Remember when I said something happens when you become a parent and you sometimes turn a problem into an original invention in my Dear Ena Handmade review post? Well one of my other friends and her hubby came up with this Veggie Toothbrush Teether! When she first announced it on Facebook, I got super excited because Lily is crazy teething — her bottom teeth are finally cutting through! — and ordered one to try right away through Amazon.
It arrived a couple days later, and as soon as I gave it to Lily (after washing, of course) she immediately loved it!! I was pleasantly surprised at how soft the silicone is, and it’s just the perfect size for tiny baby hands! Lily’s able to grip it with one hand and easily transfer it to the other. And on top of that, because of the shape of the teether, Lily can hold it in different ways when she gets bored and she’s less likely to drop it, unlike other teethers she’s used in the past.
She actually chews on the bristles (which are also super soft) that are on one end of the teether, and she sometimes flips over to the other end to chew on the “pepper” stem. I can’t get over how well designed it is! You can even see in my photos how well Lily is able to hold it, too. The vibrant red of the pepper also helps Lily find it easily when she’s in her car seat.
PS. Lily is 8 months old here.
I got to ask my brilliant friend, Michelle, more about this teether – here’s what she said:
How did you come up with the Veggie Toothbrush Teether aka what’s the story behind it?
Our baby Preston was teething at the time and all he wanted to do was chew on our toothbrushes! (Gross… I know) so my vegetarian husband and myself thought, “Why not create a vegetable toothbrush Teether for him?” And here we are now…
Is it only available on Amazon.ca?
Yes, at this time they are only available on Amazon.ca
Do I need to boil this first to sanitize it?
I do recommend boiling to sanitize anything you decide to put into your baby’s mouth. 🙂
Will you be coming out with more/different veggies?
That is in our future plans!
And you guys, guess what? It’s developed by a paediatric dentist mom so I think that makes this double-times SO COOL. Don’t you?! You can rest assured that these teethers have been carefully and professionally developed with your precious baby’s gums in mind. Honestly, I feel great being able to offer this teether to her because now that she actually has teeth, it’s like a mini introduction to brushing! It’s also a mini introduction to real veggies! ;D
Much like everything else we moms concern ourselves with, I’m always making sure that anything that reaches Lily’s mouth that she could potentially ingest is 100% safe. Thankfully, these teethers are just that – free of BPA, Lead, and Phthalate. They can also be safely thrown into the dishwasher or freezer.
They’re currently selling on Amazon for $9.97 and it’s well worth the price. When she starts to get fussy, I give this to her and she instantly calms down. The only thing I wish it had was some thing or some way to attach this to her clothes or necklace so that it’s always within her reach. Lily’s currently at that phase where she drops things just to see what happens haha! So I’ll probably be ordering more in case we lose this one!
If you’ve got any more questions for her, feel free to drop a line below or contact her directly!