Choosing the Best Teether for Your Child

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As your child grows older, they will start teething. This process can be uncomfortable for your baby as it comes with many associated symptoms. Your child may experience irritability, loss of appetite, elevated temperatures and swelling of the gums. If your child is uncomfortable, you will also be affected as you won’t be able to get anything done. During this time, a teether can help alleviate some pressure and pain that they may be experiencing. However, for it to be effective, you must choose the right one. Some things to consider include:   

Chewing method

Before you get a teether, you need to figure out how your child chews. The best way to find out is by observing where they bite down on things. If your child bites down on the front a lot, those may be the teeth sprouting. A round teether would be appropriate. However, if the discomfort is from the back teeth, a longer teether would be better.

Age

Another important factor to consider is your child’s age. Younger children under the age of 3 years tend to need more supervision. As such, a chew necklace that you can wear would be a much better option. The older the child is, the more acceptable it is for them to have their own wearable chew jewelry.

Cost

Before settling on any chew necklace, it is important to consider the cost. Cheaper teethers might not be the best option. This is because they may not meet safety standards and may contain BPA and phthalates. These are harmful to your baby. It is important to find the balance between cost and safety.


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