These Baby Teethers and Teething Toys Will Help Soothe Rage-Filled Babies

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Even though your child is the one physically going through it, the teething process can be an absolute nightmare for both babies and parents. We get it — it’s hard to see that your child is angry and in pain — not to mention the fact that they’re also not being quiet about it. You’ll pretty much try anything to help ease their pain, but how do you know which baby products are safe? Specifically, how do you know which baby teethers and teething toys are right for your kiddo?

What to Consider

To find out what parents should consider when finding the best baby teethers, we spoke to Dr. Jonathan L. Wong, D.M.D., for some pointers. First and foremost, he wants you to know that teething is a marathon, not a sprint. After all, once babies begin teething around 5 or 6 months old, they’ll get about a tooth per month until all 20 baby teeth have made their way through the gums. Timing-wise, Wong says, “Teething for each tooth lasts an average of eight days. Usually, four days before the tooth breaks through the gums (some say colloquially ‘the tooth is cut’) and for about four days after.”

Taking advice straight from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Wong says you should look for a couple of key factors when shopping for a baby teether or toy. He advises that your baby teether “should be large enough to not be a choking risk, hygienic, and the paint or color should be lead-free.” The ability to get cold is another helpful feature to look for, and just like car seats to strollers, choosing a baby teether that's washable is critical.

And those amber teething necklaces? Toss them immediately. Wong tells us he’s not a fan of teething rings that go around a child’s neck, noting that “several children die each year from strangulation, so they’re a big no for me. I also do not like beaded chew toys, as the beads can break free and cause aspiration or choking.”

How We Chose

Every teether on this list has been chosen by our editors and a highly-selective group of gummy humans. We paid attention to how they reacted and, honestly, which ones seemed to work the best. Babies are hard to soothe at the best of times, so having teethers that help can change parents' lives for the better.

Read on below for the best expert-approved baby teethers and teething toys that will ease your child's pain safely and gently, one tooth at a time.

Silicone Teethe-eez Teether

Growing brand-new teeth for the first time can be a painful and itchy process. The Nuby Silicone Teethe-eez Teether addresses a few of your babe's teething woes. The soft bristles ease itchy gums, while the bumpy sides are the perfect gnawing surface. The ring-shaped handle makes it easy for tiny hands to grasp it.

This has been a favorite of our editors' children for years. It's consistently one of the teethers that are reached for the most often. It has real staying power, and the durability cannot be beaten.

More: The Best Pacifiers That Can Really Soothe

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Ice Gel Teether Keys

Your baby can shake and rattle her way to pain-free bliss with this handy set of teething keys. Toys end up in their mouths anyway, so entice them to take a bite by making it more fun.

Our testers noted that this teether kept babies engaged for longer than their other teethers, but that you do have to soak it in soapy water to get all the small parts adequately clean.

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Fresh Food Feeder

Teething can start and end at different times for every baby. For your tot, who seems to be in an endless cycle of budding chompers, the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder is perfect.

Pop in a few cold (but not frozen) fruits like bananas, and let your little one gum the soft, mesh pouch. The cool sensation from the fruit will help soothe their swollen and sore gums while offering them a yummy treat. Wong says that frozen foods are often too hard for baby's gums and can present a choking hazard.

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Silicone Teething Mitt

From the moment your little one discovers their hands, they become instant chew toys.

While keeping your baby's hands out of their mouth is nearly impossible, the Itzy Ritzy Silicone Teething Mitt is the perfect chewing buffer. The textured silicon top gently massages and soothes your tot's sore gums while the crinkly sound keeps their sense stimulated. The patterns are almost as cute as your baby!

Best of all, the whole dang thing is washable.

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Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether

We can’t get over how adorable this training toothbrush and teether is. A true two-for-one, the banana teether will familiarize your baby with the concept of brushing teeth, and it’ll serve as a soothing teether in the process. This one is best for babies under a year old.

It's easy to clean, too — you can just pop it right into the dishwasher.

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Not-Too-Cold-to-Hold Baby Teether

What parents love the most about the Frida Baby teether isn't just that it's a super-effective freezable teether that won't freeze baby's hands thanks to the holder, they love that the holder is easy to clean, and doesn't get disgusting after a few uses. It comes with two inserts so that one is always ready to go.

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Silicone Baby Teether

I am a huge fan of the Comotomo line of products, and their teether is one of my favorites. There's something about the shape that really draws baby to it. It's easy for them to hold, and the textured nubbins off the handle seem to really help babies soothe themselves.

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Teething Toys

The Smily Mia teethers are newer to the market, but they're really taking off. They are one of the most popular thanks to the style of the handle that lets babies really get a grip on the teether. And the arms, legs, and in this case, antlers, are all textured, medical-grade silicone designed to ease the pain of teething.

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Silicone Baby Teether Toy

This was one of my kids' favorite teethers. It acts a bit like a pacifier and a baby teether at the same time, but the nipple is firm and covered in this raspberry-like texture that babies adore. Even the pacifier guard is textured in a way that if the baby chews on it, it's going to help them find relief.

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Get-A-Grip BabyTeether

The Get a Grip teether by Frida Baby is a wonderful choice for babies teething on the earlier side who might need to grab things just a little bit harder, and need a bit more to hold onto. The silicone teether has textured and smooth areas to give babies the most options for pain relief.

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Peapod Teether and Training Toothbrush

We love a multipurpose product. This teether from Dr. Browns isn't just a teether, it's also a beginner toothbrush. It shows babies how to get used to holding the brush, and what to do with it in general all while making them more comfortable during the teething process.

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Hollow Teether Tube with Safety Shield

My nephew adores this teether to the point where when you take one away so it can be cleaned, you'd better have one ready to exchange it with unless you want an all-out war. They are long, silicone tubes with textured ends and a grippable center that really lets babies find the right way to chew. Pack a few in your bag and you're ready to fly.

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Silicone Teether Combo

Shove these teethers in the freezer for maximum pain relief. They get really cold, and it is easy to see why babies would love the way they feel. Oddly, the edges that are a bit more "sharp" seem to be the most popular part of these high-quality teethers from Haakaa.

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360° Baby Toothbrush with Suction Base

This BPA-, PVC-, and phthalate-free teether is a hit among parents. It has multiple surface-area textures, which babies adore, along with an easy-to-hold handle that can be easily affixed to a high-chair tray.

It gets them ready to use a traditional toothbrush while, at the same time, really soothing and stimulating their gums.

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Bite and Brush Teether

Come close so we can let you in on a little secret: While your baby is chewing on what he thinks is just another toy, this teether's small silicone bristles are cleaning his teeth at the same time.

While the soft bristles clean the teeth that have already popped through the gums, the same bristles ease the irritation and itch in places where teeth are still on their way. Just make sure you're cleansing and drying it thoroughly between uses, notes Wong.

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Baby Teething Starter Set

Matchstick Monkey's teething gift set includes all the essentials you need to soothe your little one's teething pain throughout the different stages of the teething journey. The set includes 1 flat face teether, 1 animal teether, and 2 silicone finger toothbrushes, all of which are made from food-grade silicone and are BPA-Free. Best of all, they’re easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and sterilizer friendly.

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Tidy 100% Organic Cotton Dish Cloths (Set of 3)

We know what you’re thinking: “A dishtowel?” Yes, reader, a dishtowel.

Dr. Wong tells us that “one of the best items that parents report having luck with in our practice is a clean, damp dishtowel straight out of the freezer. You can put their (clean) finger in it, and the child can chew, and the parent can massage at the same time.”

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