"I made my own rattles filling these containers with dried rice, pasta, edamame etc for different sounds and my son loves to shake and chew on them. Something quick and you most likely already have it in your possession. I like to offer variety to my child with everything"
"Once complementary foods have been introduced without adverse reactions you can offer up a cold or frozen vegetable to soothe aching gums. Celery is a natural inflammatory and mostly compromised of water so it's an excellent choice!"
"Left to his own devices, my son will chomp on his fingers like a zombie out of The Walking Dead. Anyone's hands or fingers get to close to his mouth he will bite down. I sought out to find something less bulky than traditional teethers and more shaped like his precious little finger. The Zoli Sticks more than fit the bill. Slim enough to fit and with an ingenious stopper to prevent gagging and prevent it from getting dirty when thrown (repeatedly) on the ground. Wish all toys had this feature! Easy to clean and I stash them all around the house and car."
"A legitimate and authentic necklace from Lithuania is the only way to go. The succinic acid it releases with their body heat acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. My son is much more comfortable wearing it than going without it-we only remove it for bathtime and put it around his ankle under a sock or his footie pajamas at night. We have another on backup just in case! It's wonderful not having to administer ibuprofen constantly and provide natural relief. It helps lessen their drooling too. My son never wears a bib. How many parents of a teething infant can say that?"
"This teether reaches back to molars (we aren't there yet at almost 7 months but mama likes to prepare) and its constructed like a pacifier so it can be hands free. My son has never been a fan of the pacifier but he gets the concept. Constructed of natural silicone it's easy to clean but a magnet for hair and lint so that's a downside."
"She is ubiquitous and beloved by babies and parents (and dogs!) alike because she's cute and she works! My son has been gnawing on and enjoying his squeaky Sophie since day one. I love that its all natural rubber and not a hair magnet."