When baby starts cutting their teeth it can be a daunting time for them and for you. Thankfully, we have soothers and teething toys to help make the experience a bit more comfortable. Teething can be a stressful time for baby – it starts around 6 months and can go on for several more, leading to sleepless nights and a few tears. These toys help by applying pressure to the gums, relieving some of the pain.
Teether toys that can be put in the fridge help to sooth swollen and sore gums while your baby chomps on them. Filled with water, these toys are a real treat after a little time in the fridge and act as a natural way to cool irritated little gums. Toys with texture help to give baby something to gnaw on while the teeth come through. Look out for toys with raised or ribbed rings. Teething rings are the perfect size for little hands to grab onto, doubling up as toys. For more advice on how to keep baby comfy, find out how to help the symptoms of teething.
We have teethers and soother by leading brands like Nuby and Gummee. In non-toxic materials, they’re perfectly safe for little ones to get their gums around. Remember to check cleaning instructions to see if your teether can safely be sterilised, or simply washed in hot, soapy water. Designs that act like rattles with multiple soothers help to distract your little one from their discomfort. Choose from styles in fun colours or shaped like their favourite animals.