BEST CHOICE: Teething Toys
Chew On This!
If you are a parent, and your little one’s teeth are starting to come in, you surely know all too well that babies will put ANYTHING they get a hold of into their mouths. This can be nerve racking for parents and a lot of the time this behavior starts before any teeth are visible, as soon as baby develops the motor skills to do it!
There is a biological reason why babies put things in their mouths, and it is okay to be exposed to some germs in order to build up baby’s immune system. Where the problem lies however, is that in our modern world, there is the potential for baby to be exposed to toxic chemicals. Not all baby toys are created equal, and sadly, not all toy manufacturing companies are paying attention to the level of carcinogens in their products.
Luckily there are companies out there who ARE paying attention and who, not only make teething toys that are safe, they are making teethers that babies love! Toys made out of natural materials, such as wood, that have not been finished or painted with anything, are the best option. Food grade silicone and BPA-free plastic are regarded as safe for babies. Be sure never to microwave or sanitize these items on the lower rack. Heating silicone and plastic can change their chemical structure which can cause them to be toxic to you and your baby.