The pain of watching a baby go through teething is an experience that most new parents are not prepared for. It is heart-wrenching to see your little angel crying and in severe discomfort just because their first set of gnashers is growing in.
As a family business that caters to mums and babies, we are always looking for ways to make the teething process easier for both parents and the little ones.
In this article, we will share some of our tips to help you navigate your baby’s teething journey, as well as answer the question, ‘what stone is good for baby teething?’
How do you know when a baby is teething?
Teething is the process where a baby’s first teeth come through their gum line.
Usually, babies begin teething around the age of 6 months. In some cases, babies are born with their first tooth; while others start teething as early as 3 months old.
Look out for these signs, which indicate that your baby has started teething:
- Baby’s gums are sore, tender and red, where the tooth is coming through
- Baby has a mild temperature of less than 38C
- Baby has one flushed cheek
- Baby has a rash on their face
- Baby keeps bringing their hands to their mouth
- Baby is rubbing their cheeks or ear
- Baby is dribbling and drooling more than usual
- Baby is sucking, gnawing and chewing on things a lot
- Baby is not sleeping very well
- Baby is more fretful than usual
- Baby has a decreased appetite
- Baby has a runny nose
If you have any concerns about your baby’s health while they are teething, or any other symptoms are present, such as fever, make a doctor’s appointment, or use the NHS 111 service.
When do babies stop teething?
Baby teeth are temporary, as they will eventually fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth.
The teething process should end by the time the child reaches their third birthday. This is usually at around 25 to 33 months, which is when they should have all 20 baby teeth.
Your child’s first set of molars will come in when they reach 6 to 7 years old, while the second set comes in at around 12 or 13 years old.
How do teething toys help babies?
Teething toys are rattles, rings, bracelets, or necklaces that are designed to alleviate a baby’s teething pain.
The baby sucks and chews on the teething toy, which provides comfort and relief for the baby’s inflamed gums, during the painful process of teething.
Teething jewellery is not just a chewing aid for your baby: they are also an excellent distraction tool! Simply wave the teether in front of your baby’s eyes, and they will become focused on the colours, movement and noise, which will help them become less wriggly and irritable during breastfeeding or feeding.
What stone is good for baby teething?
So, what stone is good for baby teething?
Okay, so silicone is not a stone, but it is an excellent material to make baby teething toys.
Silicone comes in various forms, including rubber, resin, and oil, so it is present in things like adhesives, medical applications and cookware.
Silicone is regarded as one of the safest materials to use for baby products because it is heat-resistant, easy to clean, and highly reusable. It is commonly used to make baby bottles, bibs, dummies, and baby spoons and plates.
It is a great alternative to plastic, which may contain neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants.
Teething toys made from silicone are easy for babies to grip and soft enough that they won’t hurt the baby if they accidentally drop it on their face.
Chewing on a silicone teething toy will soothe a baby’s sensitive, aching gums. You can place the teether to chill in the fridge before giving it to your baby, as the cold sensation will provide extra relief for their sore, inflamed gums.
Amber is a gemstone of a honey-brown colour. A lightweight stone with natural beauty, it is formed from resin exuded from tree bark.
Amber has been used as a natural remedy for pain since Roman times, as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. The stone is worn in jewellery, due to the belief that wearing amber against the skin helps provide relief from pain, improves circulation, and boosts vitality.
That is why some teething bracelets and necklaces are made using amber stones because the gemstone is thought to provide calmness from ailments and promote healing.
- Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is a pink mineral quartz, commonly associated with love, compassion, femininity and gentleness. Ancient Egyptians used Rose Quartz beads, amulets and talismans because they believed it could prevent aging.
The stone is mined all over the world. It forms from magma in very high temperatures.
Some teething jewellery pieces are made with Rose Quartz stones, because it is believed to act as a natural sedative, bringing calming, gentle energy and relieving pain or stress.
Where can I buy teething accessories for my baby?
At Mama Jewels, we sell high-quality Teething Accessories, which both you and your little angel will benefit from.
Our Teething Jewellery minimises the discomfort that normally comes with tooth eruption. Made from CE-approved non-toxic silicone elements that are food-grade and BPA-free, and strength-tested, our chewing aids are safe for those tiny hands and easy to keep hygienically clean.
We also offer Baby Teething Toys and Baby Teething Gift sets, which make the perfect present for the little one. Teething toys can be put in the fridge to help soothe swollen and sore gums, while your baby chomps on them.
We understand that it’s not only mums who enjoy wearing jewellery, so we also sell baby-proof Jewellery for New Dads!
Read on to discover some of the Teething Accessories that we offer:
Use this bracelet to calm your little one down if they are fussy or irritable because chewing on it will soothe their sore gums and put their mind at ease. It also looks elegant on the wrist!
Our gorgeous Teething Necklaces come in a range of colours and designs. Every necklace is washable, non-toxic and strength tested, guaranteed not to break!
These pretty necklaces make a great fiddle toy for a baby to play with when feeding. But mums love the chewability factor of our necklaces, as they are safe for babies to chew on during the restless period of teething.
The Teething Necklaces are also a lovely, baby-proof accessory for mum to wear and create a little pick me up at times when life is all about baby!
We offer a variety of delightful teething toys, in fun shapes and colours.
Let your little prince or princess sink their teeth into one of these adorable toys, to provide soothing relief to their aching gums.
If you opt for our Teething Toy Personalised Rattle, you can even inscribe it with your baby’s name and birthdate, for a fun, personal touch!
Looking to surprise a mum-to-be or a new mother with a lovely gift hamper?
Then, why not choose one of our Teething Jewellery Gift Sets?
In these gift hampers, a teething necklace and teething toy are included, as is a cotton dribble bib- all matching in your chosen colour and wrapped beautifully in a gift box. Now, that’s a sweet present which is sure to put a smile on any mum’s face!
Is teething jewellery safe?
At Mama Jewels, our teething accessories meet EU product safety requirements. We carefully check all our products to guarantee that they are free from toxic materials and chemicals like BPA, PVC and phthalates. Our jewellery doesn’t contain any heavy metals, lead or cadmium.
Always supervise your baby for the entire time they use a teething product. Additionally, never put a teething necklace around a baby’s neck: it should be worn by an adult instead.
Our teething jewellery is designed to be chewable, so it meets your child’s teething needs. From the age of 3 months, children start grabbing items within reach and chewing on them. They like placing objects inside their mouths because it allows them to explore the world around them, while it also introduces them to new germs, which helps them build their immune system.
Contact us if you wish to learn more about our teething accessories.
About Mama Jewels
Mama Jewels is an independent gift box company, selling planet-friendly artisan gifts, to help make the transition to motherhood easier and more comfortable for pregnant mums and new mums.
All of our products are pregnancy-safe, vegan-friendly, and sustainably sourced.
For more inspiration about baby teething and gift hampers, click here to read our articles on:
- What Month Do Babies Stop Teething?
- What Is A Teething Bracelet?
- What Is A Teething Necklace?
- What Do Teething Toys Do?
- How To Clean Teething Toys
- Must Have Gifts For a New Mum
- Gifts To Include in A Baby Hamper
We hope we have answered the question, ‘what stone is good for baby teething?’