Few things bring on more tears—for babes and parents alike—than a teething baby! Fear not, we’ve rounded up more than 20 top baby teething toys. From classic designs to teethers with innovative features, find the perfect teething toy to soothe those aching gums.
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Oli & Carol Veggie Teethers Gift Set
Start 'em young with eating their veggies! This set contains teethers shaped like broccoli, kale, a radish, mushroom and carrot. They're made from natural rubber, are easy to grip and have a variety of shapes and texture to soothe sore gums. With every Oli & Carol toy purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes to help fund the education of underprivileged kids in India.
MORI Wooden Star, Heart & Cloud Teethers
We love these beech wood teethers from MORI's Playtime collection. The hole in the middle gives little hands something to hold on to, and the sustainable wood has soft edges so it's comfortable to grab and gnaw.
Available at us.babymori.com, $14 each.
Fridababy Not-too-Cold-to-Hold Teether
If your little one likes chilled teethers in their mouth but not in their hands, you'll love this clever new teether. Freeze the silicone inserts and then pop them into the room-temperature silicone handle. The handle is also silicone, so it's ripe for chewing too. Two inserts means you'll always have one chilling, and the inserts have unique shapes to target different teeth, from incisors and canines to molars. The two inserts have four different textures to massage both front and back teeth for customized comfort.
Available at amazon.com, $9.99.
Infantino Stainless Steel Teethers
Chill the stainless steel part of this teether quickly under cold water or in the fridge for a gum-soothing treat. The easy-to-hold handle is made from silicone and has three brightly colored disks for baby to explore and play with. The disks make a clacking sound, so there's lots to entertain and distract a child from teething pain.
Available at infantino.com, $5.99.
Perry Mackin Soft Silicone Baby Teether
The cute fruit teethers from Perry Mackin are easy for little hands to grip and stand upright to keep the chewing surface clean. There are textures on the fruit and bottom of the teether, for added comfort on sore gums. Suitable for babies starting at 5 months, these silicone teethers are dishwasher-safe and free of BPA, PVC and phthalates. They come with a carrying case and in three fruit shapes: watermelon, grape and strawberry.
Available at perrymackin.com, $9.99.
The Evolved Parent Co. ChewBox
An awesome baby-shower gift, the ChewBox from The Evolved Parent Co. features six supercute teethers in a variety of textures and colors, with shapes that little hands can hold. These soft, BPA-free teethers are made from food-grade silicone and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Also comes in fruit shapes.
Available at evolvedparentco.com, $14.99 for a set of six.
Loulou LOLLIPOP Lemon Silicone Teether
When teething pain strikes, you’ll turn lemons into lemonade with this adorable teether. The lemon face has a variety of textures for your child to touch and gnaw on, and the back is filled with gum-soothing nubs. Pop this food-grade-silicone teether in the fridge for added pain relief.
Available at louloulollipop.com, $14.
More Toothsome Baby Teethers We Love
Vulli Sophie the Giraffe
Imported from France, Sophie the Giraffe (above) is the iconic teether that has been adored by generations of parents and babies around the world. She’s made from natural rubber and food paint with lots of gripping and chewing surfaces, plus a fun squeaker.
Available at amazon.com, $23.72.
Baby Banana Infant Toothbrush
This two-in-one teether and toothbrush is shaped like a yummy banana and is dishwasher safe. This award winner has “peel” handles and thick bristles for soothing gums or brushing teeth.
Available at baby-banana.com, $8.95.
Nuby IcyBite Keys Teether
No teething list would be complete without a classic ring-shaped one! With a variety of textured surfaces and cooling gel tips, baby will never lack for a soothing chewing sensation.
Available at nuby.com, $4.99.
Comotomo Silicone Baby Teether
Inspired by babies themselves, the four silicone prongs of the Comotomo teether (above) mimic those oh-so-chewable fingers! It’s safe in a microwave, boiling water, dishwashers and sterilizers for many cleaning options.
Available at amazon.com, $6.80.
The soft bunny “ears” of this uniquely shaped teether reach baby’s back molars, and the ergonomic handles are easy to grasp.
Available at zoli-inc.com, $12.
Chewbeads Baby Mulberry Teether
The ring of silicone beads is gentle on baby’s gums and perfect for little hands to grip. It can clip on a diaper bag for when you’re on the go and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Available at chewbeads.com, $16.50.
Manhattan Atom Teether Toy
This award-winning teether is sure to stimulate baby’s senses while offering relief from teething pain. Bright colors, the 12 bendy arms, and the clacking rings offer a multi-sensory experience.
Available at manhattantoy.com, $10.
Green Sprouts Cooling Teether
The classic look of this water-filled teether (above) is a throwback to your own childhood, but it’s safer than ever with silicone free from BPA and PVC and distilled water inside. Keep in the refrigerator, so it’s cool and ready to soothe.
Available at amazon.com, $3.99.
Infantino Good Bites Textured Carrot Teether
Get your tots chomping their “vegetables” with this dishwasher-safe carrot teether. The leaves act as handholds and the carrot tip is textured and soft for the ultimate chewing satisfaction.
Available at infantino.com, $4.99.
Mochi Teething Plate
Made in Japan from sustainable rice-plastic, the teething plate contains no paints or adhesives for a safe chewing experience. The thin shape and thumb hole fit nicely in little hands.
Available at peopletoy.co, $14.99.
Bright Starts Snuggle Teether
Whether your little one gets the elephant or the giraffe, they’ll love snuggling this teether toy. The feet are textured for soothing sore gums, and the body is soft with a crinkle belly for extra comfort.
Available at amazon.com, $6.47.
Loulou LOLLIPOP Bubble Silicone and Wood Teether
Your little one will look stylish holding this easy-grip teether while gnawing away. Made in Canada, the food-grade silicone offers one biting sensation, while the beech wood provides another. The wooden rings also make a satisfying rattle.
Available at louloulollipop.com, $25.
Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew
With a variety of reversible designs and adjustable sizing, the Neckerchew is one versatile teething bib. The attached teether is made of food-grade silicone and the whole bib can be machine-washed.
Available at cheeckycompersus.com, $19.99 – $21.99.
Is it a pacifier or fruit? Neither, it’s a hands-free teether! Made of medical-grade silicone with a nature-inspired texture, this berry-shaped teether soothes tender gums.
Available at myrazbaby.com, $4.99.
Malarkey Kids Munch Mitt
The Munch Mitt offers a great teething solution for babies who are too little to hold teethers on their own. It comes with a storage/washing bag that allows the mitt to be cleaned in the washing machine.
Available at malarkeykids.com, $14.99.
HABA Kringelring Clutching Toy
The beechwood beads of the Kingelring (above) are responsibly sourced from forests in Germany, and the rainbow coloring is water-based and solvent-free, making this clutching toy safe and sturdy for little teethers.
Available at habausa.com, $14.99.
Chomp ‘N Chews Teether
The unique finger-puppet design of the Chomp ‘N Chews teether can be worn directly on a finger. Choose from three colorful animal designs of a lion, elephant or butterfly.
Available at chompnchews.com, $13.99.
Toofeze Teething Ring
The stainless-steel disk surrounded by silicone offers cool comfort that can be enhanced by placing it in the refrigerator or cold water. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe and made from non-toxic, food-grade ingredients.
Available at toofeze.com, $23.
GNAW Teething Tether
Using design elements from Chinese finger traps and a one-handed clip attachment, this teether is clean comfort. It clips to any fabric and stays off the ground and within reach.
Available at tomy.com, $6.49.
Munchkins Orajel Massaging Teether Toy
A bite-activated massaging action gives your toddler relief from sore gums, while the rattling beads offer playtime fun. This is a great option for teething toddlers.
Available at munchkin.com, $9.
—Katie L. Carroll