I’ve mentioned before that my children are early teethers. At nine months old, my son is working on his first molars. While the teething necklace I mentioned is doing its job, and the drooling is kept to a minimum, I know my son needs some extra help with these particular teeth. He is currently using my shoulders (and arms and fingers and toes) as teething toys and it is just not working (for me).
We have a couple teething rings that his sisters used, but they do not get past his front gums/teeth. Never mind that they are pink, which I keep telling my husband is just a colour. Your boy likes colours. Pink is the new black, my dear. That is when I discovered the Teethifier (which is yellow, in case you were wondering).
The Teethifier “is uniquely designed to easily glide over the front incisors, slide past the bicuspids and reach the rear molars, the most painful teeth in a child’s dental development.” It combines a standard pacifier shield with a specially engineered teether. Besides his sisters’ Polly Pockets, I don’t think any of my son’s toys reach back to his molar area. The Teethifier is made out of 100 percent silicone and is completely BPA-, lead-, and phthalate-free. It is also marketed as a great transitional device, to wean a child from his or her pacifier.
The Teethifier, $7, is available online from toysrus.ca.
Jen Wilson is a married mother of three super-awesome children—two girls and a boy—who range in age from 0-10. She enjoys photography, organizing, reading, TV, and sarcasm. She drinks her coffee black and dreams of one day owning a dishwasher. You can also find her on her blog, Hey Mrs. Wilson, where she has been writing about life in Saskatchewan since 2004.