What are baby teethers and why do babies need them?
Baby teethers are objects designed for babies to chew on during the teething phase, which usually begins around 4-6 months of age and can continue until the age of 3 when most children have their full set of primary teeth. Teething can be an uncomfortable and sometimes painful experience for babies as their new teeth break through the gums. Teethers are helpful for several reasons:
Pain Relief: Chewing on a teether can help soothe the baby's sore gums. The counter-pressure from biting can alleviate the pain of emerging teeth.
Stimulation: Chewing on various textures can stimulate the baby’s gums and provide some relief.
Motor Development: Handling a teether can aid in the development of motor skills as babies learn to grasp and bring the object to their mouths.
Preparation for Eating: Using a teether can also help prepare a baby for eating solid foods by getting them used to the chewing motion.
Distracting from Discomfort: Offering a baby a teether can also distract them from the discomfort they might be feeling.
There are many types of baby teethers available:
Silicone Teethers: Soft, chewy, and often come in various shapes and designs.
Wooden Teethers: Natural and often finished with beeswax or flaxseed oil to make them smooth and safe for babies.
Frozen or Chilled Teethers: Some teethers can be placed in the fridge or freezer. The cold can numb and soothe the baby's gums, providing additional relief.
Rubber Teethers: Soft rubber or latex teethers can be very soothing for babies.
Cloth Teethers: Sometimes made from organic materials, these can be dampened and chilled for added relief.
Teething Jewelry: Necklaces or bracelets made from silicone or other safe materials that mothers can wear, and babies can chew on when held.
When selecting a teether, it's essential to ensure it's made from safe, non-toxic materials and is the appropriate size for the baby to prevent choking. Always inspect teethers for signs of wear or damage, and replace them as needed.
The Teething Egg Teethers are:
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