Teether for babies:
Congratulations! Dear parents, as your little one is approaching yet another very important milestone: Teething.
It can be exciting at the same time overwhelming for the new parents. Though it can sound a bit dreary and uncertain, it also calls for more attention as now your baby will route everything, may it be a blanket, keys, toys, his fingers, or just anything, towards his mouth, to soothe and calm his sore and painful gums.
Anywhere from 4 months through their first year, you may discover their first tooth pushing through. It’s generally the central lower and upper incisors that will break out first.
Teething brings with it a lot of discomfort and irritation for the poor little ones and they may show this in various ways like:
- Excessive drooling
- Pain and soreness in gums
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
While some babies don’t show many signs, others may witness the majority of symptoms. To self-soothe, babies may reach out for anything that can be potentially dangerous.
Parents also tend to relate slight fever and diarrhea to teething. However, they are the results of getting an infection as babies generally put every other object in their mouth that may be unhygienic. As first-time parents, you might be wondering, do teethers help teeth come in?
Why do babies need teethers?
This is the reason why baby teethers (teether toys and teething rings) are the best toy to offer them to nibble and gnaw at. When I was a first-time parent, I asked my pediatrician, Is teether necessary for my baby? Well, here’s what I learned.
The right baby teething toy can make teething less painful as they exert counter-pressure when the baby chews on it. They also give them something to grip onto and thus distract them from the discomfort.
And since teethers for babies are going to be their best comforter for some time, they need to be chosen very cautiously.
Besides teething, there are other reasons why teethers are important for babies:
- They promote up and down jaw movement and also encourage the babies to move their tongue, which lays a foundation for biting, chewing, and vocalization.
- Babies will be in control of bringing the teether in and out of their mouth to explore it with touch, taste, and vision. This helps in early learning of eating independently.
Teether buying tips:
If you’re wondering what is a teether and how to decide the best teether for your baby, then continue reading.
Here is a checklist you can go through before buying the appropriate baby teether toys:
1. Safe and Non-toxic:
Since teethers are the toys that are meant to go into babies’ mouths, their safety has to be of foremost concern. They should be non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals, metals, BPA, lead, and phthalates.
They come in all types of materials, shapes, colors, and sizes. Studies have proved that though some teethers that are labelled as non-toxic, still contain BPA and other toxic chemicals.
Hence choosing wooden baby teethers, specifically, Neem wood teethers are a great choice. Our wooden teethers are child-safe and made up of Neem wood.
Are wooden teethers safe?
The wooden baby teether is anytime better and safe for babies as they are 100% natural. In contrast to the toxic and harmful chemicals that other plastic, silicone, or metal toys may contain, woods such as neem, majorly used in wooden teethers have antibacterial properties. This is not just healthy for your child but also keeps the germs at bay. Isn’t that cool!
- Scientists have found that bacteria generally do not live long on wood which is an added advantage over plastic teethers, where bacteria not just remain but also grow over some time.
- The hardness of wood also helps relieve the pressure from aching gums. Hence wooden baby teether is always a perfect choice.
When you buy wooden teethers from Matoyi, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re not exposing your child to synthetic chemicals that might be found in plastic, rubber, or silicone teethers.
2. Eco-safe and Durable:
Plastic teethers are breakable which can lead to sharp edges. Babies can get injured if they put these broken teethers in their mouths. We never want this to happen.
Wooden teethers are environment friendly which is a double bonus of being safe for your little one and kinder to the environment.
Wooden teethers for babies are long-lasting, create no waste, and are recyclable. They do not break easily. Even if they get rugged over some time, they don’t pose any harm to the babies.
Teethers for babies come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. The design of baby teethers plays a very important role, that’ll decide whether the baby will like it or not. The teether you select should be:
- Easy for the baby to hold onto and safely put in their mouth
- Neither too big nor too small
- Having a texture that can soothe gums
- Shouldn’t have small parts that could fall off and pose a choking hazard
We, at Matoyi, have some wonderful wooden baby teether designs which also double as rattles
Generally, a teether is not expensive. Wooden teethers being durable, are much more cost-effective and easier to maintain. You can buy teethers cum rattles here, which are surely going to be your best bet.
Conclusion: Teethers for babies:
By now you must have figured out how to get your hands on some cute, safe, and practical teethers for your little bundle of joy.
Wish the teething journey is a smooth ride for both you and your baby.