How to select a property teether for my baby?
As a new mother, you may be anxious about how selecting a proper teether for your baby.
Here are some tips for selecting the proper teether for your baby:
Material: Look for a teether made of silicone, wood, or rubber. These materials are soft, flexible, and baby-safe. Avoid hard plastic.
Shape: Ring or wedge-shaped teethers are easy for babies to grasp. Textured teethers provide more stimulation. Avoid anything with small parts that could pose a choking hazard.
Size: Select a teether that fits comfortably in your baby’s hand, not too big or small. As your baby grows, upgrade to larger teethers.
Safety: Make sure the teether meets safety standards like BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free, and lead-free. Avoid small parts that could break off.
Ridges: Look for slight ridges or textured surfaces for gum stimulation. Avoid sharp edges or points that could cut oral tissue.
Temperature: Choose a teether that can be chilled or frozen for comfort during teething. It should have a removable or fillable portion for ease of cooling.
Simplicity: Basic, single-piece teethers are easiest for newborns to use and clean. Avoid ones with too many parts.
Durability: Medical-grade silicone or natural wood teethers last the longest and hold up well to chewing. Avoid cheaply made plastics.
Try before you buy: Feel and inspect the teether before purchasing to check for rough edges, loose parts, flexibility, etc. Have your baby test it out, if possible.
Cleanliness: Select a teether that is easy to wipe clean and thoroughly disinfect between uses to avoid spreading germs.
By considering these factors when shopping for a teether, you’ll help ensure you choose one that is safe, effective, and suitable for your baby’s individual needs and preferences as they grow and change.