May 06, 2008,
L.H. asks from Bedford Hills, NY on May 02, 2008
Teething - Bedford Hills,NY
my 9 mnth old is teething. can anyone recommend a safe (perhaps notmade in China) teething ring for him to chew on?
D. answers from New York on May 05, 2008
My kids never liked those things. EVER. I've heard take a face cloth wet it and stick it in the fridge. That works. Plus the face cloth will suck up all the slobber.
K.J. answers from New York on May 04, 2008
I froze damp washcloths in different shapes (long and twisted, square) and my son loved the different ways he could hold them and shove them in his mouth. Also, you don't have to worry about pieces coming off and choking. Good luck ~ teething lasts forever! My son is getting his 2 yr. molars!
J.H. answers from Syracuse on May 03, 2008
I used a washcloth. Dampen a washcloth, put it in the freezer for 10-15 mins and my 3 kids loved it...
K.M. answers from Albany on May 03, 2008
A frozen wash cloth was always a favorite - wet, squeeze out, and freeze a few for later! :)
A.S. answers from New York on May 03, 2008
thesoftlanding.com has safe teethers: http://www.thesoftlanding.com/bpafrte.html
they reviewed the giraffe a little while back and it got rave reviews (though expensive).
A.K. answers from Albany on May 03, 2008
try nova natural toys http://www.novanatural.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.52/.f
they have some nice wooden ones. we have one. nice quality.
A.T. answers from New York on May 02, 2008
Try frozen fruit in one of those mesh feeders. Frozen bagels and whole adult carrots are great for them to pass the time with. Wet and freeze the pacifier for bed time. You can also research homeopathic teething tablets and see if that is a route you'd like to follow. Old school style, try a dab of whiskey if ll else is failing.There are also blankets made with 2 corners made just for gnawing, check this website and perhaps this might be an option for you. http://www.greatbabyproducts.com/Teething_Blanket_p/munc-...
W.M. answers from New York on May 02, 2008
Believe it or not, the silver rings work really well. Obviously, ones from Tiffany's are pricy, but I bought a silver plated rattle from Buy Buy Baby that my daughter gnaws on constantly. You could give one of those a try. HTH
G.C. answers from New York on May 03, 2008
I heard an herbalist speak at a Holistic Moms meeting. She recommended that you dip large gauze squares in chamomile tea, roll them up, and freeze them. I did this, and put them in a ziploc freezer bag. My 5 month old son liked them. I think you have to supervise, though, because they are not big like some of the teethers you find in the stores and there's a potential choking hazard. The chamomile is an anti-inflammatory. If you don't want to use the gauze, you could probably use a washcloth or dip one of those organic cotton teethers. If you're looking for something you can travel with, look for the Razberry silicone teether. I got one at Buy Buy Baby. It looks like a giant bumpy pacifier.It's made in China, but it's silicone, not plastic, so I think that means there are no issues with phthalates and BPA. www.rasbery.com is the website. At my shower I received a teether by a company called Baby King. Made in China, but label says "no phthalates." Also check websites like mommasbaby.com. There's a cloth string bean teether that they recommend.
B.G. answers from New York on May 03, 2008
M.S. answers from New York on May 06, 2008
you don't need a teething ring, just wet a washcloth with cold water, ring it out and give it to him.