We are spending the week with friends in Maine, and they have a beautiful 6 month old baby boy who is getting his two front teeth. He is suffering so, and reminding me of the same process with my two little girls.
I would give them frozen bagels, organic cotton rattles and lovely little wooden teethers. Most of the time, they threw them down in 2 seconds, found the limited plastic in the house, and bit that. No matter how hard I tried. I eyed those chewy plastic teethers in the grocery store, you know, the ones laced with phthalates, vinyl (the poision plastic) and other chemicals? When your child is in pain, it is hard to resist something that might help. But I did, and they cried and cried (and sometimes so did I).
So I wished that I had seen these teethers from Natursutten. They are made from EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate), and no, I don’t like seeing the word vinyl in there, either. But Alicia at the Soft Landing does her homework, and she only sells safer products for babies, and she fully investigates and stands behind the products. The Soft Landing is a mother owned and operated business and blog that shares great non-toxic products and information with parents. And if you want more choices for non-toxic teethers, check out Alicia’s shopping guide .
I watched my friend’s son happily chewing on this little teether free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates and thought you readers, the mothers and fathers of teething babies, might find this helpful. I know I would have. It’s hard enough parenting a teething little one who wakes up every 2 hours to nurse, let alone watching her squirm and suffer during the day.