Just as parents emerge from the blur of the newborn phase and start getting into the swing of things, teething seems to come along and ruin any plans for regular sleep. Teething can be one of the most challenging aspects of raising a baby and is the leading cause of night waking from six months to age two. Some babies can go through teething with little to no symptoms while others will show signs of fever, runny nose, drooling, and feeding strikes along with sleep disruption. Having the right baby teether toys on hand can help.
What are Baby teethers?
Baby teething toys are infant toys used to soothe babies’ gums as primary teeth start coming in. Babies love to put almost anything in their mouths, but some toys present a choking hazard or contain harmful chemicals like lead, heavy metals, phthalates, latex, cadmium, and BPA. When it comes to choosing toys for babies, safety should always come first. Some of the safest products are teething toys made of silicone, 100% natural rubber, organic cotton, and unpainted wood. And as with all things baby might put in their mouth, it is important to find products that are easy to clean and sterilize.
When to use Baby teethers?
Babies typically begin teething between the ages of six months to eight months old. But it isn’t the same for everyone. Some infants are born with teeth and others will not get their first tooth until 12 to 14 months old. Usually, the front two bottom teeth (lower incisors) come in first. The follows the front two top teeth (upper incisors). Then the pattern typically follows with the other incisors and the upper and lower molars. Finally the canines come through and the upper and lower second molars are typically last. Most children have all 20 primary teeth in place by the age of two and a half years old.
What are the benefits of baby teethers?
Teethers give infants something durable and safe to chew and suck on. And when light pressure is applied to tender gums it can soothe the pain and irritation. Babies can start to feel better and teething toys can make the entire teething process a little easier for everyone.