Teething is a difficult time for infants because it causes irritability and pain that can be difficult to soothe. Young children do not understand what is happening to them and parents are also incapable of explaining the phenomenon to them yet either. Meanwhile, babies will try to put anything and everything in their mouths in an attempt to experience some relief.
Luckily there are many new products on the market that can help both you and your child get through this process as painlessly as possible. We’ll talk about our favorites below:
- Teether Rings
Teether Rings are one of the simpler products out there, but they are effective. With a multitude of different textures and styles, there is sure to be at least one that your child will gravitate to. Luckily many come in bright colors to interest babies.
The ring shape is also useful, so they can be placed around a parent’s wrist or easily worn around their neck on some string to make sure they are always close at hand. No more looking furiously around the house for the teething toy while the baby is screaming its head off. You will be able to provide your child with relief in an instant.
One downside is that rings are usually too large to allow young children to soothe their back molars with them, which for many babies is the worst part of teething.
- Sophie the Giraffe So Pure
This product takes the idea of a teething ring a step further. It features an adorable rubber giraffe framed by two teething rings of different textures. The multitude of textures on this product help babies to choose what they like and what is most effective for them.
The giraffe will intrigue your child and help them to be interested in the toy, and it’s shape will also help them reach places in their mouth that a traditional ring would not. Its seamless design means that it is safe for your child while also being incredibly cute.
- Nuby Teethe-eez Teether
This product is extremely soft and chewy, so babies will love it, but it also has different textures to provide relief. The small handle on the product provides a great way for little fingers to grip it. It even comes with a case to keep it clean and ready to use at all times.
Unfortunately, the materials it is made out of attract pet hair like a magnet, but this cheap teether is still a great, simple, and effective option.
- RaZ Baby RaZ-Berry Teether
This adorable teether comes in a shape that will be familiar to most children – a pacifier. As a result, many babies will already be encouraged to place it in their mouths, enhancing its ease of use. The texture of this product is perfect for soothing sore gums as well. To top it all off, the raspberry design of it is remarkably cute.
- Zoli Chubby Gummy Teethers
These toothbrush-like teethers are great for a few reasons. Firstly, they get your kids used to gripping and using something that is extremely similar to a toothbrush. Secondly, they are one of the few teethers on the market that are specially designed to help young ones reach back to their molars and sooth those gums as well. This product is also sold in packs of two providing parents with that ever so important back-up.
These products are just a short introduction into the teething products that are currently available. While just giving your child a teething toy may help, you may want to research more about this process and other ways to help your teething tot get through this uncomfortable stage of life.
Luckily, there is a multitude of resources online that you can tap into to help you help your teething baby. Remember that you are not alone and that this stage will pass, no matter how permanent and uncomfortable it may seem. Hopefully these products will help you get through it with a little less grief than you would be able to otherwise.