The 10 Best Baby Teething Toys
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in March of 2018. The teething process can be a trying time for both babies and parents, which is why you need an effective and safe way to soothe your little ones while keeping them occupied. Get through this tough milestone with our selection of toys, which runs the gamut from no-frills and eco-friendly options to stimulating designs that are so intriguing they can both entertain and comfort. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 13, 2020:
Teethers come in a wide range of shapes and colors, and they can help calm your child, like a pacifier, while also featuring textures to help provide some relief for irritated, sore gums. We felt the Nuby Ice Keys deserve a place on our list, as they’re bestseller that comes in at a great price and can be cooled in the fridge to provide added relief. They’re filled with a safe, nontoxic gel and are covered in textured surfaces. They’re easy to grip by tiny hands and can help develop coordination. We also added in the Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle to replace its counterpart, the Manhattan Skwish Rattle, the former of which is sturdier and does not feature balls attached to the ends. This soft, smooth toy consists of several intertwined tubes that all connected to a center cube. It makes a soft, pleasant rattling sound when shaken and comes in two vibrant color schemes, including a red, white and blue one with stars on the cube.
You can familiarize your child early with healthy fruits and vegetables with the Baby Banana Training and the Infantino Good Bites, which resemble a banana and a carrot, respectively. Both feature vibrant colors, are easy to grip onto, and can reach back molar areas while still being designed to inhibit choking. For an option modeled after a not-as-healthy, yet equally delicious, snack, look to the Bebe Cookie Massagers, which come in a pack of two and resemble everyone’s favorite sandwich cookie with cream in the middle. If they’re dropped, they roll away in a fashion that some tots find fun to crawl after. They boast a safe, one-piece design and are backed by a lifetime warranty.
In this update, we also removed the Munch Mitt, which is too large for some babies’ hands, according to parent reports. No matter which teether you choose for your little one, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against putting any teether in the freezer, as they can become hard enough to damage young gums. Placing them into the refrigerator instead can make them soothingly cold without hardening them too much. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guidelines on proper use and care.
Fabelab Butterfly Teether - Cinnamon This certified organic cotton teether is designed to both soothe and entertain. They’re suitable for even the youngest of hands and gums. The ring is made of wood and measures seven centimeters in diameter. In addition to this butterfly design, it’s also available in ones made to resemble bunnies, bears, whales, and more. scandiborn.com
Infantino Go Gaga! Squeeze & Teeth Fox This friendly character is soft, flexible, and easy to chomp down on. It’s got nubby ears, a squishy tail, and bendy legs. And best of all, it squeaks when you squeeze it. It’s made from BPA-free, all-natural rubber and is good for newborns and up. The chew-friendly areas are designed to soothe tender gums. target.com