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Reddit reviews: The best baby teether toys

We found 259 Reddit comments discussing the best baby teether toys. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 85 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/DinkaAnimalLover · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

Allow me to share some information with you.

As a new bunny parent take a look at the little guide on care I assembled below https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Z_IvDuy5Fr-VOKwBVBSmZih0m1ATCIquIMhYyFl4aIw . I really tried to include all the info a new bunny parent might want into this guide...It will help you a lot I promise.

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If I may, can I share some very importation with you below.... I don't mean to offend you, and only mean to help just in case you are unaware of some of these things.

VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST KEEP THEM PART UNLESS YOU WANT BABIES! Girls are spayed at 6 months old and boys neutered at 4 to 5 months.

Keep unfixed (not spayed and neutered) bunnies! Be aware that bunnies get pregnant very quickly within 3 seconds and you will not even know until a month later when babies come. They can and do get pregnant as young as 12 weeks old.

At a young age as babies bunnies are VERY hard to sex correctly unless it is done by a very qualified exotics vet and even they make errors. I cannot tell you how common it is for someone to think they have two boys or girls only to suddenly have 10 babies a month later. Mis-sexing bunnies and keeping them together has dire consequences - pregnancy. Starting at 10 to 12 weeks, keep unfixed bunnies separate at all times!! THEREFORE DO NOT KEEP DIFFERENT SEX BUNNIES TOGETHER UNTIL ALL ARE FIXED! DON'T LET THEM PLAY TOGETHER.

Also be aware that it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for male hormones to settle and that during the first couple weeks he is still fertile.

To bond them and be able to let them live together you must get BOTH of them fixed. It is not enough to only get one bunny fixed. Trust me on this. You should never attempt to bond bunnies both of whom have not been fixed! They can seem to live together peacefully until the baby reaches puberty around 3 to 4 months - hormonal age at which point all hell can break loose. Unfixed bunnies are never really bonded. The hormones make them very territorial! I know it's tempting to try - but trust me - don't... not worth the risk of a fight that will forever damage their relationship.

So basically what I am saying is that you need to be certain to keep them safely apart until both are fixed and you can go though the bonding process described here. You can set up adjacent enclosures or use a baby gate to securely separate one space (reinforce with zipties), but do this ASAP.

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Now you do have to get them fixed. Let me see if I can share some info to help you find a vet even if you have to travel a few hours.

Picking a GOOD rabbit savvy vet is really key here.

One of the best ways to find a great vet is through you local rabbit rescues. Try to google your local rabbit rescues, see what the closest House Rabbit Society chapter is. Dedicated rabbit rescues do a lot of spays and neuters (they never leave the buns unfixed) so they can always recommend a good and well priced vet. Often you can find this info right on their websites (look in different sections there) but if not an email with a question will get you a response.

Also here you can also find a list of rabbit savvy vets by state to cross reference the info:

https://rabbit.org/vet-listings/

http://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Category:United_States (also lists rescues and low cost clinics to look into to)

https://www.chewy.com/petcentral/directory-of-veterinarians-for-exotic-small-mammals

In particular for a spay and neuter this page also has great questions to ask the vet/clinic as you research - http://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Spaying_and_neutering_rabbits

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As far as litter training - having them fixed is the only thing that will solidify their litter habits as hormonal bunnies mark territory. Till then again - keep them apart with different litter boxes.

The second key is to reinforce diligently with each one! Use positive reinforcement to build a clear association that using the litter box leads to good things. Remind him that a litter box is a good thing by giving a tiny treat/green every time you see him use it for a while. If you are ever there and see him get ready to go (his tail kind of lifts up like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym7-BBY4ep4) scoop him up gently and put him in the litter box. If you see him make one poop, as soon as you see it place him right in the box so the rest he does in there. Once he goes give that little treat to him as a reward. This reinforcement if done consistently over time will really help. Place any poops you find back into his litter box together with the bunny to reinforce and if he pees outside use a napkin to blot it and again place back into the litter box

Lastly be sure you clean the spot he pees outside his litter box each time wit white vinegar to remove the scent of his pee so that he doesn't keep coming back to the spot.

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For toys I can share a whole list with you if you don't mind. :)

I recently discovered this awesome thing and test it already ... yup, still awesome https://www.chewy.com/living-world-teach-n-treat-small/dp/131458

More suggestions below:

  1. Bunnies like exporting type toys - tunnels, cardboard houses, willow and hay balls, chews, and treat puzzles . The two thread below have examples:

    1. https://www.reddit.com/r/Rabbits/comments/an8cut/rabbit_room_ideas/
    2. https://www.reddit.com/r/Rabbits/comments/ajf2vl/how_to_enrich_my_rabbits_life/
  2. Also a couple suggestions below that are my personal favorites and all buns tend to enjoy:

    1. Treat/pellets ball - feed pellets in it vs a bowl
    2. Nesting cups - hide little treat bits between stacked cups, I have not met a bun who doesn't love these
    3. Plastic slinky - most buns love these
    4. Baby plastic keys
    5. Play house
    6. Dig box
  3. Also try homemade things - the best I found was an empty egg carton stuffed wit favorite greens for him to figure out how to open. :)

    1. Or something like this https://www.reddit.com/r/Rabbits/comments/be338f/diy_pellet_dispenser/
    2. Or a homemade castle like this person did https://www.reddit.com/r/Rabbits/comments/bcl9p4/cardboard_castle/ - she has instructions on how to make one, send her a message.
  4. Chew toys specifically

    1. Willow and hay balls are great - good quality ones here https://shop.smallpetselect.com/collections/natural-toys-and-chews-for-rabbits
    2. They also have these logs where you can hide treats and pellets for fun - the bun would love to chew those I think and they last too. :)
    3. Great quality toys that are super fragrant and yummy to chew here https://www.farmerdavepetsupply.com/toys
    4. And thicker good chew sticks here https://www.farmerdavepetsupply.com/chew-sticks
u/TheHatOnTheCat · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

My baby is almost 5 months.

Toys: she loves all mobiles/activity gym hanging toys. She actually is starting to enjoy some other toys that she manipulates with her hands but only when she is sitting up, which she can't do alone yet. So in her carseat/stroller, sitting between my legs, propped up in back with a pile of blanket, or most of all in her high chair. Her high chair makes her so much more interested in using her hands to explore things (I do see that it's a better position, the tray holds it up and she can't always do that herself so she can move ti around).

We have the ANTILOP high chair from Ikea which was only $20 and is awesome! Another $6 for the PYTTIG high chair support pillow which is comfy, easy to clean, and helps her be in the right position to use the tray. Her favorite baby toy to hold is the Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy. She got a bunch of different baby toys at Christmas and loves this. It is one of the few wooden toys she can mange to hold and manipulate yet. She likes to chew it too. She can also manage to grab Oball products and hold the lighter Oballs. She likes the rattle ball. She also just really likes to chew on cloth, this includes cloth and crinkle cloth books.

I read books to her. Yes, some board books but those are super short and pretty boring. I learned you can get up to 50 books at a time from our local library! So just a pile of kids of books and I read her a few. I like to do this facing a mirror so I can watch her face and read to her with her in my lap.

She loves walks int he stroller and being baby worn in her Boba baby carrier when she gets fussy in the stroller. I can also use the Boba to carry her while doing something else or to get her to fall asleep during the day not on my lap. (Yeah, I need to figure this out.) Outside is always a treat to her and going even boring places like the grocery store makes her alert and somewhat excited.

Curious to see what other people post.

u/e9r0q2eropqweopo · 1 pointr/Parenting

I agree that baby play mats are great, and you can never have too many books. Lift the flap books are especially good for babies under 1.

For a bouncer/play saucer I really liked the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo. It is a bit pricey, but my daughter looooved it. Hundreds of hours of entertainment, and a good place to leave the baby while you use the bathroom or whatever. We also got a hand me down non-bouncing play saucer and she didn't like it nearly as much.
http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-K6070-Rainforest-Jumperoo/dp/B000LXQVA4/

For a noise machine I really liked the Munchkin Nursery Projector and Sound System. It is reasonably cheap ($20), it shows a soothing slowly moving projected image, it plays a good variety of sounds, and it is voice activated so you can set it to turn on if your baby wakes up. You can also use just the white noise on a timer with the other features off, so it is like a white noise machine with some good bonuses.
http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Nursery-Projector-Sound-System/dp/B006SFUEF2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417735225&sr=8-1&keywords=munchkin+projector

Since it sounds like you walk a lot, you also might think about getting a baby carrier that will be good for when your daughter gets bigger and heavier. I have found the Ergo really comfortable, and you can keep using it up to 45 lbs. My daughter is 27 lbs and I am 5 months pregnant and it is still comfortable. (I only used the moby a little bit, but it seemed better suited for smaller babies. I might be wrong about that.)

As far as smaller toys go, my daughter's all time favorites were the Kids Preferred Amazing Baby Blanket Teether Bear and the Nuby Bug A Loop.
http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Preferred-Amazing-Blanket-Teether/dp/B000I1Q59G/
http://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Loop-Teether-Bead-Colors/dp/B000J1OOJI/

u/JoslynMSU · 1 pointr/AskParents

So is the 6 month old starting to crawl yet or showing an interest? Some of my son's former favorites:


learn and play zoo This one was great because it was the only way for him to do tummy time

Manhattan toy company sensory thing It was just great for him to learn grasping and made a rattle. Wonderful in the car

Mortimer the moose Just a simple toy that makes noises (bell in one hoof, squeeker in the body, etc.

play tower May be a little advanced but he will just love watching it and start to understand where to put the balls once he get s a bit older

play cube This one he could sit and play with for a while. It's light so he can pick it up and move it

my personal favorite-spinning tower toy This is a favorite for all ages. A little young at 6 months but he will probably watch it in amazement. My son is now 14 months and understands the concepts well, but before he just loved watching the disks spin. It's been a toy given at many a 1st birthday parties


I hope that gives you a decent start. Good luck!

u/Divine18 · 3 pointsr/AttachmentParenting

Alright so I flew with a 3.5 year old and a 6 month old by myself to Europe. 30 hours traveled. Oh I was so dead lol but here’s what I did.

I had a leash for the 3.5 year old. I did not want to risk her running away in a gigantic international air port. No no no. She also had a bracelet that was embossed with “if lost call: xxx-xxx-xxxx” (my cellphone obviously). She carried her own little skip hop backpack with her amazon kindle, hello kitty headphones for kids and toys, along with cereal bars, animal crackers and Oreos. The small treat bags.

For the 6 month old (he was formula fed, but that just means I was lugging around 2 bottles and formula powder. And an empty water bottle). I had the diaper bag, which most airlines allow you to carry additionally to a carry on AND handbag. I bought those cheap toy links (like these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TOKRY5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SlgvDbQQ31QC5) his favorite stuffed animal and security blanket.

Ask at check in and at the gate if they can move you to the seat with the bassinet. If it’s not taken by another parent with child they will move whoever is sitting there.

My biggest helper was my Graco sit and stand tandem stroller. And my soft structure carrier. I literally used it as my luggage caddy. After checking our suitcases, I put baby in the carrier, carry ons (we had two bc my daughter got her own as a full ticket holder), diaperbag, car seat for the 3 year old (because she needed one in Europe, we were able to borrow and infant seat from family for the baby), kiddos bag, because of course she wouldn’t carry it and my handbag on the stroller. Along with our jackets.

I can also highly recommend buying a passport crossbody bag. I had the passports, flight plan, pen, cash and tickets in there and between me and baby. It beat having to dig it out of my purse every single time we needed it. Just pulled it out from between me and baby.

Also don’t be afraid to ask for help. I’ve been helped out by a bunch of strangers and airport employees. People would help me push the carryons or hold open doors etc.

I know we’re all about “not to much screentime” but honestly, as long as they’re happy and quiet. Leave them be. Since you’ll just have one with you, get up and walk around. Cuddle, sing.

Be prepared that the second flight may not be as smooth as the first one, mood wise. Nurse during landing and takeoff to ease the pressure in babies ears. Get a brand new special toy they get to explore and see for the first time on the plane. Just not one that makes music or sings. To keep your own and the other passengers sanity. Like I said those toy links entertained my 6 month old for all the time he wasn’t sleeping during the 9 hour plane ride from Atlanta to Germany.

u/craigjitsu · 2 pointsr/bjj

Technically it's not a pineapple. :)

I think people always want to go for themed newborn things but I'm not one to advocate for that. Sure, you can get them a gi themed onesie or something of the sort, but speaking as a new parent myself that may not be the ideal item for them. Everyone is different but the things that have held the most value to my wife and I, aside from some basics at the very beginning, are the people who get the "these are the toys my kids loved" gifts or, even better, people who have offered to babysit when we're ready even if it's just so we can get some rest.

My standard gift set to new parents, based on things that everyone I have known over the years have loved, are:

Happiest Baby on the Block

Fisher Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse, which is also available in blue

Travel sleep sheep

Sophie

A gift for the parents

u/slipstitchy · 1 pointr/sleeptrain
  1. Probably not. Cut yourself some slack, it's the first night. It really depends on what your goals for sleep training are right now. For me, I wanted my baby (6 months) to go to sleep on her own and link sleep cycles without my help. I'm not worried about night weaning right now. This means I put her down and don't go in to feed her until 5 hours have passed, then feed every 3 hours after that (only if she wakes). If she wakes up after 6 (no matter when I last fed her) but before 8 (when we start our day), I bring her into my bed and we cuddle for a couple of hours. My kid is pretty chill so this really hasn't derailed sleep training at all, she pretty much just wakes up to eat until the early morning. Right now it's a nice compromise between totally independent sleep and cuddle time with my sweet babe (plus I get to sleep in).

  2. She wears long sleeve pjs and a sleep sack. Sometimes I use a zipadee zip if it's colder (I live in northern Canada so YMMV). I keep a lighter and heavier sleep sack handy so I can add or reduce layers based on her temperature at feedings. My monitor tells the temperature too, which helps.

  3. I put a Sophie the giraffe teething ring (not the giraffe!) in the crib with her, so she has something to touch and hold onto if she wakes up between sleep cycles. I often watch her on the monitor grab it and wave it in the air, which is pretty cute. When she's a few months older I'll give her a small stuffed toy if she seems to need it, but this works for now.

  4. Your boobs will regulate. Hand express a bit to relieve pressure if you get uncomfortable.
u/snailrabbitflamingo · 2 pointsr/Mommit

During this stage, I used "treasure baskets" a lot. I tried to keep one in each room that kiddo spent much time in. And I had basic categories of toys that I kept in each basket.

  • Something that rolls

  • Something that rattles

  • Something soft

  • Something to chew

    And “toy” didn’t always have to be a toy in the traditional sense. For a rolling object, we used balls but also used shower puffs. Something soft might be a small stuffed animal, or it might be a fuzzy sock. We let kiddo's interests guide this process. If he found something fascinating and it was safe for him to play with, we put it in a basket. If it wasn’t safe, we tried to find something similar that was safe.

    Some of kiddo's favorite toys from this time:

  • Baby shoes

  • Jicaro nut

  • Vuvuzela

  • Plastic tubes

  • Weighted wobble toy

  • Small car

  • Shower puffs

  • Egg shaker

  • Hacky Sack

  • Teether

    Once he was crawling and becoming interested in the kitchen cabinet, we emptied one cabinet out for him to play with. We put some baby-safe containers and dishes inside, and let him do whatever he wanted.

    We really didn’t buy much in the way of toys for this stage. A few hand-me-downs, and a few stuffed animals. Nothing really worth noting.
u/Comfyjamjams · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It is hard to know what each individual baby will like at different phases, but having a variety at your disposal is very helpful.

This is one of the first things my daughter liked

https://www.target.com/p/skip-hop-silver-lining-cloud-teether/-/A-75556852

She also liked this one early on https://www.amazon.com/HEVEA-643162-Panda-Teether/dp/B00EORBYO6

As time went by, she wound up liking munchkin frozen gel ones (used with a pacifier leash) https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Teether-Toy-Ring-Pack/dp/B016D833EM

And the comotomo one with the “fingers” https://www.amazon.com/Comotomo-Silicone-Baby-Teether-Orange/dp/B00913DY3W

We had baby banana for a first toothbrush and it doubled as a well loved teether https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Banana-Training-Toothbrush-Teether/dp/B002QYW8LW

Eta - also soft books, especially the ones with dangly silicone shapes for teething were huge in those early months. Have plenty!

u/WigglyBaby · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

At 4 months, mine started to explore toys. Favourites are:

  • Sophie the giraffe
  • Chicco frog rattle
  • Teething keys
  • She also got into pulling on a little bird that hangs above her stroller and vibrates back up when she lets go (have no idea what google search would produce the right result, but basically a toy that can be pulled on)

    Now (she's almost 6 months and still loves the above list too), as starly says, her favorite toy is a small plastic PET bottle with uncooked rice in it. We've just made another smaller one with popcorn in it. Obviously, lids are on tight.

    Tummy time is also really important. We put an old sheet on the carpet and let her lie there to learn to roll.

    Jolly jumper (with frame) has been a huge hit. And for my own sanity, a swing where she can be rocked securely while I get stuff done has done wonders.

    A baby carrier is good so he can see what you are doing while you do stuff around the house (not cooking though!)

u/saf621 · 0 pointsr/beyondthebump

Have you heard of the wonder weeks app/book? It’s a couple dollars to buy the app, but it talks about all the different developmental stages the baby goes through until about 2 years old and different activities to do with them to help them develop those skills. I don’t know how much faith I put into the aspect of leaps and fussy phases it talks about, but I find the app super helpful when discussing the developmental phases.

Edit to add: at 13 weeks my son loved his mahatten winkle toy. It really helped with his ability to grab things. https://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-Toy-Winkel-Sensory-Teether/dp/B000BNCA4K

u/MrsWildcat · 3 pointsr/workingmoms

My husband and I went to daycare on our daughter’s birthday to sing a song at snack time. I remember feeling like it was totally silly, but the teachers were genuinely excited to celebrate and it was very sweet. I think it’s totally unnecessary to give anything to the class, but if you decide you want to, here are some ideas —

Someone at our daycare gave out these teething rings as a “party favor.”

Someone else gifted everyone little rubber ducks with a note that said, “I’m a lucky duck that you celebrated my birthday.”

u/SrslyYouToo · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I have a 6 month old right now... We have a ton of toys but here are a few examples of the only stuff he plays with right now.

blocks

Monkey teether

Rings

Rattle

He loves anything that crinkles, we have a crinkle book that came with his baby gym, that he doesn't like being under.... But he loves that book.

This can also wait too, but I highly recommend one of these, we started putting him in this thing at 4 months with a box under him so he could reach, he loves this thing and could bounce in it for hours.

u/ThePaleMare2 · 1 pointr/NewParents

This post really warmed my heart! I have an almost 6 month old right now, so we are in similar stages.

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A lot of people already covered sleeping and eating. Right now our boy is teething too and he loves the Nuby brand teethers. We have a couple that look like keys and one that is like this: https://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Silicone-Teethe-eez-Bristles-Hygienic/dp/B017OX8Z8E/ref=sr_1_28?keywords=nuby&qid=1550679682&s=gateway&sr=8-28

https://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Ice-Gel-Teether-Keys/dp/B003N9M6YI/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=nuby+teether&qid=1550679816&s=gateway&sr=8-7

He loves to rub them over his gums (or we did it for him before he got the coordination to do so himself). He really likes it when we put them in the fridge so that they get chilled (but never the freezer since that can cause burns).

u/WaterBearDontMind · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

There is no rush to buy toys as others have said. Tummy time should begin at birth and you could try to get toys that will hold LO’s attention in that position before they learn to reach for things:

  • B&W books like this one
  • A mirror that can be propped vertically at infant eye level
  • A tummytime pillow in the same shape as Boppy but smaller, goes under newborn armpits

    Next up would be a playard (the Kick n Play Piano one was super popular in our Bumper group) to hang things overhead that they’ll eventually bat at or kick. The Manhattan Toys with lots of strings or loops are great first toys to grasp. You might also like some plastic chain links, which can be toys/teethers on their own at first and graduate to tools for tethering toys in the stroller/car seat.
u/thejoycircuit · 1 pointr/TwoXADHD

I can't comment on what might be causing it, but as a chronic teeth grinder who has to wear a mouth guard, I ended up buying some "sensory" "chew" necklaces for use during the day. These look pretty non-descript, and holding it in my teeth keeps me from clenching down:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N996VZ0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They come in a lot of styles and colors, and are pretty cheap. When I am working at home at my desk (alone) I use one of the ones below, which are a couple of inches across:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XS4L6NK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1

I sometimes feel like a small child, but it keeps me from grinding and the various textures are fun.

u/BearDown1983 · 1 pointr/daddit

I got this for my daughter after our very first daddy-daughter errand day. (She was good - didn't cry and just chilled in the Baby Bjorn while I went shopping, so this was a "reward" - read: it was an excuse for me to buy her a toy.)

She was 2 months old then, 4 months old now... It's consistently been her favorite toy. It has a soft rattle, is easy for her to grip, and apparently tastes pretty good as well.

u/mamaetalia · 7 pointsr/Parenting

Have you talked to her ped at all?

Beyond that, there are legit children's chew toys that you could get her and make a big deal about it being the best most awesome thing to stick in her mouth ever, and always redirect her to one so she's got something safe.

My son has a couple of these (Chewy Tubes Super Chew Knobby, 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007C5J1Z6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rciRzb3QYC4YQ) that we used to give him when he was in this mode.

u/sewmanybees · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

My son is 7 months old, I stay at home with him and heres what we like: Books, These stacking cups , this annoying cube , this tactile ball , we've had this one for longer but he still loves to chew on it and shake it around , he also likes to chew on and cuddle with any fabric so maybe more muslin swaddle blankets (if you don't already have enough!), plus they can double as burp cloths! Also, when it get closer you could ask for seasonal clothes in the right size (my son has been in 9 month outfits since 5 months so you might want to wait to be sure of sizing).

u/shadeofmyheart · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I recommend this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BNCA4K/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

My 4 month old loves it because she doesn't have the dexterity to put something in her mouth directly yet (except her hands.. She LOVES to shove those in there). This one is great because she can just pull it towards her and something chewy will land in her mouth.

u/ernieball · 21 pointsr/beyondthebump

Some of these comments are hilarious. I have a [munch mitt](
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B078B75Q9V) and a nuby mitt and my 5 month old son loves them. Does he still chew his hands? Absolutely. Does he still suck his thumb? Allthetime. The mitts are certainly not necessary - they're more a toy that serves multiple purposes. They change it up so baby doesn't get bored - I can sit my son in his high chair and strap it on and he'll spend time crunching the crinkle paper and biting the silicone part while I do the dishes. It's nice because he can't drop it. Sometimes I'll run it under water and toss it in the fridge so it's cooler on his gums. They're easy to wash - I just toss it in with his clothes in a mesh bag. I've not regretted buying them, that's for certain.

u/jeremypr82 · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Fluorosis is very common actually, but for the most part it's not very noticeable. I wouldn't worry about it, just try not to let your child swallow much fluoride toothpaste before they reach age 7ish. It's not like it's a one-off failure, it needs to happen consistently for it to be noticeable. It sounds like you're doing well. If you want to really stay on top of their oral health, you should start using xylitol products. Xylitol kills the bacteria that causes cavities and prevents plaque from forming on their teeth, among a number of other beneficial properties. The goal is to try and get 5 applications per day.

These wipes are really good for small children/babies after a meal/bottle: http://amzn.com/B001MS7BIS

Xylitol bulk sugar would be the most cost effective method, you could roll their pacifier in it, or sprinkle it on something else, directly into the mouth, etc: http://amzn.com/B000ORSIJ4

u/Odellia · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Mine really liked the Munch Mitt when he was too little and uncoordinated to handle most tethers.

Munch Mitt Teething Mitten - The Origianl Mom-Invented Silicone Teether Mitten with Travel Bag - Ideal Teething Toys for Baby Shower Gift - Green Polka Dot https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00X69WL3G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NKQhDbVV2G6JN

The Sophie teething ring is also great.

Sophie la Girafe So Pure Teething Ring, Very Soft Version https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0038JDAJS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1LQhDbHT347G9

u/who__whatwhat · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I had success with the Comotomo silicone teether. It's easy to hold and my LO was able to chew on the angled fingers without having to hold the teether just right, which was a struggle with other teethers. Worked the first time I put it in LO's hand!! I was so happy and relieved that LO could finally chew on something and that it was easy to maneuver no matter how it was held.

u/kghyr8 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Start wiping off the teeth after every nursing. You can use a clean washcloth or look for something like Spiffies (https://www.amazon.com/Spiffies-ToothWipes-tripack-Apple-60-Wipes/dp/B001MS7BIS/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1506375148&sr=8-3&keywords=spiffies).

If the decay is progressing then the absolute best thing is to have the dentist apply Silver Diamine Fluoride. It's the best way to kill the bacteria and arrest the decay. Caries can progress rapidly in little ones. Fluoride varnish is good, and can be applied every 3 months, but SDF is more effective at arresting decay.

I would do a 3 month evaluation and keep on a 3 month schedule just to follow her closer. You'd have a better chance of catching the progression. That being said, going to the dentist doesn't prevent cavities. That can only be done at home. You've got to be vigilant at cleaning the mouth frequently and reducing how often she has milk (breastmilk or otherwise) in the mouth.

u/vigorousflailing · 2 pointsr/February2018Bumpers

He loves any of the Lamaze stuffed animals since they have bright colors and different textures. We have the monkey, cat, turtle and firefly (favorite is the firefly). He also loves this thing because he can grab it easily and stick it in his mouth.

u/TheMarlieJane · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

At that age, the best toys seemed to be the ones he could get his fingers into to help him grip them. The Oball rattle was his favorite, and he liked the Comotomo teether too.

u/ChaniB · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

It's only recommended that babies use jumpers for max 15 minutes a day, so I wouldn't buy something that I could only use for that short amount of time. My baby is 5 months old and in the last month I bought the foam puzzle mat pieces that I can arrange on the floor and let her roll around. I propped up a cheap door mirror sideways on the wall so she can look at herself while rolling on the mat, and she loves to stare at herself and laugh. I also have a few different small toys for her. The favorite for the past few weeks has been this one: https://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-Toy-Sensory-Teether-Activity/dp/B000BNCA4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497457560&sr=8-1&keywords=winkel+toy

u/Jess9289 · 0 pointsr/beyondthebump

Honestly, I thought Sophie the giraffe was over-rated, but I caved and bought it anyway. I was right. My son has absolutely no interest in it at all. His favorite teether has always been this - http://amzn.com/B00913DY3W - which is a lot easier for tiny baby hands to grasp. It was the first thing that he could hold.

u/wannabezen · 1 pointr/Parenting

Both of my kids started playing with a baby gym at 6 weeks - they loved it. Of course, they'd only play for a few minutes before getting tired at first.

I have loved the toys on this list for my infants, though we never had a tool toy http://mamaot.com/2012/07/09/15-toys-for-babys-first-year/

I also really recommend the winkel - http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-Toy-Sensory-Teether-Activity/dp/B000BNCA4K - it was the first toy both of my kids picked up. We also have a variety of rattles and stacking cups.

u/greenbeantime · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

https://www.amazon.com/Chewy-Tubes-Super-Chew-Knobby/dp/B007C5J1Z6/

Chewy Tubes makes something similar. I've never tried their products, but I've heard from a few people that the Chewy Q's are quite nice, so I'm betting the knobby chews are good too. Maybe search for "knobby" as well?

u/sunriseslies · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We tried to use a pacifier because 1. we were gifted tons of them before he was born and 2. he used one during his NICU stay and his second hospital stay at one month. It really helped during those times when my ability to physically comfort him was limited. Then he just grew out of it when he was about 2.5 months old. No idea why. We tried a little to reintroduce it now that he's teething to see if it would give him some relief (and because of this research that says they reduce the risk of SIDS because he has a health condition that raises his risk) but he's not game. He's found other ways to help him self sooth though. He loves to nom on his plushys, those old school ice teethers and his buggy loop.

u/elizalemon · 2 pointsr/RIE

Quality thick blankets for laying on, a pack and play in the living area as a safe space away from pets, sibling.

I only used the bouncy seat in the bathroom so she was safe and cozy but within eyesight.

The only toys she liked under 6mo were chewy toys, silicone or other flexible rubber toys. Comptomo teether

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BNCA4K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OOaEDbJK6RZHF

u/peripheral77 · 1 pointr/daddit

7 monther here. Yep, teething. They may not have erupted yet but they’re coming.

The amber necklace has helped with the drool but not eliminated.

We keep a couple of teething rings in the freezer and she loves to gnaw on them. The cold helps a lot plus she can chew.

It’ll get better. We have two teeth coming out and another we think on the way.

If the drool is bad bad just slap a bib on the baby and it’ll at least keep the clothes dry(ish). Cheers!

u/amaltheas2 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Baby E loves it, it's one of the few toys that she hasn't "moved on" from. As far as teethers go, this fish teether is by far her favorite, once it thaws out, Sophie is her second favorite.

u/es88 · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

Sophie the giraffe is always a popular choice, but expensive. My LO has liked these keys.

She really seems to prefer chewing on fabric though. Wet washclothes are a favorite.

u/ADKitten · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My son is almost 6 months (this Friday!) and he loves this teething blanket. There's a crinkly corner that he adores chomping down on. :)

u/BigBlackHawks · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Ideally you don’t want baby in the car seat for more than 2 hours at a time without taking a break.

For toys... get some new toys to introduce on the drive. Some ideas off the top of my head from that age are things that shake a make noise (you can put some dry rice in a sealed container and it makes a cheap shaker), touchy feely books like jellycat books like this or this, large silicone straws, multi textured balls, winkle toy

u/amuhlou · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We introduced a couple toys and the play gym at that age. I attached extra toys to the play gym to keep things interesting. You will be surprised how fast the grasping happens!

Tummy time is something we did not do (LO had terrible reflux) that I wish we had. If you prop a mirror in front of baby they will probably like it a lot.

u/Elleandbunny · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Sophie the giraffe - this is the very soft, but we prefer the soft version. The rings made it easier to hold, and seemed to keep its cool longer than other teethers we had. Also, no holes for mold to grow.

Silicone finger toothbrushes, and baby banana toothbrushes as his teeth came in.

Toys with silicone teethers (on ends or dangling) were also good.

u/peejaysayshi · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My baby loved (and still loves at 5mo.) the Skwish. He can hold it super easily. He liked the Oball too but he would get frustrated with it a lot because he can't get it into his mouth, where the Skwish is easy to jam on in there.

u/BobLoblaw_ · 1 pointr/Parenting

A Sqwish! is great because the baby can grasp it very easily. I have a 20 month old and I'm getting one for my 1 month old niece.

u/puppersandmeow · 1 pointr/February2018Bumpers

We have this rattle and she loves it. Easy to grab, chewable, and was a staple for most babies when I worked in childcare

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BNCA4K/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_2GF-AbXTDT74J

u/raisinsdelight · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

Meet fishy, fishy big balls. My husband and I giggled like little girls everytime our daughter played with this at Granma's house.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0049ZOEA4/ref=mw_dp_img?is=l

u/Gryphon82 · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

We have this teether, the little nubs are baby-finger-sized, my daughter likes to get two of them in her mouth at once, lol.

u/7thAndGreenhill · 2 pointsr/Parenting

He might be teething. Our LO loved the munch mitten

u/ntcummings42 · 2 pointsr/woodworking
  1. There are a lot of old (and old-style) frame saws that used rope to create counter-tension to a blade on the other side of the stretcher. You could set up something like that.
  2. Follow this link to learn about tensegrity, AKA the reason this baby toy can exist.
u/risorius12 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Our daughter was around that age last year and we got her a teething toy and Indestructibles books which are good for both reading and chewing!

u/Icy_candy · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I found this store brand name teether made out of silicon, it is a ring, which my 5 months old son can hold easily with his tiny hands, he only puts that in his mouth, and nothing else, you can find similar ones one amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Teethe-eez-Silicone-Teether-Bristles/dp/B00IN8OJU8/ref=sr_1_15?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1414780862&sr=1-15&keywords=teether

u/RegularOwl · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

[This is the toy my baby was able to use earliest because it's easier for little babies to hold the "stem"] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MDMLT9Y/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) she prefers the flower one over the other version (we have both)

u/littledinos · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

I don't have a ton of toys, but my baby loves this thing: https://smile.amazon.com/Manhattan-Toy-Sensory-Teether-Activity/dp/B000BNCA4K/

He also really digs his exersaucer/jumperoo (similar to this, but you can pick one up at a yard sale for like $15 or less: https://smile.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-K6070-Rainforest-Jumperoo/dp/B000LXQVA4/), which has different toys all around the rim and allows him to jump up and down endlessly. He hated his swing, is meh on the bouncer seat, but has a ball in this.

u/binderclips · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Winkle or Lots of Link. She can hold them similarly to an oball but the shape allows her to get a bite in her mouth too.

u/KellySmithPhotos · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We were the same way. Our dentist suggested these spiffies. We do teeth then bedtime routine with bottle and then wipe her teeth before she falls asleep. They worked well till we cut out her bedtime bottle and didn't need to do it abymore.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001MS7BIS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3_a_it?qid=1466189428&sr=8-3&keywords=toddler+teeth+wipes

u/Jen_Snow · 5 pointsr/Parenting

Not that it applies now and you probably have seen it, but when Toddler_Snow started teething at ~4 months, we got him a teething blanket. I only say something because I had no idea it existed before then. I'm just trying to share the tools.

u/snowboo · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

These. We leave them in the freezer till we need them.

u/PandoraWraith · 21 pointsr/TalesFromRetail

There is a set of teething keys that have gel in them. On the package it says do not freeze, sanitize (boil), or put them in the dishwasher. There are several Amazon reviews bitching about how they exploded after being put in the freezer.

Edit: Amazon link, sort by 1 star. The stupid is real.

u/SuzieQ4624 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Give him something cold to chew on, a little Tylenol or orajel for the pain and take a breather.

Like these teething toys u put in the freezer
https://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Ice-Gel-Teether-Keys/dp/B003N9M6YI

Or this baby teething gel to numb the pain
https://www.target.com/p/nuby-153-all-natural-teething-gel-with-gum-massager/-/A-52603315