October 19, 2023 4 min read
Teething is a significant milestone in a baby's life, often marked by discomfort, drooling, and the undeniable urge to chew on everything in sight. As parents, we're always on the lookout for ways to ease our little ones' discomfort. Enter teething crackers and biscuits, a popular choice among caregivers. But what exactly are they, and are they beneficial for babies? Let's delve into the world of teething biscuits.
Teething crackers and biscuits are hard, edible products designed specifically for teething babies. They are made to be gnawed on, providing a safe and satisfying surface for babies to bite. Typically, they are made from simple ingredients like rice or oat flour, and they dissolve easily in the mouth to minimize choking hazards.
Teething biscuits serve a dual purpose. Firstly, they offer a hard surface for babies to chew on, which can help alleviate the discomfort of emerging teeth. Secondly, they can serve as a snack, introducing babies to new textures and flavors.
Most experts agree that babies can start trying teething biscuits around 6-8 months of age, or when they show signs of teething and can sit up without support. However, always consult with your pediatrician before introducing any new foods.
The "best" teething biscuit largely depends on individual preferences and dietary needs. Look for biscuits with no added sugars and minimal ingredients. Organic and natural options are also available. Some popular brands include Happy Baby, Earth's Best, and Plum Organics. Always read reviews and consult with other parents or caregivers for recommendations.
Many pediatricians and dentists have mixed opinions about teething biscuits including:
It's always best to consult with a pediatrician or dentist before introducing teething biscuits or any new food to your baby. They can provide guidance tailored to your child's specific needs.
Here are some teething alternatives to teething biscuits offered by The Teething Egg:
The Teething Egg®: A uniquely shaped teether designed to fit in a baby's palm. It provides relief by covering both the top and bottom gums. The texture of the egg is soft and rubbery, making it perfect for babies to chew on. More details
The Molar Magician®: Specifically designed for the back gums and molar areas, this product helps babies during the later stages of teething.
The Grippie Ring: A teething ring that offers a multi-textured surface for babies to explore and soothe their gums.
Teething Pals: These are soft, plush attachments that can be added to The Teething Egg or The Molar Magician, providing an additional texture for babies to chew on.
The ToothieBrush: A product designed to introduce babies to the concept of brushing their teeth while also providing teething relief.
Eggware Utensils & Teethers (3-piece set): This set includes utensils that double as teethers, allowing babies to practice self-feeding while also soothing their gums.
The Molar Grippie Stick: Another product targeting the molar area, this stick is easy for babies to hold and chew on.
The Wristie Teether for Baby’s Wrist: A unique teether that can be worn on the baby's wrist, ensuring it's always within reach.
The Strappie Teether for Baby Carriers and Backpacks: This teether can be attached to carriers or backpacks, making it convenient for on-the-go relief.
Companion Clips Attachment for Egg and Molar Magician: These clips ensure that the teething products remain attached to the baby's clothing, preventing them from getting lost.
Teething biscuits can be a beneficial tool in the arsenal of any caregiver with a teething baby. They offer relief, introduce new textures, and can even be a tasty treat. However, as with any decision regarding your child's health and well-being, it's essential to do your research and consult with professionals. Happy teething!