Teething can start anywhere between 4 months and 10 months – and you’ll definitely know once it’s started! Excessive crying, red and swollen gums, crankiness, loss of appetite, flushed cheeks… Our poor little ones become subject to so much discomfort and irritation during this painful little stage of their young lives. Luckily, we’re equipped with teething rings that can do wonders to help babies’ pain and discomfort during teething.
There are plenty of baby teethers on the market, but many contain plastics, BPA and other potentially harmful chemicals that we certainly don’t want in our young one’s mouths! If you’re currently going through teething woes with your baby, we wanted to shed some light on one kind of teething ring that is both effective and safe – wooden teething rings!
Benefits of All-Natural Wooden Teething Rings
1. Chemical free and non-toxic
One of the primary benefits of opting for wooden teething rings over plastic or other popular baby teethers is the fact that wooden teethers are non-toxic and free from harmful leads, metals, BPA, chemicals or phthalates. We want our customers’ children to be as safe as possible by providing them with the safes and best products. The safety factor of these amazing wooden teething toys is a major reason why we’ve decided to stock them and why we recommend them to parents.
Wood is far more durable that plastics – which many baby teethers are made out of. This means that your wooden teething ring will far outlast any plastic or cheap teether you could purchase for your little one. The durability of these wooden teething rings makes them last longer, which in turn creates less waste from otherwise disposable products. The durability factor of these wooden teethers brings us to our next benefit – sustainability.
Most of our wooden teething rings for babies are made with beech wood. Beech wood is uniquely sustainable in that it can be grown in renewable and managed forests. This means that more wood can be grown to replace the trees that have been used and cut down. Here at Nordlife, sustainability is a HUGE factor in all of the products we carry. So, of course we have gravitated towards these amazing wooden teething rings as the best option for soothing babies’ gums!
4. Naturally antibacterial
Did you know this one? Wood actually has natural antimicrobial properties and is therefore naturally antibacterial. How cool is that?! As parents, we are constantly worried about germs around our babies so this aspect of wooden teething rings is a huge plus! Not only is it one less thing to worry about, baby teethers are constantly in babies’ mouths so this factor is especially important for a product like this one.
So now you know about the amazing benefits of option for wooden teething toys over plastic, metal or other baby teethers. Let’s take a look at some of the cute and practical wooden teethers we sell at Nordlife!
Wooden Teething Rings from Nordlife
Here at Nordlife, we understand the benefits of all-natural wooden teething rings for babies and we stock a variety of adorable and sustainable baby teethers for our beloved customers. Check them out below!
These beech wood teethers are babies’ favourites around the world as they bring a soothing relief to the little ones’ tender gums. Featuring two little natural wooden balls in the centre, this beech wood teething ring will have your little one entertained and soothed for hours! The beech wood used for creating these teethers is natural and non-toxic, so you can rest assured knowing it’s super safe for your little one and their tender gums.
This darling little teething ring is 8 cm, so your baby can easily wrap their tiny fingers around it. It also helps to develop the hand/eye coordination as your baby learns to bring the teether to their mouth.
Grey Yarn Wooden Teething Ring
These grey yarn wooden teething rings are another favourite. Featuring lovely grey yarn detail, these beech wood teethers are natural and non-toxic. Not only is the beech wood used for creating these teethers is natural and non-toxic, it also gives the teether a nice natural look that has a lovely neutral aesthetic.
This teething ring is 7 cm, so your baby can easily wrap their tiny fingers around it as it soothes their tender little gums.
How cute are our little bear wooden teethers!? These beech wood teethers bring a soothing relief to the little ones’ tender gums. This bear teether is a perfect match for the wooden bear plate as well! The beech wood used for creating these wooden teethering rings is natural and non-toxic. The teething ring is 6 cm, so your baby can easily wrap their tiny fingers around it. It also helps to develop the hand/eye coordination as your baby learns to bring the teether to her/his mouth.
Bunny Rabbit Wooden Teether
Hop hop hop! Here comes a little bunny rabbit – here to help sooth your little one’s teething woes! These beech wood teethers are babies favourites around the world as they bring a soothing relief to the little ones’ tender gums.
The beech wood used for creating these wooden teething toys is natural and non-toxic.The teething ring is 7 cm, so your baby can easily wrap their tiny fingers around it.It also helps to develop the hand/eye coordination as your baby learns to bring the teether to her/his mouth.
You can even match this adorable bunny rabbit wooden teether up with our equally cute bunny-shaped wooden kids plate! Fun fact: these cute kids wooden plates are produced from rubber wood – a tree typically grown to produce latex. Rubberwood has a dense, warm grain that is highly resistant to warping and cracking. So instead of wasting a perfect tree, it can now be used to create wonderful, new and exciting household items!
All of these amazing wooden teething rings for babies are made by a wonderful company out of Sweden called Leo & Fred…
Leo och Fred is a Swedish company run by two lovely ladies – Kristin and Amanda. Amanda and Kristin live on tiny car-free island off the west coast of Sweden called Dyrön. The little island has a permanent population of just over 250, where the largest motorised vehicles here are mopeds and everything is within walking distance. Dyrön has a welcoming atmosphere, cosy accommodation, sea views, and a sense of peace inspired by the forces of nature.
Both Amanda and Kristin absolutely everything about their tiny island – the majestic nature, the food store, the ferry… the list goes on. Most of all they love being near the sea and hope they always will be.
Like in so many other cases, the main motive for starting the business was personal need. Kristin and Amanda felt that instead of buying an endless array of brightly coloured plastic things, they would prefer something more neutral and natural looking for their kids and homes. Thus, Leo och Fred was born.
More Wooden Teethers & Toys
This sweet baby rattle is another all-natural wooden soft toy that your baby can safely play with and chew on. With a friendly little giraffe at the top, this wooden baby rattle is designed to sooth and entertain your little one. Made with beautiful embroidery and a natural maple ring, this darling rattle has a hand crafted look and is easy for the baby to hold. The small bell inside the rattle makes a little jingle that stimulates the baby’s senses. Also available in blue!
This adorable and sweet baby rattle has a friendly little peacock to sooth and entertain your little one. Made with beautiful embroidery and a natural wooden ring, this darling rattle has a hand crafted look and is easy for the baby to hold. The small bell inside the rattle makes a little jingle that stimulates the baby’s senses.
Made by Cam Cam Copenhagen, this rattle matches well with other Cam Cam nursery and baby items. The wooden rattle also comes in a lovely box, which makes it a great birthday or baby shower gift! Also available in a creme white colour.
And that’s a wrap! Hopefully we’ve shed some light on the amazing benefits of wooden teething rings. Not only are they durable and environmentally sustainable, they are also the safest bet for your baby for soothing those teething woes. Click the button below to shop all teethers and teething accessories: