Why Teething Pacifier? Help Your Baby Overcome Teething Symptoms

Around 6 months but as early as 3 months, your baby may exhibit teething symptoms like extra chewing, drooling, biting, refusing to eat and, of course, pain and crying. These are a clear indication that he or she is teething. When it happens, you should consider using a teething pacifier as it may help your baby deal with the symptoms, especially with the pain. 

It Can Make a Difference! 

Regular pacifiers won’t damage a baby’s teeth at early stages (When the baby grows up, it’s a different story), but they are not ideal to mitigate teething symptoms. A teething pacifier, designed especially for babies who have started teething, can make a world of difference, since it 

  • helps ease the pain of teething by massaging the gums. 
  • gives the baby something safe to chew. 

Research has shown that chewing enabled by a proper pacifier promotes tooth eruption. 

The Main Types of Teething Pacifiers on the Market 

A teething pacifier, unlike a sucking pacifier for a newborn, is especially designed for chewing. It come in a wide variety of materials and designs, depending on how far along your baby’s teeth are. 

Binkies: look like regular pacifiers but with textured parts for chewing. 

Pros: 

  • babies can suck and chew them 
  • work like a regular binky 

Cons: 

  • might get chewed up once teeth come out, so must be replace with something stronger 

Chewing rings: Soft, rubber or silicone rings babies can hold and chew 

Pros: 

  • can be picked up and held 
  • may be frozen to help numb sore gums 
  • can be used when teeth erupt 

Cons: 

  • may bother the baby if it’s too cold. 
  • need to be replaced when the baby’s front teeth come out. 

Toy teethers: A toy with no hard edges, meant for chewing, coming in many shapes and sizes. 

Pros: 

  • come in a variety of materials 
  • are a real toy 
  • can be used for molars 
  • can be used after front teeth appear 

Cons: 

  • Toy teethers are usually for later stages of teething.