10 Best Teethers & Teething Toys of 2021
Best Teethers and Teething Toys for Babies
November 10, 2021

Best Teethers and Teething Toys for Babies

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Sore, tender gums are no fun. These teethers can help your baby find some relief from the discomfort of new teeth.Best Teethers and Teething Toys for Babies

Sometime between four to seven months you’ll notice your baby drooling, being unusually cranky and wanting to bite down on everything in sight. That’s those new teeth coming in!

Teething is an exciting developmental time, but it does come with some discomfort. Teethers give little ones something besides their fingers, or yours, to chomp on, and they can help soothe sore gums too.

Try one of these chewy teethers to help relieve your baby’s achy gums.

Just Like Fingers

Babies love to teethe on fingers (think: fists in the mouth). That’s why Comotomo developed this teether’s nubs to baby-finger size. Silicone gives it a just-right, chewy texture.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+
Care Dishwasher safe

Cute and Convenient

Made from 100% food-grade silicone, these teethers come in ridiculously fun and whimsical designs. A beaded string clips to clothes so it won’t fall on the floor, and you can pop the whole thing in the fridge for extra gum numbing.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3 months+
Care Hand wash

Trendy and Practical

There’s no shortage of styles of teethers out there, but this set from Lucy Darling combines several styles in one. While the flames and sides of the camper act as any regular silicone teether would to reach the front of baby’s mouth, the campfire logs have a special texture to better massage sore gums, and their narrow, finger-like shape can more easily reach the teeth farther back. And the beads on top of the camper slide back and forth to keep little fingers busy as baby gnaws away.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months+
Care Hand wash with warm soap and water or boil to sterilize

Cool and Refreshing

Chillable teethers are popular picks for parents who want to provide extra cooling relief to cranky, teething babies, but this set from Fridababy takes things up a couple notches. While you can put them in the refrigerator to make them cool and soothing on tender gums, cold teethers are really uncomfortable for babies to hold—so this set comes with a silicone holder that stays out of the fridge and makes a room-temperature grip to keep the cold out of baby’s hands. And as an added bonus, both of the removable chilled inserts are double-sided with varying textures on the ends to make sure baby gets just the relief they’re looking for. (Keep in mind: putting them in the freezer can make them too hard and cold for smaller babies).

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months+
Care Hand wash with warm, soapy water

Infant Toothbrush

It’s never too early to start practicing good dental hygiene. Designed by a hygienist, this flexible, infant toothbrush has soft, silicone bristles to swipe particles from existing teeth and give gums a soothing massage. And kiddos hold it by the banana peels—how cute is that? (Note: Brushies is another baby toothbrush we like.)

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3-12 months (there’s also a toddler toothbrush version)
Care Dishwasher safe

A Wood Choice

Whoever thought teethers could be so chic? With food-grade silicone beads and beech hardwood rings conditioned with olive oil and beeswax, every piece of this teether is satin-y smooth and chew-friendly. And there are plenty of different colorways to choose from, so there’s always one to match baby’s outfit of the day.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3 months+
Care Hand wash

Environmentally Friendly

More than just a gum soother, this lightweight teether rattles too. Your baby can use it as a toy or a teether, and if you stick it in the fridge, the cold plastic will offer extra relief. But the coolest thing about this product is it’s made from 100-percent recycled milk jugs.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0+
Care Dishwasher safe

The Multipurpose Teether

Sure, you could supply your teething baby with a basic teether that serves one, maybe two purposes (most teethers end up doubling as a toy whether they’re really meant to or not). Or you could give them a teether that’s also…a spoon? Invented by a seven-year-old who didn’t want her baby sister to eat using hard plastic spoons, this multipurpose teether-spoon-toy combo covers everything from baby’s first day of teething to a self-feeding toddler’s lunch. The unique open square shape makes it easy for little hands to grip, and the soft, 100% food-safe silicone is great for gnawing on. Not to mention the animal design is fun to look at and play with!

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+
Care Dishware safe

The Teether That Gives Back

This sunny teether friend is made from 100-percent non-toxic rubber, with a nubby body for front teeth and a leafy crown and rounded feet for cutting molars to chomp on. And for every Polly Pineapple teether purchased, the company makes a donation that will feed a hungry American child for an entire week.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0-2 years
Care Hand wash

The Classic

Sweet Sophie offers up her super-flexible ears, horns and legs for your baby’s chewing pleasure. Made from natural rubber and food paint, this teether has been popular in France and abroad for some 55 years. Sophie the Giraffe is lightweight and easy for tiny hands to grip, has a fun squeaker inside and her body is made of contrasting colors wee ones can actually see. Keep in mind: Be careful not to get water in the hole when cleaning, as mold may grow inside the Sophie.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3 months+
Care Surface clean with a damp cloth (Note: plug hole with finger and don’t submerge in water. If water gets into the teether, mold may grow.)
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