Wooden Teethers For Baby

The benefits of wooden teething rings over plastic or other popular baby teethers is the fact that wooden teethers are non-toxic and free from harmful leads, metals, BPA, chemicals or phthalates.

Wooden teething toys are chemical free, non-toxic and one of the primary benefits of opting for a wooden teether over other popular baby teethers.

Wooden Teething Rings are a popular choice for both infants and toddlers. Unlike plastic teethers that develop small cracks over time and can leach toxic chemicals into your baby’s mouth and body. Wooden teething rings are chemical-free and safe to chew on by the neck or hand.

Which Wooden Teether is Best for Babies?

1. Maple Landmark Wooden Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA

  • Pastel Baby Ring Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5263.
  • HABA Sunni Clutching Toy (Made in Germany)
  • Manhattan Toy Artful Skwish Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy.
  • Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads Wood Rattle, Teether, and Clutching Toy.

Wooden teethers are made from natural, solid wood that is smooth and safe to chew on for your baby. Wooden teething rings are also easy to clean with soap and water, or sterilized in boiling water.

All of our wooden teethers are made from 100% natural organic wood completely free of harsh chemicals. You can feel safe knowing that our teethers contain zero dangerous chemicals and are safe for your baby to chew on.

These non-toxic teethers for baby are completely chemical free, making them safer for your baby to chew on. The smooth texture of the wood helps relieve sore gums and is safest way to soothe babies that aren’t using pacifiers.

Best Wooden Teether for Baby

Infants and toddlers put everything in their mouths. It’s a way for them to explore their new world, discover, and learn. When your baby reaches those first milestones of “reach and grasp” and “teething” you will want to find developmentally appropriate toys and teethers to stimulate their senses. Choosing wooden toys and my top baby wooden teethers is essential to protecting our babies from plastic chemicals and toxins. Babies are more susceptible to toxins than adults due to their weight/size. They are in a rapid state of development and growth and are adversely affected by the toxins from plastics.

Making a simple and sustainable swap with my top baby wooden teethers is not only good for your baby but for the planet on which they will grow upon. Choosing natural and non-toxic teethers is important. In this article, I am going to answer a few common FAQs on baby teethers, and then I will list my Top Baby Wooden Teethers for 2022. I will then give a brief summary of each of the wonderful sustainable toy companies that make them, and then I will summarize what we have discussed. By the end of this article, you will confident in choosing a safe and wonderful teether for your baby. Your baby will love it and you will feel good about giving it to them.

FAQ

Are teethers good for babies?

Although baby teethers aren’t necessary, it does help your baby in several ways. Primarily, baby teethers help soothe babies’ swollen gums when they start teething. Secondly, your little one nawing on a teether can provide some comfort to them. Thirdly, grasping and grappling helps with your babies’ coordination and gross motor skills. Choosing my safe eco-friendly top baby wooden teethers is extremely important for you and your little one.

When should I give my baby a teether? At what age do babies need teethers?

Teethers are recommended at around 3 to 7 months of age. My top baby wooden teethers are used to safely soothe babies’ gums when their teeth start coming in, Because babies suck on teethers, the presence of potentially harmful chemicals on the surface is concerning, the researchers said.

My Top Baby Wooden Teethers

1. Maple Landmark Wooden Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA

  • Our natural teethers are the perfect answer to concerns over toxic chemicals and finishes. The Wooden Baby Teethers are all-natural and Made in the USA. These maple teethers measure about 3-1/2″ in diameter by 3/4″ thick and are only available unfinished. Each is rounded and sanded smooth to the touch and to the mouth and gums. Large enough for babies to get their hands and arms around and small enough to be comfortable in the mouth.
  • No finishes or chemical coatings – a totally organic teether. Sold in a pair.
  • Schoolhouse Naturals Collection
  • Before there were plastic teethers, there was wood. Durable and attractive, wooden baby teether pairs are great for the baby.
  • Made in Vermont, USA.
  • Weight: 1.44 lbs. Dimensions: 6.7″ x 4″ x 4″. 
  • Product Care Instructions: The teether may be used as is, or you may choose to apply a non-spoiling, food-grade oil for additional protection. Wash by wiping with warm soapy water. Do NOT soak wood products in water or put them in the dishwasher as they may dry unevenly, causing the wood to be rough and even crack. Wooden Baby Teether Pair | Natural | Made in the USA Heart-Shaped Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA
Owl Shaped Maple Teether - Made in USA
Owl Shaped Maple Teether – Made in the USA
Rocket Shaped Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA
Rocket Shaped Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA
Peace Sign Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA
Peace Sign Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA
Pi Shaped Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA
Pi Shaped Baby Teether | Natural | Made in the USA

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2. Baby Bell Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5213

  • BABY PLAY: The Bell Rattle comes with an easy grasp handle and wooden beads which help stimulate babies to explore their auditory skills. Sensory development is also stimulated as newborns watch, listen to and handle the rattle freely. Made to fit tiny hands, all edges are softened to ensure safe play!
  • INTENTIONALLY-DESIGNED: Handmade using wood from rubber trees and outfitted with a natural wooden appearance. Free from harmful substances and toxic finishings. Suitable for babies 0-6 months.
  • Suitable for children 0-6 months. Product Dimensions: 2.44×2.44×3.07 inches. Product Weight: 0.132 lbs.
  • Child Development Focus: Visual, Fine Motor, Emotion, Auditory, Concentration, Tactile. View our Child Development Toy Guide to learn more.
Baby Bell Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5213
Baby Bell Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5213
Baby Bell Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5213
Baby Bell Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5213

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3. Pastel Baby Ring Rattle Teether | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5263

  • BABY PLAY: This pastel baby ring rattle develop fine motor skills and stimulate the baby‘s sound exploring. It is easy to grasp and shake. It enhances the baby’s fine motor skills when a child grasps and shakes. Handle grip design for easy use. Made to fit tiny hands. Also, all edges are softened to ensure safe play!
  • TRAVEL: Great to bring on the go!
  • INTENTIONALLY-DESIGNED: Handmade using wood from rubber trees and outfitted with a natural wooden appearance. Free from harmful substances and toxic finishings.
  • Suitable for children 4m+ months.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15×3.15×0.59 inches. Product Weight: 0.088 lbs.
  • Child Development Focus: Auditory, Fine Motor, Coordination. View our Child Development Toy Guide to learn more.
  • To see the complete Pastel Collection of Baby Wooden Toys see our “Pastel Collection
Pastel Baby Ring Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5263
Pastel Baby Ring Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5263

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4. Pastel Baby Beads Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5262

  • BABY PLAY: This pastel baby beads rattle comes with a wooden ring and soft color beads. It enhances the baby’s fine motor skills when a child grasps and shakes. Handle grip design for easy use. Made to fit tiny hands. Also, all edges are softened to ensure safe play!
  • TRAVEL: Great to bring on the go!
  • INTENTIONALLY-DESIGNED: Handmade using wood from rubber trees and outfitted with a natural wooden appearance. Free from harmful substances and toxic finishings.
  • Suitable for children 4m+ months. Product Dimensions: 3.15×3.15×0.59 inches. Product Weight: 0.11 lbs.
  • Child Development Focus: Auditory, Fine Motor, Coordination. View our Child Development Toy Guide to learn more.
  • To see the complete Pastel Collection of Baby Wooden Toys see our “Pastel Collection
Pastel Baby Beads Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5262
Pastel Baby Beads Rattle | Sustainable Play | PlanToys 5262

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5. HABA Magica Wooden Baby Rattle, Clutching Toy & Teether (Made in Germany)

  • We use wood that comes from sustainable forestry in Germany
  • When applying colors, we use multiple layers of water-based, solvent-free lacquers making the surface extremely resistant to wear and tear allowing the toy to be taken from the hand to the mouth.
  • For first grabbing and rattling. Wooden shapes threaded on elastic.
  • This hand-crafted Magica colorful clutching, teething, wooden toy is easy to grasp for the young children’s hands.
  • Measures approximately 4″ x 2.75″. Suitable for babies aged 6 months and up.
HABA Magica Wooden Baby Rattle, Clutching Toy & Teether (Made in Germany)
HABA Magica Wooden Baby Rattle, Clutching Toy & Teether (Made in Germany)

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6. HABA Sunni Clutching Toy (Made in Germany)

  • Brighten your child’s day with the Sunni Clutching Toy from HABA! The “rays” wiggle around when shaken about, making a fun rattling sound to delight your child.
  • Featuring wooden shapes, threaded on strong elastic, the Sunni rattle has been expertly designed to help develop clutching and grasping skills in babies ages 6 months and up.
  • Made of solid beech wood from sustainable forestry in Germany, this beautiful keepsake rattle makes a great gender-neutral baby idea!
  • HABA wooden clutching toys are treated with multiple layers of water-based stains that penetrate into the wood, followed by a clear protective coating making them totally safe for teething babies.
  • At HABA, your child’s safety is our #1 priority. Along with using the 100% non-toxic stains, HABA toys are rigorously tested through all European and American testing standards for toys.
HABA Sunni Clutching Toy (Made in Germany)
HABA Sunni Clutching Toy (Made in Germany)

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7. Manhattan Toy Artful Skwish Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy

 

  • SENSORY CLUTCHING BABY TOY: Classic, multi-sensory clutching rattle encourages grasping and reaching which are important for gross motor skills; the lightweight wooden dowels, smooth finish, and elastic ties make it easy for little hands to grab and hold.
  • BABY WOODEN RATTLE: The Skwish is surprisingly lightweight, allowing little ones the ease of sliding the beads back and forth on dowels, producing a very pleasing rattle sound, and allowing baby to explore sound and learn cause and effect from activity.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL TEETHER TOY: Skwish may not turn every baby into a mathematical genius, but every baby can joyfully benefit from its unique developmental features. The highly-regarded design of wood construction and elastic ties allow the unique rattle and teether to flatten, or “squish”, and always return to its original shape.
  • HEIRLOOM QUALITY WOODEN TACTILE TOY: Not only is the Artful Skwish Rattle and Teether safe for baby teething due to the baby-safe water-based acrylics that remain hardened, but it also has bountiful tactile qualities of smooth, yet perceptible wood grain texture as well as the spongy movement from the elastic bands. Skwish rattles and teethers from Manhattan Toy have received numerous accolades and have been favorites of both babies and parents for over 30 years!
  • STANDING BY OUR BRAND: If you’re reading this, you’ve found a safe toy from a real company and a brand that cares. Since 1978, Manhattan Toy has been a trusted source of imaginative toys for babies, toddlers, and kids of all ages. All of our toys are rigorously safety tested and every toy has our 800 number with a dedicated customer support team to answer your call.
Manhattan Toy Artful Skwish Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy
Manhattan Toy Artful Skwish Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy

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8. Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads Wood Rattle, Teether, and Clutching Toy

  • HEIRLOOM QUALITY WOODEN TACTILE TOY: The wooden Classic Baby Beads are strung together with polyester/rubber elastic, designed for tiny hands to grasp, pull, twist, and rattle
  • SAFE FOR BABY TEETHING: Little ones want to put everything in their mouth. Our colorful and baby-safe wooden beads are an award-winning grasping toy that features all-natural rubberwood beads, treated with baby-safe water-based acrylics
  • CLASSIC HANDS-ON WOODEN BABY TOY: The brightly colored, sustainable wood Classic Baby Beads are durably constructed, functional and make an excellent baby shower gift
  • SUITABLE BABY TOY FOR 3 MONTHS AND UP: The Classic Baby Beads wooden toy is safety rated for newborns 3 months and up, just about the time when baby is able to reach, grasp and begin chewing; we recommend cleaning beads with baby-safe teether wipes
  • STANDING BY OUR BRAND: If you’re reading this, you’ve found a safe toy from a real company and a brand that cares. Since 1978, Manhattan Toy has been a trusted source of imaginative toys for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages
Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads Wood Rattle, Teether, and Clutching Toy
Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads Wood Rattle, Teether, and Clutching Toy

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9. Organic Natural Beech Wood Handcrafted Rattle Toys: 100% Natural Soothing Beechwood Toy (Café Set 3PC)

 

  • Fun Handmade Wooden Teethers
  • Need to grab a coffee, croissant, and perhaps a biscuit? Now your child plays with some handmade beechwood café themed teethers! Beech Trees produce one of the most durable, fine, and odorless organic wood materials in the world. The firmness of beech wood makes it more effective to help soothe any child’s gums. The straight grain of beech wood also makes it easier to clean, and ultimately more long-lasting. These make for the best eco teething toys!
  • Beechwood is one of the top three kinds of wood that have the highest decreasing rate in bacterial growth compared to plastic materials.
  • The straight grain of beech 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.
  • Moisten a clean sponge or damp towel with a very little amount of baby bottle soap and then gently wipe the teether. Then clean the teether with another damp soap-free towel or sponge to gently wipe off the soap. Finally, dry the teether by leaving it out in the open. NEVER use a heating method to dry the teether; Heat dries out the wood and will cause the teether to crack or split.
Organic Natural Beech Wood Handcrafted Rattle Toys: 100% Natural Soothing Beechwood Toy
Organic Natural Beech Wood Handcrafted Rattle Toys: 100% Natural Soothing Beechwood Toy

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10. First Organic Maple Montessori Wood Teether Ring 3″, Fused with Organic Vegan Wax, Handcrafted Toy (1 Ring)- Made in the USA

  • Handcrafted with 100% Organic Maple Wood. The straight grain of maple wood also makes it easier to clean, and ultimately more long-lasting.
  • Boost cognitive development and coordination.
  • 100% BPA, Lead, PVC, and Phthalate Free.
  • Proudly made and sourced from North Carolina, USA.
  • Our teething rings are 100% organic, CPSIA Compliant, and approved by US physicians. Natural wooden teethers are more sustainable, durable, and non-toxic compared to some plastic and gel teethers. In addition, the certified organic vegan oil finish on the maple wood makes it smooth, and long-lasting to use compared to other untreated wooden teethers.
  • Moisten a clean sponge or damp towel with a very little amount of baby bottle soap and then gently wipe the teether. Then clean the teether with another damp soap-free towel or sponge to gently wipe off the soap. Finally, dry the teether by leaving it out in the open. NEVER use a heating method to dry the teether; Heat dries out the wood and will cause the teether to crack or split.
Made in USA - First Organic Maple Montessori Wood Teether Ring 3", Fused with Organic Vegan Wax, Handcrafted Toy (1 Ring)
Made in the USA – First Organic Maple Montessori Wood Teether Ring 3″, Fused with Organic Vegan Wax, Handcrafted Toy (1 Ring)

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Top Baby Wooden Teether Sustainable Toy Companies:

Maple Landmark

Maple Landmark

Maple Landmark Sustainable Mission: “A world of American made wood products”

“At Maple Landmark, we have been making eco-friendly, educational wooden toys, games, and gifts since 1979 at our shop here in Middlebury, Vermont. We pride ourselves on being a local company that supports other local companies that operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. We employ about 40 local folks year around. As a result of these practices we produce products that have always been safe and of superior quality.”

Notes:

Teethers and infant toys- Made in the USA of maple wood. These all-natural unfinished maple teethers come in fun shapes. Maple Landmark makes beautifully crafted heirloom quality wooden infant rattles and toys. One of the best sustainable wooden toy companies on the market today. Made in Vermont, USA. Maple Landmark uses only heirloom quality hardwoods. No plastics. Maple Landmark creates some of the most sustainable wooden toys from birth on. Their schoolhouse and the natural line are free from all dyes, paints, and lacquers only using wood. They source their materials as close to their own workshop factory in Vermont as possible. Maple Landmark is America’s largest producer of sustainable wooden toys.


PlanToys

 

3 Reasons to choose PlanToys for kids!

  1. Firstly, they are passionate about child safety. They pay close attention to the safety standards of their production process. All of their materials are non-toxic and environmentally friendly so parents can let their children play without worry.
  2. Secondly, they help children develop. Every parent wants to see their child successfully grow and develop. They believe that creative and educational play can help them do this! By playing with their educational toys, children learn and evolve in a variety of ways.
  3. Thirdly, they care about the environment. They believe that a quality environment will give rise to quality individuals. At PlanToys, they also use water-based colors that are chemical-free, E-Zero glue that doesn’t contain formaldehyde, and they maximize resource utilization by using leftover sawdust to create a new sustainable material called PlanWood™.

PlanToys Sustainable Mission:

“Since 1981, our mission has been to create a more sustainable world.  We carefully consider the environment and society when it comes to our business practices. We also focus on safety standards and child development in the production process. Also, by applying innovative eco-friendly manufacturing methods and using green materials, we help pave a sustainable path for our children. And in turn, doing our part to protect the beautiful ecosystems and environments that inhabit our planet.” Additionally, to read more about PlanToys Sustainable Mission HERE. To learn more about our favorite sustainable companies, Click HERE.

Made in Thailand of certified chemical-free rubberwood. PlanToys is one of the most sustainable toy companies in the world. Their teethers are made with unfinished wood and water-based natural dyes instead of paints. This is one of my favorite wooden toy companies.


HABA

 

“We understand the value of bringing families together and items that last. As a company, we believe that children are the most important things in life. That’s why it’s our mission to create premium, educational children’s toys to help kids grow into creative, imaginative people.” 

What is HABA’s Sustainable Mission?:

“We produce in harmony with nature.” Active environmental protection and sustainable production have for years formed a solid foundation for their corporate activities. Short distances, modern production technology, and innovative materials are a matter of course for HABA. Made in Germany of FSC certified Beechwood and uses only water-based paints and non-toxic lacquers. For my full in-depth review, check out my post HERE.

Notes: 

Environmental protection is an integral component of the HABA corporate family. The concept of protecting the environment pervades every function and day-to-day work at every company level. Environmental awareness is consistently promoted among their staff by training courses. Their suppliers are integrated into their corporate family’s environmental policy. They actively operate economic protection of the environment. HABA places a premium on and abides by the pertinent environmental legislation and regulations. Production processes have to be continually upgraded. HABA ascertains, evaluates, and minimizes the use of raw materials, emissions, and waste volumes on an ongoing basis.


Manhattan Toy Store

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Investing in Our Future: Where We Are & Where We’re Going

How is Manhattan Toy creating a brighter future for our kids, our community, and the world? They are starting from a solid place and are making progress towards some very lofty goals. They care about the same things you do – joyful moments, inclusivity, supporting our community, and sustainability. Here is where we are today.

Sustainability

“Because we make products for infants and young kids, we have a binding obligation to ensure the future of our planet is the best it can be. We’re actively working to define our long-term goals for sustainability. We’ve started by switching to shipping cartons made from 90% recycled cardboard materials, looking to alternative energy sources, and reducing printed office materials – but there is much more to do. An internal sustainability committee was formed in June of 2021, launching a concerted effort to define and plan the execution of our short and long-term goals.”

Employment

Inclusivity is part of our company culture. Our small but mighty team of 44 full-time employees is composed of over 70% women. This is also reflected in our executive leadership team, led by our female CEO, where the women outnumber the men three to two. Our design team, the masterminds behind our thoughtfully crafted toys, is a culturally diverse group of talented individuals with fashion, illustration, painting, toy engineering, and graphic design backgrounds. While we are proud this is true, diversity and inclusivity are an even higher priority in our hiring process going forward.

Manhattan toys make award-winning cloth dolls and wooden toys such as this “Skwish” toy.  This classic comes in color burst or natural and has been around for 15 + years.


Walnut Tree – Infant Love

walnut tree baby

Walnut Tree Infant Love is an American company that exists with the sole purpose to deliver high-quality baby necessities and child developmental products that not only prepare parents for the challenges of parenthood but also bring fun to the whole family! Quality and delicacy in each product serve as a staple of the Walnut Tree Infant Love promise to create safer and environmentally responsible products for households worldwide.

  • A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Company.
  • Walnut Tree Infant Love closely conducts research and product development with our American pediatrician endorses Dr. Bradley Bradford M.D, and Dr. Steven Twan M.D.
  • Walnut Tree Infant Love is the first brand under Walnut Tree Trade LLC, a global trade company that distributes and wholesale products in the United States.

“We strive to release high-quality and affordable solution-assistive-based products that promote safe, fun, and memorable experiences for parents and their little ones.  Our passion for excellence has driven us from the beginning and continues to propel us into the future. Our team at Walnut Tree Baby is eager to contribute to your wonderful experience using our products.”

*They do not have a clear sustainable mission on their website. I have reached out to them for clarification. They are clearly taking a sustainable approach to children’s toys and this seems to be a matter of simply articulating it.


Conclusion:

Choosing eco-friendly products with babies from start is so important. Focusing on my Top Baby Wooden Teethers is essential to protecting our babies from plastic chemicals and toxins. These aforementioned companies have outstanding reputations and make outstanding products including baby wooden teethers and rattles. Babies are more susceptible to toxins than adults due to their weight/size. Making a simple and sustainable swap with wooden teethers and infant toys is not only good for your baby but for the planet on which they will grow upon. For 5 great tips on avoiding plastics for your child, check out my article “5 Ways to Reduce Plastics for your Child.” If you enjoy these types of articles, please consider subscribing below and enjoy 10% off your first order.

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