Each country has its laws regarding what you can sell and market to an infant. For toys specifically, you need to look at things like the age grading and any warning symbols on the packaging. If it’s graded 0+ or 18M+, it should, in theory, to produce in a way that will be safe for a child for everything from choking to materials, etc. The gummy Bears For Children are to test for things like how much force a child can apply to break a toy and result in it going into small pieces. But they are not tested to pass being crushed by a careless adult or much older child and leaving the parts for an infant to find. Common sense still needs to apply (even though idiot parents who leave older toys around infants still sue when infants get hurt due to their negligence).
Other Things To Know Regarding The Gummy Bears For Children
The other thing you need to worry about is where are you buying it from? If you purchase it from a large chain store or reputable chain store, there’s a higher chance the toy will be safe. If it’s from a renowned manufacturer, that also helps (though even big companies like Mattel/Hasbro have had recalls from things like lead in toys in the past) but is no guarantee.
The things I would avoid are going to stores selling brands that you’ve never heard of or have the possibility of selling knock offs. Knock offs from China are getting better and better where they put all the right safety labels (but haven’t passed any tests) and get purchased by stores looking for cheaper products. These are the most dangerous toys as they could have chemicals that can harm to sharp points to other nasty surprises.
Best Baby Teethers
1. Freezable teethers. Gel-filled ones don’t remain cold as long as the water-filled ones. However, the water-filled ones can make the baby’s hands cold and wet (due to condensation) as the baby sucks on it – some babies may not like that, especially if they’re very young. I have both, my baby used to love the gel ones when she was younger (5 mos) but now prefers the water-filled ones (10mos) because it stays cold longer and she doesn’t mind her hands getting a bit chilly. An alternative
2. Freezable veggies – celery is the right candidate. However, it does get soggy and limp. My baby wasn’t a fan.
3. Stainless steel teethers. My baby loves the Kleynimal teethers because it also makes jangly noises and she’s at that age where she loves noisy things. Alternatively, you can use a spoon, but you MUST watch them closely. What concerns me is the baby accidentally choking or stabbing themselves with the handle.
Medications – use VERY sparingly and only if necessary.
1. Homeopathic relief – Boiron makes teething drops that you can administer to the baby. It’s tasteless, and my baby willingly takes it. I only use it when none of the teethers work and baby is not eating. The relief is very temporary, just long enough to get through the feeding.
2. Infant ibuprofen or acetaminophen – this is the only recommended medication to be used per my pediatrician. I typically use it at nights only if the baby is having a really rough time. This method provides the most extended pain relief up to 6–8 hours, but it comes at a cost; it can be hard on your baby’s stomach/kidneys.