As a parent, the safety and health of your child is one of your primary concerns. As such, when it comes time to select a teething ring for your child, it is important that you know what to look for. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are figuring out which teething ring is right for your child.
Check the Country of Origin
It probably comes as no surprise to you to find out that products made in other countries may not be held to the same safety standards as the ones made in the U.S. Although officials in other countries might pay lip service to safety, in many cases the safety regulations are simply not enforced.
Take particular care when considering teething rings that were manufactured in China. In some cases, the paint used on teething rings may contain lead. Further, the soft plastic teething rings from China frequently contain chemicals known as phthalates
Pass on the Liquid-Filled Teething Rings
Many teething rings have some type of liquid in them. The idea is that the liquid can be cooled down, and the cool temperature will be soothing on your child's gums. However, this is not always the best idea. The fact of the matter is that some of these teething rings can rupture, flooding your child's mouth with the liquid. Even if the liquid is merely water, over time it can become contaminated with bacteria, so it's best to opt for solid teething rings instead.
Choosing the best teething ring for your child is important. You want a teething ring that will help provide relief from the sore gums that can accompany teething. At the same time, you want to be sure that anything you give your child is safe.
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