Your baby deserves better than to be chewing and sucking on plastic. Plastic is toxic and also harbors bacteria. How many people do you know like to pick at their teeth with plastic tooth picks? It really angers me that companies are allowed to make toxic baby teethers or other toxic toys for babies/toddlers/children etc. Anyhow, I searched the Internet on a quest to find the best natural teether ever for babies. I thought I exhausted all avenues until I came across Sophie the Giraffe Teether on Amazon. ‘She’ is the only 100% soft natural rubber teething toy in the world and is made of all natural food paint.
Sophie the Giraffe was born in Paris on the 25Th May 1961……..which makes ‘her’ older than I and a couple of years younger than my mother. Sophie’s entire body is a baby’s gum chewing Nirvana. The soft knobby parts on Sophie’s head soothe babies’ sore gums and ‘her’ long legs serve to reach where the back molars will appear. Small hands can easily grip Sophie. Her ‘patchwork’ pattern and squeaker will attract babies’ attention. It’s good that Sophie is soft because as I have said in my post “Baby’s First Rattle and Beyond“, babies arms are uncoordinated in the first few months of their lives. Fifty year old Sophie the Giraffe stimulates all of babies’ five senses: touch, smell, hearing, taste and sight. As Sophie would say: C’est La Vie!
Natural wooden teethers, which I found on Amazon, are another alternative for babies. There are plenty on the market but make sure they are not made from Camphor Laurel and make sure the wood is not varnished. These are very toxic to your babies’ health. So give your little munchkins a healthier alternative and make their teething experience as less traumatic as possible.
You can help too. Soothe your baby’s sore swollen gums by making home-made icy poles (ice blocks) with natural ingredients. Rub them on your baby’s gums and then let them suck on it. If your baby is still irritable and runs a high temperature then it is time to see your doctor or health care professional as there may be more of an underlying cause than just teething issues.
You might also like to read Baby’s First Rattle and Beyond.