Blog Post by Tanner Nelson

Teething can be stressful for both the infant and the caretaker at times. Between the pain and the screaming, no one can get relief! Here is a list of five products that will help the infants in your care teethe with ease. 

1. Bite and Brush 2-in-1 Teether and Toothbrush

For children three months and up, this product serves as a teether and toothbrush all in one! The soft bristles gently clean babies' gums and teeth while they chew.

2. Cool Hand Teether

Cool Hand Teethers are perfect for soothing little ones as their first teeth begin to break through. These textured teethers are hypoallergenic and nonporous, and they are filled with sterilized water for safe teething.

3. Winkel™ Owl

The Winkel™ Owl serves as both a toy and a teether for infants! Babies can hold it easily by the looped tubing, which makes it perfect for shaking and playing. For teething purposes, the Winkel™ Owl can be chilled in the refrigerator. The Winkel™ Lion is also available for purchase.

4. Teethers and Soothers Set

These five cooling teethers are perfect for teething little ones three months and up. The cold feeling of the teethers makes babies more aware of oral sensations, which encourages language development.

5. Bolli Balls (Set of 3)

This dishwasher and freezer safe ball is a great teething and sensory development tool for the children in your care. Not only is the ball perfect for teething babies, it teaches them shape exploration, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.

Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that the infants in your care should not share teething toys. Implementing quality sanitation practices, such as labeling and sterilizing, in your childcare facility is crucial.

Looking for other teething products and tips? Check our our selection of rattles and teethers for babies in the Infant and Toddler section of our website!

About the Author: Tanner Nelson is Kaplan Early Learning Company's summer marketing intern. She will be a senior this upcoming year at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Tanner is majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations and minoring in both arts entrepreneurship and psychology. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at the lake.