When your baby starts to get their teeth, they’ll want to get their hands (and teeth!) on just about anything they can. A good way to deal with this is to get them some teething toys! Good teething toys are specifically designed to be chewed on, so they should be both safe and chemical free. We’ve compiled a list of the best teething toys, and you’re sure to find some you like.
The Best Teething Toys: Our Choices
Without further ado, here is our list of favorite teething toys:
1. Sophie The Giraffe
This has been a really popular teething toy for a few years. It’s super cute! It’s made from 100% natural rubber and food-grade paint, and is phthalate free & BPA Free, so it’s a very safe teething toy.
There are lots of parts to chew on, and it’s all really pliable rubber: the ears, feet and parts of her head are made from thicker rubber, and it’s all very chewable (if you’re a baby)!
It has a variety of fun features: the giraffe spots make it easily-recognizable to babies, and if you squeeze her, she squeaks!
It’s really easy to clean Sophie; just use warm soapy water and make sure not to get any inside by putting a finger on the hole.
2. Baby Banana Bendable Training Toothbrush
This is another cute baby teether! It was invented by a dental hygienist mom, and it’s supposed to mimic a toothbrush to introduce them to the idea of brushing their teeth. While I’m not totally sure that it’s going to do this, I still think it’s a cute toy and a lot of people seem to agree!
Like any of the best teething toys, this one is made from 100% safe rubbers and is machine washable.
What else can I say? It’s cute and babies love to chew on it!
3. Manhattan Toy Winkel
Now THIS is a crazy-looking teething toy! It’s really neat, though. The cool look of the toy is very appealing to babies, and it’s full of loops and places to grab onto, making it easy to hold and also helping to develop hand-eye coordination. A lot of parents rave about how easy it is for babies (who have little hand-eye coordination at this point) to grip the toy.
The middle of the Manhattan Toy Winkel is a rattle, which is always fun to play with. It’s also a really easy teething toy to play with, since it has so many places to hold onto and chew on. The loops are all very sturdy and secure, so you don’t have to worry about them coming off.
All-in-all, this is a great little teether and I think your baby will love it.
4. The First Years Star Teething Blanket
This one is a little different from the teethers so far: it’s a teething blanket. It’s really neat: it has multiple surfaces with different textures, such as terry cloth and crinkly satin, as well as a rubbery part and lots of softer parts. It has a squeak toy sewn into one of the corners, which is really fun, and kids seem to love the crinkly parts.
Being made out of soft materials, you’ll probably have to wash it regularly, and you can do so in the washer: with cold water and on the “delicate” setting. Don’t put it in the dryer, though.
The Star Teething blanket also has a loop that you can use to attach it to a bouncer, car seat or anything else to keep it within arm’s reach.
It’s about the size of a washcloth, so labelling it a “blanket” is a little misleading, but it’s just about perfect size for a teething child. This is definitely one of the best teething blanket toys there is.
5. Comotomo Silicone Baby Teether
This is a fun, but basic one. It’s made from food-grade silicone, and it’s really easy to clean. You can just pop it in the dishwasher if you have one, or it’s easy to wash by hand, too.
The ends are textured, which is always appealing to a teething toddler. If they’re a finger-chewer, they’re probably going to love this teething toy; the little legs are meant to mimic a toddler’s tiny fingers, many parents seem to agree that it makes a good substitute for fingers!
This is a great little teether, and your baby will probably love it!
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