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  • Writer's pictureDr. Fatimah Khan, M.D.


Updated: Apr 19, 2021

When do babies start teething?

There's a wide range of normal in terms of when teething in babies starts. That’s because the moment those first tiny pearly whites make their appearance can vary quite a bit from baby to baby.

Most babies get their first tooth around 6 months old, with teething symptoms preceding its appearance by as much as two or three months.

However, some infants' first teeth erupt as early as 3 or 4 months old, while others don't get their first tooth until around or after their first birthday.

How to choose the right teether for your baby?

Many gel teethers are unfortunately contained with harmful chemicals and plastics, making it unhealthy for babies to teeth on. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends avoiding teething rings that are made up of small beads of BPA, Lead, PVC or phthalate because the small beads in such teething rings can break up and cause choking hazard for the babies. Therefore, it is extremely important for parents to choose the right teether for their babies.

Nowadays, we are blessed with options that are more natural, and most importantly, free from chemicals, plastics, and choking hazards. The secret is to use natural wood, preferably maple wood or beech wood, which is naturally antibacterial, odorless, fine, and durable. To ensure that the teethers are free from choking hazard risks, I urge parents to find teethers that passed the CPSIA tests.

What is my professional recommendation?

That is why I highly recommend, and gave my medically support to the Walnut Tree Baby Organic Maple Montessori Wood Teething Ring for your little ones.

The wooden ring is not only handcrafted, but also very beautifully designed and very smooth. This ring is not made up of any harmful materials, like BPA, PVC, lead, or phthalate. So parents don't need to worry about any of the harmful effects on their babies' safety and health.

  • Maple trees produce one of the most durable, fine, and odorless organic wood materials in the world

  • Maple wood is one of the top three woods that have the highest deceasing rate in bacterial growth compared to plastic materials

  • Studies are showing that maple wood has natural antibacterial properties

  • The straight grain of maple wood also makes it easier to clean, and ultimately more long-lasting

  • 100% Natural and Organic

  • No Parabens compared to gel teethers

  • BPA Free, Phthalates Free, and PVC Free

  • Proudly made and sourced from North Carolina and Maine, USA


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