When babies first tooth grows out, it can cause gum discomfort. Baby teethers may help to relieve this discomfort.
However, different babies react differently while teething. Some babies do not feel particularly uncomfortable and do not show signs of irritability during teething, in which case you may not give them teethers. Some babies resist using teethers, and you don’t have to force them.
Babies’ need for teethers/teething toys may only last for a short period of time. However, there are many dos and don’ts for selecting and using baby teething toys whose safety is especially important because they are directly exposed to babies’ mouths.
Please observe the following dos and don’ts for babies’ safety and health while using teething toys.
Babies must always use teething toys under parental supervision in case teething toys are chewed and babies are choked by foreign bodies.
If you look through the reviews of baby teething toys on Amazon, you will find that the vast majority of them can be bitten off. Therefore, babies must use teething toys under parental supervision.
Teething cookies or carrots are easy to bite off, so they are not recommended to be used to grind babies’ teeth.
If you choose plastic teething toys, make sure they are free of BPA, PVC, or phthalic acid which are harmful to babies.
Teething bars made of rubber are safer than plastic ones. But rubber teethers contain latex proteins to which a small percentage of babies are allergic. So check your family’s allergy history to see if your babies are allergic to them before using rubber teething toys.
Silicone is a hypoallergenic substance, so silicone teethers are safer for babies.
In addition to rubber and plastic teethers, there are also wooden and natural fabric teethers on the market. Their advantage is that they do not contain plastic while their disadvantage is that they are difficult to clean.
Whichever baby teethers you use, they should be cleaned regularly to prevent diseases from entering by babies’ mouths.
Shapes of baby teethers should be taken into consideration. Some teethers seem very safe and healthy to parents, but babies just don’t like them, which will be in vain.
If you regard it troublesome to select baby teethers, you can also clean your fingers and use them to rub your babies’ gum to help ease the pain of teething.
Do not apply painkillers to your babies’ gum as painkillers will soon flow out of their mouths with saliva and too many painkillers may be harmful to babies.
Frozen teethers are hard and may do harm to your babies.
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