Would You Give Your Baby A Teether?

@eihdra (3116)
Philippines
May 23, 2008 7:18am CST
Would give your baby a teether to soothe his itchy gums and new tooth? Some say that teethers somehow are responsible for choking incidents and crooked teeth. I personally use a soft cloth for my baby to chew on and I put soothing gel in the gums to ease the pain.. What did you give to your baby?
4 responses
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 May 08
My kids were both given teethers, but neither of them really liked them. They went more for the ora-gel on the gums.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
24 May 08
yeah, that's what I'm applying recently..thanks..
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
23 May 08
Babies are going to chew on anything anyway while they're teething, so why not give them a teether? They are made in sizes that are too big for a baby to choke on. Once the teeth are through the skin, they no longer need the teether. I'd think that the only way a teether could cause crooked teeth is if you let them chew on them long after the teeth are in, but even then they'd have to be really chewing on them most of the day to get crooked teeth.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
24 May 08
thanks for the response..will consider that..
• United States
24 Jun 08
I can't remember what we gave ours. She did not like her chewy teether. I think she chewed on her doll. That was her choice, not mine. Then last month just before she lost her first baby tooth she started "teething" on stuff too. She never once mentioned that her teeth hurt. Just one morning she woke up and her first baby tooth was gone!
@only1shi (405)
• United States
24 Jun 08
my daughter will chew on anything from a teething ring, to her clothes, to my clothes to the coffee table. anything that soothes her at that moment is what she wants to chew on. in the tub, i give her a clean washcloth to chew on. she absolutely hated baby orajel- it actually made her spit up.