As they grow, babies have to go through the natural process of teething. While it is normal for babies to feel some level of pain at this stage, it can be a challenging and painful experience for both parents and babies.
As the teeth break through the gums in stages, your baby might show several symptoms of discomfort, such as mild irritability and a lack of appetite. The uncomfortable sensations could also lead to the constant gnawing, crying and hysterical screaming.
It’s difficult to see your baby go through this phase, so in order to help relieve the pain, medical experts suggest rubbing your child’s gums with a clean finger, a damp washcloth, or a special gum-rubbing finger pad. Another popular option is the use of teething rings or teether toys.
However, as a new parent looking for the best teether for babies, you might be bound to get lost in the labyrinth of teether toys — all of them claiming to be safe, effective and ergonomic. So how do you know which is the best teether for babies?
Choosing Suitable Teether Toys for Baby
When choosing teether toys for baby, safety should be your primary consideration. Stay away from teether toys that can break apart, cause choking, or contain allergens and irritants. After you’ve rounded up your finalists based on these safety guidelines, it wouldn’t hurt to choose the cutest teether toys from the brand closest to home.
Gem Biscuits Teether Toys by Little Bearnie
Little Bearnie, a homegrown local brand, is bringing a fun, local and unique twist to the essential teether toys for baby.
Growing up, you might remember munching on Gem Biscuits (the nostalgic and colourful snack recognisable to all Singaporeans). These delights are now in teether form and are available in four colours. Designed by founder Valencia Chen, the teether toys also can be attached to an optional teething clip so that you don’t lose them in the midst of all the teething frustration.
Not only are Little Bearnie’s teethers completely safe (they are made with 100% food-grade silicone, and are BPA, PVC, vinyl, phthalate, cadmium, and lead-free), they are also extremely malleable, soft yet shatterproof. Valencia tests them out herself by chewing on them, to make sure they’re of the highest quality!
Cleaning these teether toys has also been made easy. At the end of the day, a quick wash with just soap and water will do the trick in ensuring that these teethers are immediately ready to be used once more.
To accompany this design, Little Bearnie is also the exclusive distributor of these Bubble Tea teethers, so your baby can have a sip of the drink as you enjoy your own cup.
About Little Bearnie
Established in September 2016, Little Bearnie is a local baby accessories store that aims to create unique baby products for practical gifts and meaningful experiences. From baby teethers to baby swaddles, Little Bearnie makes sure that all accessories are cute, educational and made with safe and toxic-free materials.
As proof of their commitment to these standards, the homegrown company was recognized as the Best Collection of Stylish Baby Teething Accessories in 2020.
So while the symptoms of teething can be quite uncomfortable, this period will eventually pass. Through good oral hygiene and your love and care as parents, your child can then look forward to a healthy set of teeth — with a little help from one of the best teether for babies out there.
Little Bearnie continues to provide parents and babies with adorable baby accessories that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. For more information, you can visit www.littlebearnie.com.