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17 Best Teething Toys for Babies in 2020

Updated 10 April 2020

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Teething is difficult for both baby and parents. As the baby struggles to sleep through the night, so will the parents. As he or she cries and feels irritable and restless, so too do the parents. Babies teeth several times as different teeth come in, so it is best to always have a few trusted toys around the house. There is a huge selection of teething toys out there, but we have whittled it down to a few of the best.

1Vulli So Pure Sophie and Natural Soother

Sophie the giraffe and the natural soother are a great combo for teething babies. Sophie is soft and can be squeezed and chomped safely by curious teethers. When babies squeeze Sophie, she makes a noise, adding an interesting element to this teething toy. Both toys in the set are completely natural. This means that they are 100% natural rubber and phthalates-free.

What we love

  • Easy to grip
  • Easy to clean

We dont like this as much

  • Sophie’s color fades over time

2Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether

This unique teething toy has now become a classic. What sets it apart from the rest is its design. The vibrant colors and complex design make this a very attractive toy for teething babies. You may find yourself taking it everywhere. It’s lightweight and easy to grab and gnaw on. 

What we love

  • Vibrant and attractive
  • A classic

We dont like this as much

  • Could be a little big for really tiny hands

3Disney Baby Mickey Mouse Plush Teether Blanket

If your teething baby is having trouble sleeping, this blanket-and-teething-toy in one may be just what you need. This is a great self-soothing toy. Although it is textured and comes with plenty of things to grab and gna on, it is not too vibrant. In other words, it won’t rile your baby up. Instead, it will help him or her get to sleep as comfortable as possible during this difficult time. 

What we love

  • Very soft
  • Great for self-soothing

We dont like this as much

  • Can wear quickly if machine washed

4Buzzy Bee Multi-Textured, Soft & Soothing, Easy-Hold, Silicone Teether

This Buzzy Bee Teether will help soothe your child’s sore gums. It was designed with little hands in mind, so it is soft and light. There are so many different ways your child can gnaw on and chomp this teether. What sets it apart from others is that it can be cooled to add an extra layer of soothing when teething gets especially painful.

What we love

  • Dishwasher safe
  • 100% money back quarantee

We dont like this as much

  • The antennae could be textured

5Nuby Natural Soothing Gel for Sore Gums with Bonus Gum-EEZ Teether

Teething gels are rarely effective and many can be unsafe. Nuby Soothing Gel is completely natural, safe, and effective. It can be swallowed and will not expose your child to harmful chemicals as it is benzocaine, belladonna, BPA, and paraben-free. It comes with a one-of-a-kind teether with a comforting textured design.

What we love

  • Completely safe but effective
  • Can be used any time, during day and night

We dont like this as much

  • The teether could be larger

6 The First Years Stars Water Filled Teether

We come back to this classic design time and time again and the reason why is simple: it works. This versatile toy can be chilled to provide an added layer of soothing to your child. It is soft and filled with water. There are little vibrant little toys inside of the teether that move when it is squeezed. We recommend purchasing two teethers so that you can always have one chilling in the freezer when pain gets particularly intense.

What we love

  • It is soft and interactive
  • Classic design

We dont like this as much

  • The colors could be brighter

7NEPAK Teething Mitten

The first thing that really leaped out at us about this toy is that baby can never drop it on the ground! This is a great teething mitten for when you’re on the go and worried about not having anywhere to wash a toy if it falls on the ground. It’s also great for when you’re in the car alone and want to make sure your baby can have something soothing.

What we love

  • The mittens make a crinkle sound
  • Food-grade silicone and BPA-free

We dont like this as much

  • The mittens could be a bit longer for larger hands

8BPA Free Silicone Teether Chew Egg

This delicious-looking toy is actually tasteless and perfectly textured to soothe aching gums and protruding teeth. What we liked about this toy is that it comes with a strong and durable clamp, which is great when you’re on the go. Silica gel beads line the strong tope it’s attached to, adding an interesting element to the toy. It is very durable and does not present a choking hazard.  

What we love

  • BPA-free
  • Durable with an interesting texture

We dont like this as much

  • The clip could be easier to attach to clothing

9Silicone Baby Teething Toys Five-Pack

This set features such a great variety of textures, shapes and colors, making it perfect to get if you don’t already have too many teethers. This set is a great way to explore the sort of teethers your child prefers and can inform your future decisions. Each toy is perfectly designed with small hands in mind. There’s something for all teething babies inside.

What we love

  • Safe to use and BPA-free
  • Perfect for small hands

We dont like this as much

  • Bigger babies may find these toys too small

10O Ball Flexi Loops Teething Toy

This O Ball teething set gives your child plenty of options. It features an array of shapes, colors, textures, levels of malleability and softness and hardness. It is perfect for stimulating your child and relieving their sore gums at the same time. They are very durable.

What we love

  • Such a great variety of toys
  • Almost impossible to destroy

We dont like this as much

  • Could be a little softer

11 Baby Banana - Yellow Banana Toothbrush, Training Teether

This flexible, textured toy, soothes and massages teeth and gums while getting your baby to start brushing their teeth early. It is very easy to hold and comes in a wide variety of vibrant colors. What we particularly liked about this toy is its design, which inherently prevents choking. It is BPA, latex and phthalate-free, making it completely safe to use by all children. It is very easy to keep clean and can go in the dishwasher.

What we love

  • BPA, latex, phthalate-free
  • Dishwasher safe

We dont like this as much

  • The rubber bristles wear out over time

12Baby Teething Toys for Newborn Infants

This Sperric teether set is another one we recommend for parents with children who are just starting to teeth. You may not have many teethers yet and this is a perfect set to start exploring with. The many different shapes and textures make it easy to figure out what your child prefers. These toys are soothing and easy on the gums, while also being very vibrant and attractive.

What we love

  • Can be frozen for additional layer of relief
  • BPA-free and safe

We dont like this as much

  • A bit tricky for smaller hands to grip

13 Cute, Easy to Hold, Soft and Highly Effective Elephant Teether

If your child prefers ergonomic teethers, this will quickly become his or her go-to. It was designed with little hands and mouths in mind, so it is perfectly shaped with many different textures. Your child can grip and chew and chomp away until their teeth feel better. The complexity of the toy will ensure they do not lose interest.

What we love

  • Zero choking hazard
  • 100% food-grade teething silicone

We dont like this as much

  • Could be easier to wash out

14Bright Starts Snuggle & Teethe Toy

The Snuggle & Teethe safari-themed plush toys are unique because they are made from a combination of different soft fabrics, have areas for crinkling and listening to sounds and have teethers for feet. They will soothe your child and give them something else to do as they chomp and gnaw to get their mind off the pain.

What we love

  • Fun and make children feel better
  • Very unique

We dont like this as much

  • The plush could be a little bigger

15Nuby IcyBite Soother Ring Teether

We love the classic teether shape of the IcyBite Teether Ring by Nuby. It was designed to help teeth come out more quickly. With this toy, as your child is chewing and soothing, they are also helping shorten the teething process. It comes in a range of attractive and vibrant colors and can be cooled for additional comfort. This is thanks to the non-toxic purICE technology, which stays cooler for longer than other teethers.

What we love

  • Stays cooler for longer than other teethers
  • BPA-free

We dont like this as much

  • It would be better if colors were consistent

16Cactus Baby Teething Toys Toothbrush

Bright colors encourage development in teething babies, which is what makes this teether so great. It is bright and attractive and teaches kids to love brushing their teeth. Safety comes first for this toy, which was created by a mom frustrated by the options available for teethers. The teether is choking-proof, the perfect size, easy to grip and BPF-free and FDA and CE certified.

What we love

  • Multiple textures
  • Easy to grip

We dont like this as much

  • The rubber bristles aren’t 100% effective for brushing teeth

17Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys

The Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys are wonderfully designed. What we like most about them is that each key has two different textured surfaces. This Nuby toy is also filled with nontoxic purICE gel, which allows it to stay cool and comforting for a long time.

What we love

  • Multiple teething surfaces on each key
  • Stays cool for longer

We dont like this as much

  • The soothers are better when separated from the ring

Buying Teethings Toys for Your Baby

We have taken the guesswork out of finding the right teething toy for your child. If your child is just starting to teeth, we suggest getting one of the sets with multiple toys. This way, you can let him or her explore and figure out what they like best.