Should You Put Teething Toys in the Freezer?

The teething phase can be a challenging time for babies and parents alike, filled with painful crying and restless nibbling. To help soothe their little ones’ sore gums, parents often turn to teething toys, and many tend to put them in the freezer for an extra chill. But… is it safe?

Well, not exactly. While some teething toys are designed to be cooled in a home refrigerator, it’s essential to check the manufacturer’s instructions before tossing them in the freezer. Generally, it’s safest to opt for cooling rather than freezing. The main reason is that teething toys can become too hard when put in the freezer, which can in turn harm your baby’s super delicate gums.

If you do choose to freeze your baby’s teething toys after all, be sure to monitor them closely. Remove the toys from the freezer at the first sign of damage or wear and always supervise your baby when chewing on them.

And a final word of advice: When in doubt, consult with your pediatrician for guidance. They can advise on recommended materials or offer the right teething remedies for your little one.