20 Best Teething Toys For Babies

20 Best Teething Toys For Babies

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Is your baby trying to bite and chew anything that they can lay their hand on? This could be due to teething because chewing on things helps soothe the irritation.

But you cannot allow the little one to put unsuitable things in their mouth. Here arises the need for teething toys that provide a surface to chomp on and soothe the inflamed gums. But some teething toys can do more harm than good.

MomJunction tells you about when and how to buy teething toys, and the best teething toys you can buy for your baby.

When do you need teething toys for the baby?

You would need teething toys when your baby turns three to four months old. Most babies start developing their front teeth when they are four to six months old (1).

But the teething process starts much before that. Therefore, you may keep the toys ready by the time your baby’s gums start itching.

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How many teething toys do you need?

Have three to four teething toys of various designs. Different teething toys would mean different surfaces to chew on for greater comfort.

However, don’t buy too many because some teething toys are designed age-wise, and your baby will outgrow them soon.

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[ Read: Baby Teething Age ]

Things to remember when buying teething toys

You should keep the following things in mind when you are buying teething toys for your baby.

1. The material of the teething toy:

Teethers can be wooden, plastic or made of silicone. If you are not keen on your baby chewing on plastic, you can opt for a wooden one.

2. The content filled in the toy:

Often teethers are filled with purified water or cooling gels that make your baby feel better. But constant gnawing can create small holes in the toy, and there is a risk of your baby ingesting some of the liquid.

If you are opting for teethers filled with cooling gel, choose tear-resistant ones that are made of stronger silicone.

3. A clip attached to the toy:

An attached clip with the toy makes it easier to clip it to your baby’s dress, thus reducing the chance of the toy getting soiled.

4. Size of the toy:

Some teething toys like chewing necklaces or beads can be dangerous as your baby can swallow and choke on them. Avoid those toys at all costs.

5. Sound-emitting toys:

Some teethers give out funny squeaky noises when chewed or pressed, keeping your baby entertained. However, if you are the silent type, you might want to avoid those.

6. Easy to handle:

Look for teethers that have a big handle for your baby to grab on. The better the baby can hold the toy, the higher are the chances of their liking it.

Once you keep this checklist ready, it is time for you to shop for the teether that suits your baby the most.

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Best teething toys for babies

You may want to choose from our handpicked list of teething toys that have the best features and fit your budget too.

1. Baby banana infant training toothbrush and teether

Baby banana infant training toothbrush and teether

Meant for the advanced teethers, Baby Banana Infant Training toothbrush has thick bristles that help soothe aching gums.

The bristles also gently clean your baby’s first teeth to prevent cavities. With two side handles, the toy is easy to hold and handle. It is BPA-free.

Appropriate age: 6 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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[ Read: Baby Teething Symptoms ]

2. Nuby ice gel teether keys

Nuby ice gel teether keys

This is from the old school. The keys are made of food-grade silicone and are filled with a cooling gel, which provides extra relief to your baby’s gums.

The toy is one of the few teethers that reach the back molars as well. It is colorful and can be frozen as well. It will appeal to your baby and fit your budget too.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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3. Nuby Silicone Teethe-eez Teether

Nuby Silicone Teethe-eez Teether

Nuby Silicone Teether is made of soft silicone and comes with an easy-to-grip handle.

The soft silicone bristles help alleviate the pain of teething as well as gently clean the baby’s first teeth. It is BPA-free.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The toy is dishwasher safe.

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4. Manhattan toy winkel rattle and sensory teether toy

Manhattan toy winkel rattle and sensory teether toy

It is a teether, rattle and a handsy toy all rolled into one for your little one. The loops are not only great to chew on but also improve the baby’s fine motor skills. The rattling sound will keep your baby entertained for hours, and the toy is BPA and phthalate free.

Appropriate age: 0 to 24 months

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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5. RaZbaby RaZ-Berry silicone teether

RaZbaby RaZ-Berry silicone teether

This teether toy acts as a pacifier too. The Razbaby RaZ-Berry teether is made of food-grade silicone with a pacifier-shaped plastic handle. The textured surface is perfect for chewing. The teether-pacifier can be frozen too.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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[ Read: Sippy Cups For Baby ]

6. Mombella Ellie elephant teether

Mombella Ellie elephant teether

This teether is easy to hold and chew. The textured surface soothes the baby’s aching gums and can be frozen for extra comfort. It is made of soft silicone that is non-toxic.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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7. Comotomo silicone baby teether

Comotomo silicone baby teether

If your baby is a finger chomper, then there is nothing better than this teether. It has many finger-sized biting and chewing surfaces to keep the baby distracted from their fingers. The teether is BPA-free.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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8. Bonbino 4-pack silicone sensory teething rings

Bonbino 4-pack silicone sensory teething rings

This teething rings set will provide hours of exciting playtime for your baby and will help soothe their aching gums too. A variety of surfaces offer different chewing experiences and are colorful and comfortable to hold. These are made of silicone and are non-toxic and BPA-free.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The rings are dishwasher safe. You can also boil them to sterilize.

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9. Zoli bunny baby teether

Zoli bunny baby teether

The teether is very easy to hold, and its rubber ears are an excellent chewing surface for your baby. The rubber tips reach the molars.

Appropriate age: 6 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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10. Bumkins silicone baby teether

Bumkins silicone baby teether

If you are into superheroes and comics, you will love this teether as much as your baby will. It comes in Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman versions.

The teether is made of silicone and is BPA-free and non-toxic. It can be frozen for added relief to your baby.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe. You can also boil it to sterilize it.

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11. Innobaby original teethin’ smart ez grip star teether and sensory toy

Innobaby original teethin' smart ez grip star teether and sensory toy

Innobaby teether and sensory toy is for slightly advanced teethers as the textured surfaces reach even the molars. The teether comes in bright colors that attract the baby and keeps them entertained.

As a parent, you will remain tension-free as this product is BPA-free and non-toxic.

Appropriate age: 0 to 24 months

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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12. Green Sprouts ring cool soothing teether

Green Sprouts ring cool soothing teether

Another old-school teether with a twist, Green Sprouts is filled with distilled water that provides added relief from the aching. The silicone teether is BPA-free and safe for your baby.

Its textured surfaces offer unique chewing experience for your baby.

Appropriate age range: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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[ Read: When Can Babies Drink Water ]

13. MAM mini cooler teether with clip

MAM mini cooler teether with clip

MAM Mini cooler teether is filled with purified water that can be frozen and provides relief to your baby’s aching gums.

The bonus feature is the toy comes with a clip attached to securely clip it to your baby’s clothes.

Appropriate age: 2 months and above

Care and hygiene: The toy is dishwasher safe.

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14. MAM bite & brush teether

MAM bite & brush teether

The MAM Bite and Brush Teether has a big circular handle that makes it easy for the babies to grip the toy. The varying textures soothe the baby’s gums.

The teether also has bristles that gently clean your baby’s first teeth. It is made of silicone and is BPA/BPS-free so you can rest assured about your baby’s safety.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The toy is dishwasher safe.

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15. BEBE cookie teethers & gum massagers

BEBE cookie teethers & gum massagers

BEBE Cookie teethers, designed like Oreo biscuits, come in a pack of two with a hard surface for beginners and a softer surface for advanced teethers. These teethers are great for developing your baby’s eye-to-hand coordination too.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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16. Hombae wooden teether rings

Hombae wooden teether rings

If you want something conventional for your baby, try wooden teethers like the Hombae Wooden Teether Rings. The rings are easy to grip, come in four different designs, and are entirely safe for your baby.

The wooden rings are smooth and easy to chew on. They can double up as toys for your baby.

Appropriate age: 0 months and above

Care and hygiene: You can wash the rings by holding under running water or toss them in the dishwasher.

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17. Linglong five pack teething toys set for baby

Linglong five pack teething toys set for baby

One of the most attractive teethers in the market, Linglong 5 pack teething set comprises five teethers made of food-grade silicone, and are BPA free.

These teethers can be refrigerated for extra comfort. They come in attractive colors and shapes that your baby will love to chew on.

Appropriate age range: 5 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teethers are dishwasher safe.

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[ Read: How To Make A Baby Laugh ]

18. Mombella 3M +soft silicone hugging monkey baby teether toy

Mombella 3M +soft silicone hugging monkey baby teether toy

This food-grade silicone teether can be attached to any feeding bottle or your baby’s favorite toys. The teether has multiple surfaces to provide maximum comfort and it can be frozen as well. It is BPA-free.

Appropriate age: 3 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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19. Vulli Sophie giraffe so’ pure vanilla teether

Vulli Sophie giraffe so' pure vanilla teether

The toy is made of natural rubber, and each teether is hand-painted with food-grade colors. That means it is entirely safe for your baby to chew on.

The two side handles with ribbed surface make it easier for your baby to hold the teether as well as chew on it.

You can even freeze the toy for added comfort to your baby.

Appropriate age: 5 months and above

Care and hygiene: Sophie is dishwasher safe. Hence it is easy to clean.

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20. Cactus baby toothbrush and teether

Cactus baby toothbrush and teether

This cactus-shaped teether is a multitasker just like you. You can use it as a teether for your baby, and also as a toothbrush as the little one grows up. A variety of surfaces provide comfort to your teething baby. It is BPA/BPS-free.

Appropriate age: 0 months and above

Care and hygiene: The teether is dishwasher safe.

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Even while using teething toys, you should massage your baby’s gums often to alleviate the pain. But if the baby is crying due to the pain, take them to a doctor.

Have you been using teething toys for your baby? Let us know your experiences in the comment section.

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