Teething is one of the most painful development processes for babies and is just as tough on parents. Teething toys are a must buy for every parent, but choosing a teether can be tricky with so many options available. On Amazon alone there are over 700 teething toys to choose from. Here is a five question test to help parents choose the best teething toy for their little one:
1. Is the teething toy one solid piece? Always look for teething toys that are one solid piece. Although others are tested to prove the parts will not come detached, as a mom, I am not comfortable with a teething toy with beads or multiple parts.
2. Is it easy to clean? Look for a teether that is easy to clean. A teething toy should be cleaned after each use so the easier to clean the better.
3. What is the shape? Look for teething toys that are easy for your baby to hold on to with their little fingers/hands. Some teething toys can be too big or have a shape that’s hard for baby to hold on. Also, how the teether fits in baby’s mouth is important too.
4. What is the material and texture? Consider the material of the teething toy and the texture in order to ensure it will give your baby the relief they need. For example, some teething toys are smooth with no texture and are not as effective as teethers with a slight texture. You also want to avoid paint or other material that can rub off in baby’s mouth. Lastly, the material affects the resistance which is key in giving baby relief.
5. Is it safe? You want to make sure the teething toy is free of BPA, Phthalate, PVC and lead.
By following this test, you will be able to choose the best teething toy for baby to make sure they get the relief they need.
Guest post by Lori Bredemeier – Little Toader
Lori Bredemeier is the co-founder of Little Toader with her husband Michael. They are the inventors of AppeTEETHERS and here is how their teething toys satisfy this five question test:
- one solid silicone piece – there are no parts and no surface materials that could possibly come apart or detached;
- easy to clean — not porous so they do not absorb germs, dirt, or any other undesirable deposits;
- uniquely designed for baby to easily hold on and fit into the different angles of baby’s mouth;
- patented silicone with slight texture providing the perfect amount of resistance – no topical paint and no risk of fading or having the paint rub off into baby’s mouth; and
- free of BPA, Phthalate, PVC and lead.
Not only does AppeTEETHERS pass the five question test with flying colors, they are hilarious too! Using a play on words with “appetizers” and “teethers,” AppeTEETHERS look like real food: choice of Chompin’ Chicken (wing) or Baby-Q Rib with fruits, veggies and sweets coming this soon.
Consistently ranking in the top 20 for “teething toys” out of 3,000+ teething toys on Amazon, AppeTEETHERS are a truly unique teething solution. Babies love them and parents get a kick out of watching their precious bundle of joy using them. All Little Toader products are tested and are Consumer Product Safety Commission compliant.
Visit www.littletoader.com for more information.
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