Multi-Sensory Silicone Teether
Soft, lightweight and easy for little fingers to hold, the Lifefactory Silicone Baby Teether is a safe, developmentally appropriate first toy that will soothe sore gums and entertain your baby.Offer your baby a safe way to self-sooth and develop oral motor skills with Multi-Sensory Silicone Teethers from Lifefactory. Made in the USA of medical grade silicone, Lifefactory teethers are BPA/BPS-free and phthalate-free. Designed by a Pediatric Feeding Specialist to develop oral motor skills, the teethers are detailed with various ribs and nubs for your baby to explore. Soft and lightweight, the rings are easy for little fingers to hold. The rings can also be worn as bracelets for easy transport by mobile moms. The silicone rings can be refrigerated for cool soothing to sore gums. For easy care, the teethers are dishwasher safe.I like these. Well, I wanted to like them and I wanted my son to like them because they are the only silicone teethers I could find that were actually made in USA. I just don't trust anything from China that my baby will be putting in his mouth. However, my son never liked these because they are round and it wasn't easy for him to put in his mouth and actually chew. He prefers the end of silicone spoons and random wooden teethers because they had smaller ends that he could actually fit in his mouth and chew on. So, after several months of sitting on the shelf, my husband used a sharp knife to cut one of these, so it has two open ends that my son can chew on. He loves them now! I wish they made these in different shapes for that very reason.Teething is the process by which an infant's first teeth (the deciduous teeth, often called "baby teeth" or "milk teeth") sequentially appear by emerging through the gums, typically arriving in pairs. The mandibular central incisors are the first primary teeth to erupt, usually between 6 and 10 months of age. It can take several years for all 20 teeth to complete the tooth eruption. Though the process of teething is sometimes referred to as "cutting teeth", when teeth emerge through the gums they do not cut through the flesh. Instead, hormones are released within the body that cause some cells in the gums to die and separate, allowing the teeth to come through.
Teething may cause a slightly elevated temperature, but not rising into the fever range of greater than 38.0 °C (100 °F). Higher temperatures during teething are due to some form of infection, such as a herpes virus, initial infection of which is extremely widespread among children of teething ag