As your baby grows older he will face teething, a stressful stage for both baby and parent.
While cutting teeth is a pediatric milestone, the first few that erupt tend to be the most painful, especially for infants. As a result, your baby might want to bite something that will provide sweet relief from the pain. This is where teethers come into the picture.
Teethers give babies with sore gums something safe to chew on, a secure alternative to literally everything else they can bite, including you. Here is what we learned about Sophie La Giraffe.
Made by Vulli and considered a classic at this point, this teether/toy has been well trusted for over 55 years. Praised by parents, this 100% rubber giraffe is soft and squishy, making it perfect for sore gums. The toy’s pattern and squeaking sounds also help with visual and hearing stimulation, while the long chewy limbs help reach parts of the mouth that other teethers can’t. And for the long run, the giraffe can serve as a reassuring and comfortable friend to your baby as she grows up. You even get an included Sophie story that you can read to your child.
The giraffe has a perfect 5-star rating, alongside more than 11,000 positive reviews. For example, one review praises the teether for not only being soft, but for its perfect toddler-friendly size. One reviewer called it a godsend for helping ease her baby’s sore gums, while another said the giraffe is a night-time companion. The teether’s price and quality appear well regarded.
Therefore, Sophie La Giraffe is our top choice for teething babies.
Medically reviewed by Yvonne Stolworthy, MS, RN.
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