Pacify your crying baby!

Teethers: Are your baby’s teeth started growing? If yes, they will always desire to get their hands and mouth on everything they see, wish or they seek and you need to monitor her now and then. In order to help the frightful teething process go smoothly, you need to find the perfect teething toys for your baby. These are the one that satisfies your little darling, and makes them fell complete about their desire, henceforth keeps you away from stressing out.

Pacifiers: As a new parent comforting your baby would be your top priorities, and pacifier comes in rescue. A pacifier can also be called as paci, a nuk, a binky, a soother and a dummy. Some of the advantages are they can “pacify” babies, comfort your little darling, induce baby sleep, maintain your baby relatively quiet, and also provide a space for intuitive sucking that babies suspire for. It serves both as a boon (in terms of good night sleep) and bane (your little honey restricts from leaving the house without having one). There are tons of teethers and pacifiers in the market to comfort and soothe babies, perhaps making the gruesome teething process a bit more easy to handle for both the om and baby. But are they safe? Since they are specifically designed for chewing, they should be both safe and chemical free.

Unfortunately, many conventional and traditional teethers and pacifiers contain Bishpenol A or BPA. I love to provide you (mom and dad) with list of product alternatives which are nontoxic and safer for your tot. There is just no need to buy toxic and chemical based baby products anymore. I've compiled a list of the best teething toys and pacifiers, and you're sure to find some you like.

Teethers

You can find teethers in every baby shop and online baby stores. So picking the best is not a difficult task. We are going to focus on the top bite-worthy teething toys to comfort and soothe your suffering little darling. All the teething toys listed below are BPA-free. If you're a purist/pedant, then don't fail to look into the "Natural and Organic Teethers" below.

Without further ado, here is the list of favorite teething toys.

Note: Click on the teether name to buy them or to know more about the product in detail.

Raz-Berry teether-pacifier

Raz-Berry teether-pacifier 

RaZbaby’s RaZ-Berry teether is one of the best stimulating, multi-textured pacifier used to soothe baby’s gums. It is 2 in 1 product with hands-free all silicone teething pacifier can also be frozen for extra comfort. It is non-toxic, 100 medical grade silicone and BPA-free. They are shaped like a raspberry. The bumpy texture soothes baby’s gums. This one seems to be quite popular among parents. This particular version comes in blue, red, and clear designs.

Cornstarch Teethers from Green Sprouts

Cornstarch Teethers from Green Sprouts

It is biodegradable and is made from Cornstarch. Green Sprouts is a company committed to providing non-toxic products for your baby and toddler. The Green Sprouts Feeding line contains no BPA, PVC, Lead, or Phthalates. The bright colors stimulate and encourage active play while the soft silicone teether parts help soothe sore gums.

Nuby Icybite Hard or Soft Teething Keys

Nuby Icybite Hard or Soft Teething Keys

The cool resilient surfaces on this teether soothe and stimulate sore gums safely. The purICE will remain colder longer than water filled teethers. The multiple teething surfaces aid in the eruption and strengthening of new teeth.

Amber teething necklaces

Amber has been used for centuries to provide natural comfort to teething babies in Europe. However, it is not for chewing. The idea is this: when the amber is worn on the skin, the warmth of the skin releases traces amounts of healing oils onto the skin (Amber is fossilized tree sap). These oils help keep your baby calm and relaxed during teething. Some parents swear by these necklaces.

Some of the best amber necklaces are given below: Click on the image to buy them.

 

Jade Amethyst Heart Bronze Pink Bangle Amber

Jade

Amethyst Heart

Bronze

Pink Bangle

Amber

 

Besides the amber teething necklace mentioned above, here are the best-sellers in organic and natural teethers.

 

Sophie the Giraffe  Chan Pie Gnon  Wooden Teething Ring

Sophie the Giraffe 
Made in France
Most Popular

Chan Pie Gnon 
Made in France

All Natural 
Wooden Teething Ring

 

 

Pacifiers

Pacifiers help to prevent children from developing the habit of constantly tasting their thumbs and it can be a really hard task to break the habit (believe me) so it's well worth having some pacifiers around. It's always recommended to wait at least 3-4 weeks before instigating your breastfed baby to a pacifier or any type of artificial nipple which also include baby bottles. Personally, I recommend you to wait even longer i.e. till 6-8 weeks until mom's milk supply is well known and fed, so now you need not worry about loosing any needed nipple stimulation to the pacifier.

Note: If you find something interesting click on the product link to buy the product and to know its’ specifications in detail.

Available in India

Philips AVENT 2 Piece BPA Free Soothie Pacifier

 

The Philips AVENT Soothie Pacifier helps calm and soothe newborns. Designed for babies from birth to three months, the Soothie Pacifier is made of hospital-grade, BPA-free and latex-free silicone for strength, comfort, and durability.

 

 

 Philips AVENT 2 Piece BPA Free Soothie Pacifier

Chicco-Silicone-Soother Physio

 

The soother comes in transparent and hygienic silicone, tasteless and odourless. It is made from extra soft silicone and the base of the shield is soft and curved, similar to the breast, so that it allows the lips to rest comfortably and prevents saliva from gathering, which causes irritations.

 

 

Chicco-Silicone-Soother Physio 

 

Pigeon Silicon Pacifier (Grapes) Step – 2 

 

Pigeon Silicone Pacifier is great for babies of 5months and above to allow baby to close lips naturally thus helps baby to wean smoothly. It is perfectly sized with lip contact area for baby's correct mouth movement when sucking.

 

 

Pigeon Silicon Pacifier (Grapes) Step – 2 

Avent - Soother Freeflow BPA

 

The Philips Avent Freeflow pacifiers have a curved shield with extra vents to promote air circulation. The nipple is symmetrical, so right side up or upside down, Avent pacifiers help ensure the proper development of your baby's teeth and Gums. It is ideal for babies from 6 to 18 months.

 

Avent - Soother Freelow BPA

Nuby - Trends Orthodontic Pacifier 

This ortho pacifier is designed to fit in baby’s mouth naturally and comfortably. Nuby’s air system allows air to circulate between baby’s delicate skin and pacifier. It flexes and stretches and can be used as a teething nubs massage and stimulate gums.

 

Nuby - Trends Orthodontic Pacifier  

 

Imported ones

Natursutten Pacifiers 

 

This is the one and only all-natural organic pacifier and my top pick! They are made from pure natural rubber from the tree Hevea brasiliensi. These pacifiers are softer than silicone and extremely hygienic, molded in one piece, and there are no joints or cracks where dirt and bacteria can accumulate.

 

 

Natursutten Pacifiers 

 

Hevea Star & Moon Orthodontic Pacifier 

 

This is another natural rubber, latex pacifier option. The Hevea pacifier is made of 100% pure natural rubber from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis. Also the soft material and ergonomic shape is soft and gentle against baby’s face. Sustainably produced and packaged in recycled and biodegradable materials.

 

 

 

Hevea Star & Moon Orthodontic Pacifier 

 

Playtex Baby Binky Most Like Mother One-Piece Silicone Pacifier

 

This is a durable one-piece, medical grade silicone pacifier. It features a nipple designed to simulate the shape of mother’s breast during breastfeeding, to satisfy baby’s sucking reflex. One thing I found a bit bizarre about these pacifiers is the fact that they are “scented”.

 

Playtex Baby Binky Most Like Mother One-Piece Silicone Pacifier

Sanrio Hello Kitty Baby Pacifier Pink for Newborn

 

Sanrio Hello Kitty pacifier is a FDA approved product which is made of silicone. It is a thumb-shaped nipple and is suitable for newborn. It comes with a clear pacifier cover.

Sanrio Hello Kitty Baby Pacifier Pink for Newborn

 

 



Review written by Ilakkiya Parthasarathy

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