Teething toys that help soothe your baby’s gums

They’ll drool over these choices.

As your little one transforms their smile with their first baby teeth, they might not feel their best. Teething toys can help their gums feel better, as well as fascinate them with new textures and shapes. For best safety practices, you’ll want to avoid toys with small parts or necklaces (which can present a choking or strangulation hazard), gels and creams, and freezing toys (which can make them too hard for your infant’s mouth). These simple teethers feature cute and clever designs everyone can feel good about.

Classic choice: Elephant Teether

Innovative Shape

You’ll want to pack this pachyderm for daily outings. Amazon

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This adorable elephant teether provides a textured surface for happy chewing and gumming. It’s made from food-grade BPA-free silicone, and the large hole in the center makes it easier for your little one to hold for longer. Pop it in the fridge to cool it down for babies who are working extra hard on those first teeth.

Multiple prints: PBnJ baby Silicone Infant Teething Mitten Teether Glove Mitt Toy Travel Bag

Cutest Option

The fabric is flexible for a cozy fit and secures with velcro that has been carefully stitched to avoid irritating your baby’s skin. Amazon

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Let them chew on their own hand and not yours with one caveat—that theirs is covered with a special mitten designed just for teething. The silicone top of the mitt has bumps, waves, and smooth textures for your baby to explore, and the entire mitten is machine washable. There’s a soft cotton layer on the outside and a crinkly middle layer to provide additional stimulation to your curious chewer.

Most innovative: teetherpop Fillable, Freezable Baby Teether

You Choose The Flavor

For ages 6 months and up Amazon

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Older infants and toddlers can enjoy these unique popsicle-style teethers that can be customized to their taste. This clever design features a covered reservoir with small slits so your child can consume frozen fruit or vegetable puree, breastmilk, or other beverages with less mess. It’s made of BPA-free silicone and holds ⅛ cup of liquid.