We’ve just started experiencing the joys of teething in our house, so I’m always on the lookout for remedies. I’m trying not to buy any plastic (and anyway our little one rejected the emergency one I got from the chemist), so I’ve been searching for alternatives.
I’ve already flagged up Little Sapling Toys’ wooden Songbird Teether (left), $12. I love it because it’s the perfect size for tiny hands, although ours met a premature end at the hands (or rather in the mouth of) our pup. So I returned to Etsy for a replacement and while I was there I discovered EcoAyris’s Martini Rattle and Teether (right), $17 – I’m obviously not in favour of encouraging cocktail dependency, but how fabulous is this?
We were lucky enough to be given a Sophie La Girafe as a gift. Over 600,000 of these natural rubber animals are sold each year in France and it’s been a great success – the bumpy ears and spine seem to provide relief for sore little gums. Well worth shelling out Â£12.99 for.
Many parents swear by chilled carrots as teethers but, as my little one’s not on solids yet, I’ll be sticking to Under the Nile’s organic cotton carrot, Â£6.99. However, I think my favourite fabric find is Dress Me Up’s Organic Teething Bonbon, $13.95, plus shipping. Made from organic cotton and stuffed with lambswool, you can soak the knots in cool, boiled water and pop them in the freezer for added comfort. They come on a really funky card, so would make a fantastic present.