Are teething toys necessary?

Apr 10, 2024

The timing of when babies start teething varies from baby to baby, but typically, their primary teeth (first teeth) start to emerge around 6 months to 1 year of age. During the period from 6 months to 1 year, the front teeth usually start to come in first, followed by other teeth gradually emerging between 1 to 2 years of age.

Relieving Teething Discomfort

Babies often feel discomfort and itchiness as their teeth begin to emerge. This can lead them to chew on things like electrical outlets or remote controls, which are not safe for their mouths, and they may continue to cry. Parents need to constantly monitor their babies, and prolonged crying at night can lead to sleep deprivation. Although there are medications available for this teething period, it's preferable to naturally navigate through this stage. This is where "teething toys" come into play, helping babies alleviate their teething pain.

Supporting Gum and Jaw Development

Teething toys are designed with materials and shapes that make it easy for babies to chew on. By chewing on them, babies massage their gums, which can support gum and jaw development as well as the growth of their primary teeth.

Acting as a Learning Tool through Chewing Exercise

Babies transition from sucking (breastfeeding or bottle-feeding) to chewing food. Chewing exercises stimulate the brain and are believed to promote the child's development. It also helps with the smooth transition to solid foods.

Choosing Teething Toys

It's essential to select teething toys made from safe materials for babies to chew on. Toys with textures or ones that reach the back teeth are recommended. Avoid toys with sharp edges to prevent choking hazards, especially during sudden movements such as rolling over during sleep. Look for toys marked with the ST Mark, which indicates compliance with European safety standards, including safety tests for shapes.


Recommended Teething Toys:

① Silhouette Ring

Made from 100% natural rubber and 100% natural rubber wood, the Silhouette Ring is lightweight and easy for babies to hold. It fits perfectly in a baby's hand, providing different textures and sensations with its two rings, making teething relief enjoyable.

The natural rubber ring has a hollow interior, making it ideal for soft chewing exercises. Chewing on it massages the gums, promoting jaw development and the growth of primary teeth.

It can be played with in various ways, such as holding it, stacking the rings, tapping, or shaking it. Its simple color and design make it an ideal toy for moms with a natural aesthetic preference.


② Sophie la Girafe

Introduced in 1961, Sophie la Girafe is a teething toy made from 100% natural rubber and food-grade paint, beloved by French people.

Sophie la Girafe also features a hollow interior, making it soft and providing varying degrees of hardness across different parts, making it perfect for chewing exercises. Chewing on it massages the gums, promoting jaw development and the growth of primary teeth. Its long legs reach the back teeth.

2-Way Teething + Pacifier A pacifier serves the role of providing comfort through sucking. Since Sophie la Girafe is primarily for chewing, it doesn't typically serve as a pacifier. However, due to its softness, parts like the ears and legs can also function as a pacifier. There's no need to worry about weaning from pacifiers.

Since all proteins responsible for latex allergies have been removed to the utmost extent, there have been no reported cases of allergies since 1961.

③ Multi-Rattle Teether

A ring-shaped teether offering various chewing sensations. You can also chew on the corners and mouth of Sophie. While not as soft as natural rubber, it doesn't provide much chewing exercise, but it contains beads inside, allowing it to double as a rattle for auditory stimulation.

Children's growth and preferences vary. Additionally, please choose a teething toy that suits your family's needs.

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