Best teething toys for babies

One of the greatest milestones in your child’s life is their teeth coming through. But getting to that moment includes a lot of pain for them and sometimes if a dummy won’t work, it can be a lot of crying, screaming crying. It’s a great stage, a cute stage and you get to be part of it, but it can be hard work for both of you as they struggle with their dribbling, their sore red gums and their constant need to chew on their fists. So before their pearly whites make their grand entrance, what are the best products to keep your little dumplings calm and soothed? Here’s my top teethers: 

Baby Banana Silicon Teething Toy | from 99p (if you order from China on eBay, takes up to 2 weeks to deliver or from £6 if bought in shops in the UK)

They say:

The flexible infant baby banana brush is the ideal infant training toothbrush that was invented by a mom-hygienist. The fun banana shape and soft texture are the perfect introduction and make brushing a fun experience as early as 3-4 months. It is made of the highest quality silicone and is compliant with the highest government standards. Because of its unique flexibility, it is much safer than traditional infant training toothbrushes and decreases risk of mouth injury. The wide banana peel handles provide an easy to grasp surface as infants learn to manipulate the brush in their mouth. The soft silicone can help sooth sore gums and it is dishwasher safe and freezer friendly. Parental supervision recommended.

  •  Recommended age: for babies under 1 years old
  • Official website says these are really popular in America
  • Familiarizes your baby on how to brush their teeth for the future
  • Can be used as a trainee toothbrush
We say:
This toy is brilliant from a personal point of view. Recommended by Emma as used often by her youngest Adam, this bendy silicon banana teething toy is brilliant for babies and provides the comfort they need and it’s also easy to for younger babies to get their paws around. Emily loves it.
Nuby “Bug-a-Loop” Teether, 3m+ |£4.69 | Boots
They say:
The Bug-a-Loop teether by Nuby provides textured surfaces for baby to bite and teethe on during teething periods. The teether is engineered with raised offset surfaces that assist in the eruption of teeth by gently massaging infant’s gums. Colorful shapes are easy for baby to hold and sized for maximum effectiveness as a teether and soother.
  • 3 + Months
  • No. 1 Teether Brand
  • Multiple Surfaces
  • BPA Free
  • Massaging Nub-eez Soothe and Stimulate Gums

We say:

Emily loves this teether. She’s had it the longest and anytime she gets into a hissy fit about her gums, this is the one that makes her happy. We’ve recommended this teether to many friends and it’s a hit with their babies.

 Nuby Ice Bite Teether |£3.59 (reduced from £4.69) | Superdrug
They say:
The IcyBite™ Keys teether by Nûby™ is another innovation in the natural teething process; a toy specially deigned to encourage oral motor skills as well as providing visual stimulation for your baby. This colourful toy is also a dual surfaced teether. The Nûby™ ”keys” are constructed of a soft textured material with offset surfaces, that assist in the eruption of teeth through infants delicate gums. For sore gums, the cool part of the ”keys” soothes and stimulates safely. Colourful shapes are easy for baby to hold and sized for maximum effectiveness as a teether. All Nûby™ products are made of safe, durable materials and exceed all government safety regulations and standards. PûrIce¬™ stays colder longer than water filled teethers.
  • Multiple teething surfaces aid in the eruption of new teeth
  • Pûrlce gel stays cooler longer than water filled soothers
  • Refrigerator safe
  • BPA free
  • Dual surfaced teether
  • Soothe, massage and play!
  • Practical Parenting and Pregnancy Awards 2010/2011 Bronze, feeding equipment.
We say:
It’s great for soothing gums as you can put it in the fridge. We only had it for about 24 hours as Emily threw hers out of the pram at Westwood, so we can’t comment further on it.
Sophie Giraffe |£15 | JoJo Maman Bébé
 They say:

Since her creation in 1961 Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 50 million babies (and parents!) worldwide with her natural beauty and charm, and her retro style has ensured that she has remained fashionable for over 50 years.

In France 9 out of 10 newborn babies are given their own Sophie la girafe.

Still the same, even after more than 50 years…she hasn’t dated in the slightest…

  • Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree
  • Natural Rubber is soft, safe & non-toxic for baby to teethe & chew.
  • Lightweight & easy to grasp for tiny hands.
  • Painted with non-toxic, food-grade paints.
  • Stimulating to baby’s senses with her soft colours & gentle squeak.
  • Bumpy head helps soothe sore, teething gums.
  • Sophie makes an amusing squeak when squeezed – such fun for a baby!
  • Slender, flexible & soft – babies love manipulating & teething Sophie.
  • Sophie the Giraffe is Phthalate-Free with No Vinyl (no-PVC)!
  • Born in France in 1961, Sophie the Giraffe is a classic!
  • 18cm tall
  • Suitable from birth +

We say:

I got this as a present for Emily from friends at my baby shower last year. It came with a smaller, easier to hold Sophie for Emily’s smaller hands. Now that she has a stronger grip, this teether is a favourite and often her pram teether. It’s very successful in assisting with her teething. Expensive but a popular choice for babies.
Have you got a teething toy that your baby loves?

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