Teething can be tough on a baby (not to mention everyone else in earshot). And, when you get tired of the little one gumming on your knuckle/purse strap/BlackBerry, you just might need a little help. Good news! There are some unbelievably cute (and effective!) teething toys from which to choose. There’s the freezable, the vibrating, the hard, the squishy, the squeaky, the attachable... we’re certainly not running low on options.
When choosing baby’s comfort-buddies, I suggest getting a toy or two that can easily travel in your diaper bag, a couple of soft, engaging or otherwise lovable ones that can double as “regular” toys (and aren’t just something to chew on), and at least one that can be refrigerated or frozen. As with most toys and gear, you may have to experiment to find out what works best for your baby’s particular stage and style. Just be sure your choices are non-toxic, have chewable textures, and are - above all - easy to clean!
From little mesh bags to big hunks of rubber, these are my favorites.