Best baby pacifiers & teethers according to redditors

We found 368 Reddit comments discussing the best baby pacifiers & teethers. We ranked the 151 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/Unknown404Error · 31 pointsr/beyondthebump

Until your baby starts grabbing things and opens the safety pin and pokes themselves. But when they are super tiny and new this might be ok. I wouldn’t recommend it though.

Here’s a link to 6 clips for $7, they aren’t that pricy if you’re on a budget, and much more safe than a safety pin on a baby.

Babygoal Pacifier Clips for Boys, 6 Pack Pacifier Holder Fits Most Pacifier Styles &Teething Toys and Baby Shower Gift 6PS09

You can even just buy a bunch of clasps pretty cheap and use the yarn then:

Marrywindix 25pcs 1" Pacifier Suspender Clips, Pacifier Clips for Making Pacifier Holders Bib Clips Toy Holder Silver

u/PandoraWraith · 21 pointsr/TalesFromRetail

There is a set of teething keys that have gel in them. On the package it says do not freeze, sanitize (boil), or put them in the dishwasher. There are several Amazon reviews bitching about how they exploded after being put in the freezer.

Edit: Amazon link, sort by 1 star. The stupid is real.

u/ernieball · 21 pointsr/beyondthebump

Some of these comments are hilarious. I have a [munch mitt]( and a nuby mitt and my 5 month old son loves them. Does he still chew his hands? Absolutely. Does he still suck his thumb? Allthetime. The mitts are certainly not necessary - they're more a toy that serves multiple purposes. They change it up so baby doesn't get bored - I can sit my son in his high chair and strap it on and he'll spend time crunching the crinkle paper and biting the silicone part while I do the dishes. It's nice because he can't drop it. Sometimes I'll run it under water and toss it in the fridge so it's cooler on his gums. They're easy to wash - I just toss it in with his clothes in a mesh bag. I've not regretted buying them, that's for certain.

u/saf621 · 7 pointsr/beyondthebump

The Winkle toy was my son’s absolute favorite thing to play with starting around 12 weeks old.

u/littledinos · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

I don't have a ton of toys, but my baby loves this thing:

He also really digs his exersaucer/jumperoo (similar to this, but you can pick one up at a yard sale for like $15 or less:, which has different toys all around the rim and allows him to jump up and down endlessly. He hated his swing, is meh on the bouncer seat, but has a ball in this.

u/Soulbrandt-Regis · 6 pointsr/ffxiv

Here you go, buddy.

u/es88 · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

Sophie the giraffe is always a popular choice, but expensive. My LO has liked these keys.

She really seems to prefer chewing on fabric though. Wet washclothes are a favorite.

u/yt1300 · 6 pointsr/daddit

If you wear that shirt you are going to need one of these.

Amazon Link

u/bkr4f · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

pacifiers $3.24 (priority: highest)

scoobydoo movie $7.20 (priority highest)

Boppy slipcover $9.99 (priority: highest)

Book wl: Kisses from Hell $4.00

Total $24.43

u/sewmanybees · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

My son is 7 months old, I stay at home with him and heres what we like: Books, These stacking cups , this annoying cube , this tactile ball , we've had this one for longer but he still loves to chew on it and shake it around , he also likes to chew on and cuddle with any fabric so maybe more muslin swaddle blankets (if you don't already have enough!), plus they can double as burp cloths! Also, when it get closer you could ask for seasonal clothes in the right size (my son has been in 9 month outfits since 5 months so you might want to wait to be sure of sizing).

u/Omgahhh · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

"Pacifier wipes are made with 100% food grade ingredients."

u/sockmonkey08 · 5 pointsr/BabyHacks

I have 3 sets of these. Use them on the shipping cart, stroller high chair, you name it!

u/TheHatOnTheCat · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

My baby is almost 5 months.

Toys: she loves all mobiles/activity gym hanging toys. She actually is starting to enjoy some other toys that she manipulates with her hands but only when she is sitting up, which she can't do alone yet. So in her carseat/stroller, sitting between my legs, propped up in back with a pile of blanket, or most of all in her high chair. Her high chair makes her so much more interested in using her hands to explore things (I do see that it's a better position, the tray holds it up and she can't always do that herself so she can move ti around).

We have the ANTILOP high chair from Ikea which was only $20 and is awesome! Another $6 for the PYTTIG high chair support pillow which is comfy, easy to clean, and helps her be in the right position to use the tray. Her favorite baby toy to hold is the Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy. She got a bunch of different baby toys at Christmas and loves this. It is one of the few wooden toys she can mange to hold and manipulate yet. She likes to chew it too. She can also manage to grab Oball products and hold the lighter Oballs. She likes the rattle ball. She also just really likes to chew on cloth, this includes cloth and crinkle cloth books.

I read books to her. Yes, some board books but those are super short and pretty boring. I learned you can get up to 50 books at a time from our local library! So just a pile of kids of books and I read her a few. I like to do this facing a mirror so I can watch her face and read to her with her in my lap.

She loves walks int he stroller and being baby worn in her Boba baby carrier when she gets fussy in the stroller. I can also use the Boba to carry her while doing something else or to get her to fall asleep during the day not on my lap. (Yeah, I need to figure this out.) Outside is always a treat to her and going even boring places like the grocery store makes her alert and somewhat excited.

Curious to see what other people post.

u/WaterBearDontMind · 4 pointsr/BabyBumps

There is no rush to buy toys as others have said. Tummy time should begin at birth and you could try to get toys that will hold LO’s attention in that position before they learn to reach for things:

  • B&W books like this one
  • A mirror that can be propped vertically at infant eye level
  • A tummytime pillow in the same shape as Boppy but smaller, goes under newborn armpits

    Next up would be a playard (the Kick n Play Piano one was super popular in our Bumper group) to hang things overhead that they’ll eventually bat at or kick. The Manhattan Toys with lots of strings or loops are great first toys to grasp. You might also like some plastic chain links, which can be toys/teethers on their own at first and graduate to tools for tethering toys in the stroller/car seat.
u/kerida1 · 4 pointsr/toddlers

When i did a trip with my kid at 18mths old (he is the same will not sleep unless in his bed usually) I had multiple items at the ready and would swap once i saw him loosing interest. Things other than the ipad that he loved, books ( he loves when you read to him), water wow books from Melissa and Doug, I got a monthly pill organizer and filled each little spot with a treat like puffs, cherrios, fruit snacks etc and he would work on opening and closing the little doors to find what was inside ( he was more excited to open and close than actually eat it). I also had his fav stuffed animal, a little bear he could work on buckles etc.
I travelled early in the morning because he is well behaved in the morning. He slept like crap the night before we returned and only the ipad would work ( i got him little headphones we practiced using so as not to annoy others) he watched the ipad for about 30 mins and i noticed he was drifting and i took him out his seat and held him as he slept all the way back ( i actually had him just sit in the airline seat and sent his carseat as baggage, i know having them in the carseat is safer so please don't judge it was what worked best for him)

Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Activity Book, 3-Pack - Animals, Alphabet, and Numbers

Melissa & Doug Soft Activity Baby Book - Dress Up Bear

Something like this to keep stuff from falling like oball attached to his carseat Baby Buddy Secure-A-Toy, Safety Strap Secures Toys, Teether, or Pacifiers to Strollers, Highchairs, Car Seats—Adjustable Length to Keep Toys Sanitary Clean Blue-Navy 2 Count

Also this was a hit Kidsthrill Doodle Magnetic Drawing Board – Colorful Kids Writing Sketching Pad – Assorted Colors

u/Redshirt_Down · 4 pointsr/Parenting

I got these for my 10 month old and will use frozen blueberries, mango, even just crushed up ice and she really likes it. Super easy to clean and use too, I just keep containers of crushed up fruit and such in the freezer and pop it in whenever she needs it.

u/Sovdark · 3 pointsr/funny

The Gentleman Mustache Pacifier - Cowboy

u/Odellia · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Mine really liked the Munch Mitt when he was too little and uncoordinated to handle most tethers.

Munch Mitt Teething Mitten - The Origianl Mom-Invented Silicone Teether Mitten with Travel Bag - Ideal Teething Toys for Baby Shower Gift - Green Polka Dot

The Sophie teething ring is also great.

Sophie la Girafe So Pure Teething Ring, Very Soft Version

u/penelopejames · 3 pointsr/ABDL

I bought and use these before and after I use mine

u/BigBlackHawks · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Ideally you don’t want baby in the car seat for more than 2 hours at a time without taking a break.

For toys... get some new toys to introduce on the drive. Some ideas off the top of my head from that age are things that shake a make noise (you can put some dry rice in a sealed container and it makes a cheap shaker), touchy feely books like jellycat books like this or this, large silicone straws, multi textured balls, winkle toy

u/KellySmithPhotos · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We were the same way. Our dentist suggested these spiffies. We do teeth then bedtime routine with bottle and then wipe her teeth before she falls asleep. They worked well till we cut out her bedtime bottle and didn't need to do it abymore.

u/snailrabbitflamingo · 2 pointsr/Mommit

During this stage, I used "treasure baskets" a lot. I tried to keep one in each room that kiddo spent much time in. And I had basic categories of toys that I kept in each basket.

  • Something that rolls

  • Something that rattles

  • Something soft

  • Something to chew

    And “toy” didn’t always have to be a toy in the traditional sense. For a rolling object, we used balls but also used shower puffs. Something soft might be a small stuffed animal, or it might be a fuzzy sock. We let kiddo's interests guide this process. If he found something fascinating and it was safe for him to play with, we put it in a basket. If it wasn’t safe, we tried to find something similar that was safe.

    Some of kiddo's favorite toys from this time:

  • Baby shoes

  • Jicaro nut

  • Vuvuzela

  • Plastic tubes

  • Weighted wobble toy

  • Small car

  • Shower puffs

  • Egg shaker

  • Hacky Sack

  • Teether

    Once he was crawling and becoming interested in the kitchen cabinet, we emptied one cabinet out for him to play with. We put some baby-safe containers and dishes inside, and let him do whatever he wanted.

    We really didn’t buy much in the way of toys for this stage. A few hand-me-downs, and a few stuffed animals. Nothing really worth noting.
u/cheerfulmuse · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Pssst. I'll just leave this here ;)

ETA: There's more styles if you just type in "mustache pacifier" into amazon's search ;) There's even a cowboy style one! XD

u/DarlingDestruction · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was/am in the exact same boat - first kid, limited funds, starting from scratch, going through reviews and prices drove me insane. It took me probably three months to get my registry together, and, even then, I am still switching things up, lol. was invaluable while picking everything out. I highly recommend you check it out.

What we have bought ourselves that fit our tight budget:

Graco Comfy Cruiser Travel System. We had already decided to go with that car seat, given that it seems to be the top-rated budget option, and the stroller ended up being a much-needed bonus. We go on walks a lot, so it works for us. If you don't need the stroller, the seat itself is, I think, only ~$100.

The Pack N Play, which I've heard from literally everyone and their mother is almost a necessity.

Because we don't have an IKEA near us to get our hands on a swanky $99 crib, we bought this DaVinci crib. We still only ended up paying $100 for it, as we found it on sale, however, we would have paid the $200 for it, given that the reviews are good, and, when compared to some other cribs that cost $400 and up, the price isn't bad at all.

As for the rest of the registry, we have on there a Moby wrap (affordable baby wearing, yay!), nail clippers, outlet plugs, nursing pads, a wipes case, a baby tub, baby wash, assorted crib sheets, waterproof crib sheets, Pack N Play mattress, and sheets to go with, crib mattress (we actually bought this one when we found it on sale for $20, and it's just fine), receiving blankets, dirty diaper bags (because we aren't getting a diaper pail, just a small can with a seal-able lid), changing pad, and a cover to go with, pacifiers, Dr. Brown's Gia Nursing Pillow, a bottle brush, bottle warmer, thermometer, booger sucker, camera to monitor the baby, and a few other assorted things that I couldn't really find a definitive "best in class" for, so pick at your own discretion: diaper bag, swaddles (although I've read good things about the Summer Infant brand), bottles (we're going with Phillips Avent), a bouncer (we got this one), and a swing.

I agonized over this stuff for what felt like forever, lol, so I hope it helps you and saves you some hair-pulling. It's all so overwhelming!

u/Gryphon82 · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

We have this teether, the little nubs are baby-finger-sized, my daughter likes to get two of them in her mouth at once, lol.

u/who__whatwhat · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I had success with the Comotomo silicone teether. It's easy to hold and my LO was able to chew on the angled fingers without having to hold the teether just right, which was a struggle with other teethers. Worked the first time I put it in LO's hand!! I was so happy and relieved that LO could finally chew on something and that it was easy to maneuver no matter how it was held.

u/Deuce232 · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

The phillips avent?

That's the top google result for 'blue pacifier with hole in the middle'.

Also you can just boil the one you dropped in the garbage and it should be fine to give to him.

u/elizalemon · 2 pointsr/RIE

Quality thick blankets for laying on, a pack and play in the living area as a safe space away from pets, sibling.

I only used the bouncy seat in the bathroom so she was safe and cozy but within eyesight.

The only toys she liked under 6mo were chewy toys, silicone or other flexible rubber toys. Comptomo teether

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy

u/Sassy_Pants24 · 2 pointsr/IFParents

My babies have been viciously chewing on their hands and drooling since about three months too. No teeth yet though. Have you seen the munch mitt?

Munch Mitt Malarkey Kids, Aqua Blue, One Size

u/GustoB · 2 pointsr/NewParents

Diapers and wipes are always good -- newborn or preemie size probably. That said, some diapers just don't fit great on some kids, and some kids will have more sensitivity to certain wipes, so it's hard to say exactly which type/brand to get. "Water wipes" ( are a really good sensitive wipe. I wouldn't necessarily send her too many/any bigger diapers yet. They'll just take up room and might be a brand that doesn't work great. A box or two of the next size up is enough for now.

A good diaper cream will probably also be needed. I'd recommend something somewhat "natural" like, again to help reduce sensitivity hopefully. I would avoid petroleum jelly based ones.

Some type of burp cloths. However diaper cloths (I can't remember if that's what they are called) work great. I can't speak for this brand but something like this.. They are usually like a light linen/muslin, and usually fairly large square, and plain. They're easy to clean and big enough to fold over if part gets dirty, etc, and multi-use.

I would also avoid too many clothes. Some onesies with zippers is probably all that's really needed. Maybe also a nice soft hat as well, and some muslin swaddle wraps. Additionally, a warm, soft blanket or something to cover them when they go out. They're not supposed to wear anything bulky between the child and the carseat harness (ofc, they'll need a carseat if they don't already have one -- most hospitals won't release babies without one though, especially from the nicu).

Pacifiers are good too. Kids will probably find a certain kind they prefer, but I think this is basically what hospitals almost always use

They may also be recommended a vitamin like poly-vi-sol, or possibly other things, but this is hard to buy without being able to talk to her to find out exactly what is prescribed.

Similarly, bottles, nipples, and/or breastfeeding equipment, but this is hard to buy without knowing what she and the kid prefer. However, hand sanitizer for after diaper changes, and a nice bottle brush ( or are great to have.

Some type of food/meal delivery would be awesome. Possibly even a local housecleaning or laundry service too, depending on how independent she is.

And ultimately, money can help, as well as your phone number or contact info and an openness for contact and support.

There might be more that I can't think of. At this stage it's probably as important to get things to help her directly as for the baby. She may also have some medical needs depending on how the delivery went, and all that. Feel free to pm me too with any more questions etc.

u/ChaniB · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

It's only recommended that babies use jumpers for max 15 minutes a day, so I wouldn't buy something that I could only use for that short amount of time. My baby is 5 months old and in the last month I bought the foam puzzle mat pieces that I can arrange on the floor and let her roll around. I propped up a cheap door mirror sideways on the wall so she can look at herself while rolling on the mat, and she loves to stare at herself and laugh. I also have a few different small toys for her. The favorite for the past few weeks has been this one:

u/totallypregnant · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Hahaha it's a specific one that Philips makes. They're toted as the ones that hospitals hand out so they must be the best, right? Nah.

u/annalatrina · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

This one is pretty great.

u/ibechainsawin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The grandest pacifier in existence!

I am totally getting this for my son!

Thanks for the contest!

u/SincerelyToria_ · 2 pointsr/Parenting

My sons first tooth didn't pop up until almost ten months old. The week it happened he would wake up SCREAMING at night from being in pain and he had a low grade fever. But once the first one came, the evenings haven't been nearly as bad and he has two more teeth now. He sucked on a lot of crushed ice to ice the gums and keep his mouth cool.

u/ntcummings42 · 2 pointsr/woodworking
  1. There are a lot of old (and old-style) frame saws that used rope to create counter-tension to a blade on the other side of the stretcher. You could set up something like that.
  2. Follow this link to learn about tensegrity, AKA the reason this baby toy can exist.
u/meow_meemeez · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Yeah! I've seen them recommended on here before, so I figured why not give them a try! I'm having serious doubts that my son will give up his beloved right hand though.

u/7thAndGreenhill · 2 pointsr/Parenting

He might be teething. Our LO loved the munch mitten

u/guinnessmom · 2 pointsr/Mommit

amen to the no amber necklace request! lol silly. We got our LO this vibrating teether and she seemed to really enjoy the vibration of it on her gums. Not sure of the age of your little one, but it took a little bit of practice for her to understand that she needed to apply pressure to get it to vibrate.

u/binderclips · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Winkle or Lots of Link. She can hold them similarly to an oball but the shape allows her to get a bite in her mouth too.

u/amp13 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

cowboy mustache pacifier, or for fancier occasions the genleman mustache pacifier. i know you said shes a girl, but a baby with a mustache is hilariously awesome regardless of gender

u/vigorousflailing · 2 pointsr/February2018Bumpers

He loves any of the Lamaze stuffed animals since they have bright colors and different textures. We have the monkey, cat, turtle and firefly (favorite is the firefly). He also loves this thing because he can grab it easily and stick it in his mouth.

u/thelmick · 2 pointsr/BreastPumps

Could you use the sterilizing bags when you have a microwave available and use the wipes at other times? The Dr Brown ones are less than $4.00 and it says you can use them 20 times each bag.

If you are pumping in a client's office, and they have a microwave, this might be a good way to cut down on the number of wipes you are using.

The only other suggestion I have is try using the pacifier wipes instead. You get 36 for less than $4.00 and it says they are 100% food grade.

u/TheMarlieJane · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

At that age, the best toys seemed to be the ones he could get his fingers into to help him grip them. The Oball rattle was his favorite, and he liked the Comotomo teether too.

u/telepathetic_monkey · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's summertime!

It seems like your summer is lining up nicely. I hope you enjoy your two weeks! Happy early birthday!!

I'm going to try to go swimming at least once a week for the rest of the summer. I use to live five minutes away from Lake Michigan, now I live about 2 hours away from the nearest beach... It's killing me, gaahhhhh. I miss the water so much.

Item If you scroll down, there will be one for under $10.

Thanks for the contest!

u/jeremypr82 · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Fluorosis is very common actually, but for the most part it's not very noticeable. I wouldn't worry about it, just try not to let your child swallow much fluoride toothpaste before they reach age 7ish. It's not like it's a one-off failure, it needs to happen consistently for it to be noticeable. It sounds like you're doing well. If you want to really stay on top of their oral health, you should start using xylitol products. Xylitol kills the bacteria that causes cavities and prevents plaque from forming on their teeth, among a number of other beneficial properties. The goal is to try and get 5 applications per day.

These wipes are really good for small children/babies after a meal/bottle:

Xylitol bulk sugar would be the most cost effective method, you could roll their pacifier in it, or sprinkle it on something else, directly into the mouth, etc:

u/monkeyfeets · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I believe this is it. The hospital sent us home with a couple.

u/Elleandbunny · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Sophie the giraffe - this is the very soft, but we prefer the soft version. The rings made it easier to hold, and seemed to keep its cool longer than other teethers we had. Also, no holes for mold to grow.

Silicone finger toothbrushes, and baby banana toothbrushes as his teeth came in.

Toys with silicone teethers (on ends or dangling) were also good.

u/CriticalJade · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My sons top 4 (in no particular order):

Comotomo Teether




u/Comfyjamjams · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

It is hard to know what each individual baby will like at different phases, but having a variety at your disposal is very helpful.

This is one of the first things my daughter liked

She also liked this one early on

As time went by, she wound up liking munchkin frozen gel ones (used with a pacifier leash)

And the comotomo one with the “fingers”

We had baby banana for a first toothbrush and it doubled as a well loved teether

Eta - also soft books, especially the ones with dangly silicone shapes for teething were huge in those early months. Have plenty!

u/peripheral77 · 1 pointr/daddit

7 monther here. Yep, teething. They may not have erupted yet but they’re coming.

The amber necklace has helped with the drool but not eliminated.

We keep a couple of teething rings in the freezer and she loves to gnaw on them. The cold helps a lot plus she can chew.

It’ll get better. We have two teeth coming out and another we think on the way.

If the drool is bad bad just slap a bib on the baby and it’ll at least keep the clothes dry(ish). Cheers!

u/jojewels92 · 1 pointr/RandomKindness

Today my hair came out really fabulous. I used hair curlers overnight for the first time and it was amazing. I feel really beautiful today.

I'd like this to give to my new nephew! He is due in July. :)

u/BobLoblaw_ · 1 pointr/Parenting

A Sqwish! is great because the baby can grasp it very easily. I have a 20 month old and I'm getting one for my 1 month old niece.

u/DoublePlusGoodly · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
u/spacepiratetabby · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
u/vash_the_stampede · 1 pointr/PolishGauntlet

Yayyyyyyyy! How exciting!!!

this is just too freaking adorable :)

My daughter loved this when she was a baby

This is silly and fun!

You are going to want this for sure. Helps cover up diaper smell!

For the due date.... I'm going to say.... May 21 because that's my birthday! :D

u/dinahsaurus · 1 pointr/BabyBumps


Also soft things with nubs and tags are loved

u/samazingjedi · 1 pointr/AskParents

Ok, if you're breastfeeding, you kind of are a human pacifier. This feeling passes eventually, but that is totally normal! Since your little one is only a month old, it might not be too late to introduce the bottle (if you want/need to pump) if you haven't already. My daughter accepted both breast and bottle (Dr. Browns, and Munchkin), and that was a big help.

Concerning Waking to Feed: As far as waking to feed, my philosophy was always "Never wake a sleeping baby!". The exception for this was if she turned herself to where I thought her breathing was obstructed. If Baby is hungry, they will wake themselves up. However, if your pediatrician feels your little one isn't gaining enough weight or getting sufficient nutrition from baby-led only feedings, then that's where you might consider scheduling some feedings. One of the things I'm thinking is whether or not your doctor is from an older generation. It used to be the recommendation for moms to put their kids on a feeding schedule--especially when formula was the most recommended form of infant diet. Since then, research has shown that a schedule isn't necessarily better for kids, and for some it can be detrimental (at least from what I've read).

Concerning Pacifier: I've never heard of a pacifier giving a baby gas, and pacifiers don't affect teeth until the kid has enough to affect. Usually about a year or older, which is when you'd have similar issues with thumb-sucking, too. When she took pacifiers, my daughter liked the Soothie and MAM brands. Then she started refusing the pacifiers to the point where she'd throw it across the room and suck her thumb instead. The MAM brand is praised for being the choice of orthodontists, while the Soothie brand is used/given at most hospitals. My girl was in the NICU for a little bit and we used those, so I think that's part of why she liked them, they were just familiar. In the end, it comes down to what Baby likes--some are more picky than others.

Concerning Waking after de-latch: Hooooooo boy. This is common. Welcome to the trenches, Mama. The solution that worked for me was I would break the seal (sometimes slow, sometimes fast), and pop a pacifier in right away. Usually she fussed a little, so I held the pacifier in and snuggled her close so she could tell I was still there with her. Then she usually fell back asleep after holding that position for a bit. Transitioning her into the crib was a whole other set of skills, though....

This is what has worked for me and my daughter. I have a son on the way, and it would be I need different stuff and strategies for him simply because he is a different person. You and your child are different people, so there might be things that work better for you.The most important thing is that you survive, and that your baby knows you love them--and it sounds like you're doing a great job at both of those already! Best of luck!

Edit: spelling

u/slipstitchy · 1 pointr/sleeptrain
  1. Probably not. Cut yourself some slack, it's the first night. It really depends on what your goals for sleep training are right now. For me, I wanted my baby (6 months) to go to sleep on her own and link sleep cycles without my help. I'm not worried about night weaning right now. This means I put her down and don't go in to feed her until 5 hours have passed, then feed every 3 hours after that (only if she wakes). If she wakes up after 6 (no matter when I last fed her) but before 8 (when we start our day), I bring her into my bed and we cuddle for a couple of hours. My kid is pretty chill so this really hasn't derailed sleep training at all, she pretty much just wakes up to eat until the early morning. Right now it's a nice compromise between totally independent sleep and cuddle time with my sweet babe (plus I get to sleep in).

  2. She wears long sleeve pjs and a sleep sack. Sometimes I use a zipadee zip if it's colder (I live in northern Canada so YMMV). I keep a lighter and heavier sleep sack handy so I can add or reduce layers based on her temperature at feedings. My monitor tells the temperature too, which helps.

  3. I put a Sophie the giraffe teething ring (not the giraffe!) in the crib with her, so she has something to touch and hold onto if she wakes up between sleep cycles. I often watch her on the monitor grab it and wave it in the air, which is pretty cute. When she's a few months older I'll give her a small stuffed toy if she seems to need it, but this works for now.

  4. Your boobs will regulate. Hand express a bit to relieve pressure if you get uncomfortable.
u/ThePaleMare2 · 1 pointr/NewParents

This post really warmed my heart! I have an almost 6 month old right now, so we are in similar stages.


A lot of people already covered sleeping and eating. Right now our boy is teething too and he loves the Nuby brand teethers. We have a couple that look like keys and one that is like this:

He loves to rub them over his gums (or we did it for him before he got the coordination to do so himself). He really likes it when we put them in the fridge so that they get chilled (but never the freezer since that can cause burns).

u/Mike072292 · 1 pointr/babies

[Link for the lazy](The Gentleman Mustache Pacifier - Cowboy

u/snowboo · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

These. We leave them in the freezer till we need them.

u/Icy_candy · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I found this store brand name teether made out of silicon, it is a ring, which my 5 months old son can hold easily with his tiny hands, he only puts that in his mouth, and nothing else, you can find similar ones one amazon

u/peejaysayshi · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My baby loved (and still loves at 5mo.) the Skwish. He can hold it super easily. He liked the Oball too but he would get frustrated with it a lot because he can't get it into his mouth, where the Skwish is easy to jam on in there.

u/amuhlou · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We introduced a couple toys and the play gym at that age. I attached extra toys to the play gym to keep things interesting. You will be surprised how fast the grasping happens!

Tummy time is something we did not do (LO had terrible reflux) that I wish we had. If you prop a mirror in front of baby they will probably like it a lot.

u/wannabezen · 1 pointr/Parenting

Both of my kids started playing with a baby gym at 6 weeks - they loved it. Of course, they'd only play for a few minutes before getting tired at first.

I have loved the toys on this list for my infants, though we never had a tool toy

I also really recommend the winkel - - it was the first toy both of my kids picked up. We also have a variety of rattles and stacking cups.

u/BearDown1983 · 1 pointr/daddit

I got this for my daughter after our very first daddy-daughter errand day. (She was good - didn't cry and just chilled in the Baby Bjorn while I went shopping, so this was a "reward" - read: it was an excuse for me to buy her a toy.)

She was 2 months old then, 4 months old now... It's consistently been her favorite toy. It has a soft rattle, is easy for her to grip, and apparently tastes pretty good as well.

u/SrslyYouToo · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I have a 6 month old right now... We have a ton of toys but here are a few examples of the only stuff he plays with right now.


Monkey teether



He loves anything that crinkles, we have a crinkle book that came with his baby gym, that he doesn't like being under.... But he loves that book.

This can also wait too, but I highly recommend one of these, we started putting him in this thing at 4 months with a box under him so he could reach, he loves this thing and could bounce in it for hours.

u/kittykittybangbangkb · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Uncle Rambo.

Definitely this pacifier.

u/qqpugla · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats! AND Happy early birthday!

I ain't birthed no babies

Imagining my son with this makes me feel super happy!

Happy Birfday

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u/kghyr8 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Start wiping off the teeth after every nursing. You can use a clean washcloth or look for something like Spiffies (

If the decay is progressing then the absolute best thing is to have the dentist apply Silver Diamine Fluoride. It's the best way to kill the bacteria and arrest the decay. Caries can progress rapidly in little ones. Fluoride varnish is good, and can be applied every 3 months, but SDF is more effective at arresting decay.

I would do a 3 month evaluation and keep on a 3 month schedule just to follow her closer. You'd have a better chance of catching the progression. That being said, going to the dentist doesn't prevent cavities. That can only be done at home. You've got to be vigilant at cleaning the mouth frequently and reducing how often she has milk (breastmilk or otherwise) in the mouth.

u/JoslynMSU · 1 pointr/AskParents

So is the 6 month old starting to crawl yet or showing an interest? Some of my son's former favorites:

learn and play zoo This one was great because it was the only way for him to do tummy time

Manhattan toy company sensory thing It was just great for him to learn grasping and made a rattle. Wonderful in the car

Mortimer the moose Just a simple toy that makes noises (bell in one hoof, squeeker in the body, etc.

play tower May be a little advanced but he will just love watching it and start to understand where to put the balls once he get s a bit older

play cube This one he could sit and play with for a while. It's light so he can pick it up and move it

my personal favorite-spinning tower toy This is a favorite for all ages. A little young at 6 months but he will probably watch it in amazement. My son is now 14 months and understands the concepts well, but before he just loved watching the disks spin. It's been a toy given at many a 1st birthday parties

I hope that gives you a decent start. Good luck!

u/SuzieQ4624 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Give him something cold to chew on, a little Tylenol or orajel for the pain and take a breather.

Like these teething toys u put in the freezer

Or this baby teething gel to numb the pain

u/scranston · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We were using Soothie brand, which has a round tip. Someone told me that the flatter style or the "dental" style stay in the mouth better, so we bought some Mam ones to use at night. It helped.

u/puppersandmeow · 1 pointr/February2018Bumpers

We have this rattle and she loves it. Easy to grab, chewable, and was a staple for most babies when I worked in childcare

u/timeforstars · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
  • Spa Baby tub - My baby LOVES this. We could only start using it at around 4 weeks (and she's a pretty strong/big baby so you might have to wait if you have a smaller baby) but it's soooo worth it. No matter what fussing, I just plop her in it and she takes right to it. There's enough support that I don't need to be holding her all the time and she's free to move, and it's awesome for exercise/development as she learns to splash and use her legs to push herself up and down in the water. Honestly can't recommend this one enough.

    Playmat - Little girl loves her playmat. Ours has a light that hangs in the centre and flashes different colours, she can't take her eyes off of it.

    Avent Soothie pacifier - She took to these best, has had no nipple confusion and it's a lifesaver if your baby loves to comfort suck like she does.

    Also, I got a tonnnnnne of baby washcloths and I use them as wipes (theres a million websites with recipes for wipes solution, super easy) since she has a sensitive bum.
u/jennybean42 · 1 pointr/aspergers

> If you would have read some of my other replies. I've stated that I've given him teethers.

Following up with this advice, I'd totally recommend this one:

It worked great with my son.

I'd also suggest trying to do as much self care as possible. Do you have someone who could come over and help you? If you had PPD, you might want to see your doctor as well and talk about some of these feelings.

I wish you the best.

u/ADKitten · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Don't know that I'll be adding anything new, but here's what helps with our son (almost 6 months):


This sound machine, specifically the ocean waves sound. The projection also helps sometimes.

Singing his lullaby Goodnight, Demon Slayer

These pacifiers

Holding him up in a burping position and walking around.

Rubbing his belly in a clockwise or downward motion.

Hope it helps and good luck!

u/shadeofmyheart · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I recommend this one:

My 4 month old loves it because she doesn't have the dexterity to put something in her mouth directly yet (except her hands.. She LOVES to shove those in there). This one is great because she can just pull it towards her and something chewy will land in her mouth.

u/sameasaduck · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
u/Jess9289 · 0 pointsr/beyondthebump

Honestly, I thought Sophie the giraffe was over-rated, but I caved and bought it anyway. I was right. My son has absolutely no interest in it at all. His favorite teether has always been this - - which is a lot easier for tiny baby hands to grasp. It was the first thing that he could hold.