Last week I introduced the return of Fitness Fridays, and all week long I was kinda bummed because if I posted Fitness Fridays every Friday then I wouldn’t be able to add something I’ve been wanting to add for a while now. I get asked all the time via reader emails “what is your favorite xyz product”. I had seen other blogs doing a Favorite Things Friday post and I thought that would be a really fun way to incorporate the products I really love. But I realized I had just committed to do Fitness Fridays again, so I came up with an alternative…
Every other week I will alternate my Fitness Fridays and Favorite Things Fridays. Ideally I’d like to turn them both into weekly vlogs as well, but I’m trying not to get too ahead of myself. 🙂
This week I wanted to share some of my favorite baby products – specifically baby teethers!! Baby D currently has 8 teeth and I am pretty sure he is working on his incisors.
I’ve written a lot about teething tips in the past…
- Teething 101 – 10 tips for teething babies
- Beyond the basics – 6 tips for teething toddlers
- Must have products for teething babies!
And while I briefly touched on a teething toy we loved in our favorite teething products, I get asked all the time about what my favorite teethers are. So in no particular order here are what I think are the best teethers on the market. What makes them the best? My kids use them. I have bought countless teethers that just sit in their bins un-gummed by my kiddos. These teethers are all used in heavy rotation in my home. Both boys used and loved them. In fact I can honestly say not only have we bought them once, but we have bought many of them again after realizing they were lost! To me, if you can’t live (or don’t want to live) without a teether, so much so you replace it when it gets lost then it qualifies as a favorite product!
Friday Favorites – Baby Teething Toys
1. Toofeze – $19.99
This little gem is a brilliant teether! I know spending nearly $20 on a teething toy isn’t something any parent wants to do, but you will be happy you did! I love that you can dip the toofeze‘s silver disk in ice water for an instantly cold your baby will be happy to nom on. It actually does help reduce swelling and inflamation that teething causes. The shape of this teether makes it easy for baby to hold, and also easy to attach to those toy chains or no-throw straps while baby is in a baby carrier or stroller. (PS – bonus favorite thing – the no throw strap is AWESOME!)
2. Zoli Baby Gummy Stick Gum Massager & Teething Stick – $9.99 (2 in a pack)
I didn’t find this Zoli Baby teether until Baby D was born. It is awesome! The stick allows him to reach the teeth further back that are causing pain, while the disk keeps him from being able to stick it all the way down his throat. I love the little holes in the disk as well – I use it to attach to one of his pacifier clips. If your baby is getting their molars – this is the teether for you! This company also has two other teethers worth checking out. The bunny and the munch.
3. Sophie the Giraffe – $19.49
My little man is currently munching on Sophie’s face as I type this. I first heard about Sophie on a baby board I used to belong to. It’s made of a 100% natural rubber and food paint. If the rubber reminds you of a dog toy, there is a reason! Sophie was actually created based on an animal toy and hasn’t changed in design since 1961! I haven’t meant a baby who doesn’t love Sophie the Giraffe! In fact I now buy this for all my friends when they first find out they are having a baby. The soft rubber feels great on the gums, the squeak keeps the baby entertained, and there are just so many different ways to munch of Sophie that it makes it a great teether for babies 4 months +. You can also buy this in a vanilla scented toy which makes it calming for baby as well!
4. Banana Brush – $6.90
One of the least expensive teethers we own, but a favorite of both my boys. The Banana Brush not only helps baby alleviate teething pain, it also gently brushes those new teeth preventing cavities from forming. We never go anywhere without our banana brush. They make one with handles for younger babies, but my son prefers the one without. Perhaps because it allows him to reach the teeth in the back as well as brush the front teeth.
5. Chewbeads Mulberry Teether – $16.50
I know I’ve already shouted this one out but it continues to be a favorite of ours! I think Baby D loves the colors and texture of this teether. It’s 100% silcone and is really easy for baby to grib and hold on to. I also attach this one to toy rings or my no throw strap. We also adore the Chewbeads necklaces/bracelets. They are awesome and fun to wear!
One more thing…
Something else to mention when you are looking at teethers – make sure they are easily washed. All the toys mentioned above can be wiped down with a wipe or washed in warm soapy water. If a teether toy isn’t easily cleaned, skip it. Trust me teethers hit the floor more than my feet do some days!
Do you have a favorite teether? Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you think!
No compensation of any kind was given for this post. These are just my favorite things that I wanted to share with you! Affiliate links are included.
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