Raised your hand if you have tried to bite your baby teether? Have you ever try wooden teether? How was it? I have tried both silicone and wooden, I prefer chewing my bubble gum, but the feeling of biting teether was not that bad and weird.
Frankly saying, I like silicone teether better than wooden, but this is my personal opinion apart from what best for my baby. Silicone teether is way cuter than wooden one, colorful and attractive. We all knew choosing a teether for your little one’s aching gums could be so complicated.
A teether is an object which when chewed by the babies give relieve to their sore gums. The teethers are available having the different bases such as wooden, BPA-free plastic, natural rubber, and silicone.
Below content is quoted from QParent blog post.
You’ll definitely want to avoid any silicone teether that contain BPA, PVC, or phthalates.
BPA or bisphenol-A is a plastics chemical that mimics estrogen and disrupts the body’s hormonal systems. It’s particularly harmful for pregnant women, babies, and young kids. Though most regulatory bodies, including the FDA, will tell you BPA is safe in the small quantities that appear in plastic products, many companies have chosen to produce and market BPA-free plastics. Excellent! Except for one small detail: Many companies simply replace BPA with BPS — bisphenol-S — which is just as toxic, if not more toxic, than BPA. Bottom line? Just because a product is touted as BPA-free doesn’t mean it’s safe.
Phthalates are chemicals added to plastics to make them soft and supple. (PVC is actually hard and brittle so to make something like a squeezy toy requires the addition of phthalates.) Phthalates don’t bond to plastic, though, so they leach out over time. Babies who suck on teethers containing phthalates will be ingesting a known carcinogen. Baby Center has an excellent list of phthalate names so you can check labels.
Wooden teether and natural fabrics are in!
If you’re super-concerned about plastics or your baby’s reactions to rubber, then wood and fabric teething toys are the ones for you. There are plenty of good ones to choose from. The teether made by using wood are safer because of having natural, chemical and plastic free features.
So, here are what I can recommend to you - trust me, I’ve try to chew them, but nothing happened, they just so durable.
Silicone teether that NOT contain BPA, PVC, or phthalates
Hashtag Kidz - all-in-one teether
Hashtag Kidz founder is a former Montessori educator and mother, is passionate about creating products that are safe for the earth and Hashtag Kidz customers. She knows the importance of using safe, natural products in the home, so they’re work hard to ensure that each Hashtag Kidz product is friendly to the planet and to our sweet baby, too. Hashtag Kidz only use materials that are 100% safe and free of any harmful toxins.
Read more: Hashtag Kidz ChewBuddy, all-in-one teether
Loulou LOLLIPOP - fun-loving, distinctive teether
Their founder, Eleanor and Angel believe the early days of newborn-hood — with all its challenges and charms—are an especially important time for you to feel connected to your personal sense of style. By combining a timeless, feel-good aesthetic, memorable pops of color, and an uncompromising commitment to the safest, highest quality materials, LouLou LOLLIPOP is redefining baby goods. We're fearless pioneers, always willing to try new things in pursuit of better, cuter, and safer products.
Matchstick Monkey - innovative teether
Matchstick Monkey understands that every moment matters when it comes to your baby and that is the same for every parent in everywhere around the world. We believe design and safety are imperative for little ones, so you can rest assured that our products are made to the highest standards. Perfect for small hands looking for something to hold with ease.
Loulou LOLLIPOP wooden teether
Available in a variety of modern colors, our silicone and wooden baby teethers offer two different soothing textures for sore gums—including pliable, food grade silicone beads and gnaw-able beech wood. Let's soothe and shake!
Matchstick Monkey muslin
The 100% luxury organic cotton muslins have a BPA free chewable silicone teething label, helping to keep your little one calm at all times.
For those who are located in Taiwan and Vietnam, if you are would like to purchase it, we have distributor in those two countries. While we still trying our best to look for Singapore distributor.
For Loulou LOLLIPOP, they are available in Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and Philippines. And we are looking for distribution in Malaysia and Indonesia.