Why choose a Wooden Teether?

 

When a baby starts teething he/she would want something to bite or chew to relieve the soreness of their teething gums. Typical baby teething can start from 4-6 months up until 2 years old. Every baby will end up with a different teething experience and in fact some might not even experience any typical "teething"symptoms.

My son started teething at 3 months old (which is not typical of that age) , he did not drool nor show any single sign of discomfort. My daughter however starting teething at 5 months old and had excessive drooling - think a drool bib dripping every 30 mins.

The best way to soothe your baby and help alleviate the discomfort of their aching gums is to provide them with a teether. The main usage of a teether is to put pressure to the gum as well as massage it for relief.

It is good to keep a teether handy so your baby doesn't just pick up anything to chew on. My daughter's teething experience was really an unpleasant one - I caught her gnawing on my wooden coffee table and stripping paint plus varnish off. I had to pry her from it as well as remove every household item within her reach that could post danger or become a choking hazard.

I had a basket of wooden teethers, play silks as well as an organic cotton dolly for her to grasp and put into her mouth. They say teethers are a baby's first toy. I can't agree more.

We know teeters are available in different types such as Natural Hardwood, BPA rree plastic, natural rubber, silicone and even food. I mentioned food because I have seen teething biscuits sold in our local supermarket. I have also heard of parents who would freeze food like waffles and offering it to their babies as a teether. 

I like the idea of a teething biscuit and frozen waffles as well. Although its not something you can have handy at all times especially when you want to keep her clean and tidy when outside the house. If made on your own, you have full control over the ingredients put into the food teeter.

I personally prefer a wooden teether, as natural wood is hypoallergenic , non toxic, free from BPA, Phthalate, and naturally antibacterial. We may think that wood is really hard and how could it be comfortable for them to chew on but in reality a hard wooden teeter actually applies pressure on their gums which really soothes the soreness.  It doesn't attract dust or gets mouldy and provides the peace of mind I seek.