Your baby is putting everything in his mouth and has chewed up many wrong things in your house. Well it is time you give your baby teethers to chew upon. This article provides information about teethers. Your baby experiences various phases of growing and one important milestone is the ‘teething’ phase. Several symptoms crop up during this phase, when your baby gets his first tooth.
Among others the child displays an irritated behavior, which is primarily caused due to the discomfort and pain suffered by them. Teethers come in handy at this phase as they help to alleviate some of the discomfort and provide some relief to the baby.
Babies love to chew on things and this is a comforting activity for them. Teethers are designed in such a way that they are easier to grip upon and put it in their mouths. They are adequately hard and very soothing to chew on. They are made of non-toxic materials and are neither too big nor too small. The baby teethers available in the market are rubbery, textured and have rounded surfaces to prevent it from poking and hurting the baby.
They are made of highly elastic rubber, plastic, silicone or wood and come in a plethora of bright colors and shapes. It is always a good idea to buy one which has many sides. Some teethers have water filled in them and this makes them more chewable. They can also be put in the freezer and this icy cold feeling numbs the baby’s gum and provides a soothing feeling. Many teethers also serve as rattles or squeakers; this added feature keeps the baby amused. Some toy firms have teethers designed in the shape of animals, these work well with babies as it is interesting to them and also have many sides to them.
Teethers work well as gift items too and can be given to a friend who has had a baby. However while choosing a teether certain things must be kept in mind. It is important to ensure that they have non-toxic paint on them. It is safer to buy only phthalate and BPA free teethers. Remember the teether will spend most of its time inside the baby’s mouth.