Teether (LifeFactory)
This teething toy is shaped in a perfect circle. The material has four different textures that will keep your baby interested and curious. His motor and oral skills will also be honed when he plays with this one.
Sophie the Giraffe Teether (Vulli)
This teething toy would look like a regular rubber animal figure. Its long neck would enable the baby to reach his molars when he bites it. The hand-painted spots and facial features are from food grade paint. This teething toy is strong and effective.