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Teethers: Understanding the Pros and Cons
Not all teethers are made equal, and some can actually do more harm than good for your baby. As a new mom, we understand that you want to ensure you give your baby the best products and set them up with the best chances at life. Keep reading to learn more about teethers, why they are important for your baby’s development, why some of them can be dangerous, and the safest ones you can possibly give them.
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What are the Pros of Teethers?
When babies are teething, they have the natural urge to put pressure on their gums in the area where the tooth is erupting. In case you haven’t noticed (joking—you totally have), they can get a little fussy if they aren’t able to! Teethers help soothe this urge as well as their sore gums.
In addition, babies also have the natural urge to go through a mouthing phase. This means they are going to be putting literally EVERYTHING they can get their hands on into their mouth. Mouthing is an important part of a baby’s development, and to ensure that theyre doing it safely, teethers are a great tool.
Teethers are also a great way to jumpstart motor skill development as well as oral development. They’re a fantastic substitute for pacifiers once your baby starts growing out of that stage and can help aid in the functions needed for nursing, solid foods, writing with a pencil, and much more!
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What are the Cons of Teethers?
Teethers can often be unsafe for babies. Some downsides of using a teether include:
- Possible exposure to toxins. Teethers made with certain plastics or cheap materials can expose your baby to toxins such as BPA, lead, phthalates, and more. Innobaby’s entire line of teethers is naturally toxin-free and made with high-quality silicone.
- Exposure to leaking liquids. Some teethers, especially ones that are designed to be put in the freezer, are filled with yucky liquids. This leaves your baby with the potential to ingest it, should they bust it open. Innobaby teethers do not use any yucky liquids but are still great to pop in the freezer for extra soothing power!
- Possible choking hazard. Some teethers have pieces that can break off or easily come apart. This can pose a possible choking hazard for your baby! Our line of teethers are made of high-quality materials and adheres to the highest quality TPE under the world’s most stringent baby and toddler-proof standards - ASTM F963 -17 and CPSIA.
Safe Teethers For Your Baby
Motor skill development, oral development, and teething pain can all be tackled at once with this adorable teether!
Innobaby’s fruit teethers aren’t just great for teething pain; they’re considered “training teethers,” which means they’re great for a bunch of different reasons. They stimulate the muscles of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to improve oral motor skills, which aids in nursing, eating solid foods, drinking from cups, and speech development. The light and easy-to-grip handle also improves hand-eye coordination.
This teether comes in four adorable fruit shapes and is the award-winner of The National Parenting Center's 2013 Seal of Approval, named Best of April Box by Citrus Lane and winner of Best in NY Baby Show 2013, and NY NOW best in baby gear 2014.
Innobaby EZ Grip Flower Teether Rattle / Oral Sensory Developmental Toy
Add a little bit more sensory fun to your baby’s teether time with this EZ Grip Flower Teether Rattle!
Innobaby's Award Winning Teethin' SMART Massaging Flower Rattle Teether offers an easy-to-grip handle and lightweight design for even the youngest teethers. The unique dual-sided shape and textured petals offer gentle relief for swollen, sore, and tender gums.
The soft and flexible design reaches all parts of the mouth for a thorough and gentle gum massage while stimulating oral sensory nerves for improved speech and oral development. Created to be safe for your baby, our teether is designed with ventilated breathing holes for safety while the baby chews.
Innobaby's Teethin' SMART Massaging Teethers are a safe, toxic-free way to help babies satisfy their teething needs by staying BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and PVC-free. Research shows improving oral motor skills aids effective nursing, develops proper muscles for eating solids and drinking liquids with a cup, and improves speech. And… they are top shelf dishwasher safe and freezer safe, too!
Innobaby’s Flower Teethers allow for multiple sensory stimulation. Tip: Give baby a pair of rattles to increase bilateral movement and stimulate both sides of the brain. The different textures will also improve oral motor skills by stimulating tongue, lip, and cheek muscles, which aid in nursing, transitioning to solid foods, drinking from cups, and speech development. As always, Innobaby’s teethers are held to the highest standards in safety (Toy Safety Standards ASTM F963 and EN71).
Innobaby EZ Grip Star Teether / Oral Sensory Developmental Toy
This teether is chock-full of textures, shapes, and sensory delights to keep them entertained!
These star teethers stimulate the muscles of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to improve oral motor skills, which aids in nursing, eating solid foods, drinking from cups, and speech development. The light and easy-to-grip handle also improves hand-eye coordination while working on those fine motor skills!
Innobaby holds its teethers to the very highest standards (Conform to Toy Safety Standard ASTM F963 and EN71) and uses the highest quality TPE available because Innobaby wants the best for your baby, just like you! Other teethers may be too small or break apart easily, but you can trust ours!
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