After about five minutes, I realized there were three basic types of teethers for:
1. Front teeth
2. Back teeth
3. Both, front and back.
Two years and many teethers and home remedies later, it's safe to say, I'm nearly an expert on teething products. Below are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a teether and two amazing options that fit the bill!
- Eliminate anything heavy. It blows my mind how many 'infant' toys are heavy, or grow heavy after being held for a minute. If it looks heavy, pass.
- Eliminate anything with large elements that your baby will need to negotiate to chew on. I bought a teether once with different textured beads. My little guy got so frustrated trying to chew on it.
- Eliminate anything that cannot be easily washed. things with nooks and cracks not easily washed become bacteria filled yucks.
- Eliminate any product that only addresses one area of the mouth, there are way too many products available that take care of baby's whole mouth. Not just the front or back teeth.
- Products Free of: Phthalate, Latex, Vinyl, BPA. Made from medical grade materials
- ONE solid product. Teethers take a beating, make sure the one you choose can't be destroyed into little pieces.
- Products that offer multiple textures and angles to chew on. This is the most important, you want something that will last and continue to alleviate baby's discomfort for as long as possible.
- Soft bumps on legs help soothe sore gums.
- Legs are designed to mimic the size and feel of a babies finger.
- Bug's loop is designed to encourage one and two-handed grasping for building fine motor skills.