The 8 Best Baby Teethers of 2021

Soothe your tot's sore gums

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Teething is rough on babies and parents alike. It’s hard to watch your little one cry and wince in discomfort knowing there is nothing you can do to make the process go any faster. While you can’t make their teeth magically come in, you can at least help soothe the pain as they make their way out. Every baby, and teether, is a little different, but you’re bound to find one on this list that will help your babe get through the teething process a little more comfortably.

We've rounded up the best baby teethers that are designed for little ones with budding biters.

Our Top Picks
Gives baby's gums soothing relief with this super soft and squeaky adorable giraffe that is made of BPA-free food-grade rubber.
An affordable option that's perfect for babies who like to gnaw on fingers, this circular teether is great to clip onto strollers.
Pop these icy key teethers into the refrigerator to give your sweetie some cooling gum relief when they need it the most.
This cute little banana brush is perfect for babies with new teeth that need to be cleaned while they soothe their achy gums.
Part style and part teether, this hanging food-grade silicone option is perfect for the mom on the go.
For new snackers, these mesh feeders will allow them to safely munch on fruits and veggies while soothing their gums.
Your sweetie can gnaw on their tiny fingers without harming their skin with these crinkly, massaging munch mitt.
Limit the plastic products in your home with this sustainably sourced beech wood rattle and teether combo.

Best Overall: Sophie La Girafe Teething Toy

sophie-girafee

Perhaps one of the most popular teething toys out there, Sophie, gives babies the gum relief they need. Made of BPA-free latex rubber with food grade safe paint, this toy squeaks to get your child's attention and they'll happily sink their teeth (or gums) into Sophie's feet, head, or neck. Sophie is suited for babies from newborn to a year old, though some admit the size is quite large for those under 6 months old so it may be better suited for older babies. 

One thing to note with Sophie is that when you clean it water gets in the squeaky hole and getting the inside dry can pose a challenge. Many people have reported black mold growing inside the toy. To keep mold away, wipe Sophie down with a wet cloth with a mild soap, wipe clean and let dry. Do not submerge Sophie. 

Best Budget: Comotomo Silicone Baby Teether

If you're looking for an affordable option that does the job this BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free model from Comotomo checks all the boxes. Small babies can grab on to multiple points for a sure grip while they'll also be able to chew their way around this without gagging (the "legs" are too short to cause choking). For babies that like to chew on their parent or their fingers, they'll get a similar experience with the size and round shape of the "legs". When it comes time to clean and or sterilize it, you can place this in microwaves, boiling water, dishwashers and sterilizers to ensure a thorough cleaning. 

At a reasonable price, it might be wise to buy a few of these to have one in your diaper bag, in the babies room and beyond so you are always prepared. 

Best Cooling: Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys

Keeping a teether in the fridge when you have a baby is a parenting must. This gel teether from Nuby provides icy relief in a fun key form, so not only will your baby like to munch on this, but they'll also want to touch and feel this in their hands. Designed for ages 3 months and up, this teether is only advised to be put in the refrigerator (not freezer). It's BPA-free and has bright, fun colors that help aid in eye coordination as well. 

Best Multipurpose: Baby Banana Yellow Banana Toothbrush

Once a baby's teeth erupt it is now time to start thinking about keeping them clean. This silicone training toothbrush and teether helps massage and clean your little one's teeth in a quirky shape. The open part of the banana has massaging bristles to help clean and relieve their gums, the peel part prevents them from choking while also giving them a place to grip on. This teether can be cleaned in the dishwasher and is also freezer-safe if you wanted to offer extra relief. This model is recommended for children 3 to 12 months with a bigger model suited for one-year-olds and older. 

Over 6,000 customers have purchased this product and rave about its affordable price and the relief it has given their baby. Customers love the small size that allows baby to get into all crevices of the mouth without it being a safety hazard. 

Best Necklace: Lofca Silicone Teething Necklace

You've got enough on your plate to remember, so when you are on the go, remembering to bring a teether might not be your first priority. With a teething necklace, you'll not only remember to accessorize your own look but you'll also have a handy "snack" for the baby to chew on while you go about your day. Plus, since this is around your neck, you won't have to worry about it dropping on the floor (which they all do!). 

This model is made of 100 percent food-grade silicone and comes in two different colors to suit your style. When it comes time to clean this, just throw it in the top rack of the dishwasher and you are good to go. One note of caution, never leave your baby unattended with this necklace for fear of strangulation. 

Best Feeder: Boon Pulp Silicone Feeder 2-pack

Boon Pulp Silicone Feeder 2-pack

Silicone feeders serve two purposes; they help teach a baby how to chew and mash food in their mouth and when a chilled food is added it will provide soothing relief to tired and achy gums while they munch away on there favorite fruit, vegetable, and more. 

This silicone feeder is BPA-free and is much easier to clean (top-rack dishwasher safe) than popular mesh feeders on the market where food gets stuck in the "netting". The long handle makes it easy for your little one to grab hold of while the fun colors keep them interested. Recommended for children 6 to 12 months, your child will love the relief this provides along with the full belly. 

Best Mitt: Malarkey Kids Munch Mitt

Malarkey Kids Munch Mitt

When it seems like your baby is non-stop gnawing, a mitt might give them extra comfort that they keep "on-hand". This mitt goes onto their hand with velcro and allows baby to chew on their own fingers with the added massaging sensation of the built-in pearls. The mitt also makes a crinkle sound which will help develop their sensory experience even more. The mitt is machine washable too! 

Best Wooden: HABA Kringelring Wooden Clutching Toy Rattle with Plastic Rings

The German toy company HABA takes a unique approach to teething relief with this wooden option. Between a rattle and a te ether, this option is a great buy for any parent who doesn't want a lot of plastic at home. Baby will learn to clutch onto this and eventually bring it to their mouth once they get curious. The water-based stains penetrate deep into the wood and the product is covered in a protective coating so you won't have to worry about the color flaking off.

To keep it clean and free of lint and debris, simply wipe it down with diluted vinegar.

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