If you’re looking for the best teething products in Australia, then chances are, you’ve got a baby that is showing signs of teething. Extra dribble, extra swollen gums, extra grizzle, extra cuddles and not a lot of sleep for either of you!

Yep, Mumma, we know the feeling. We’ve been there, done it and tried ALL the teething toys along the way. We also gathered our best teething products to tackle this tricky time, including gels, toys, bibs, and more.

Every child is different when it comes to what works for them and their teething needs but we put these teething products through the paces and are happy to give them all our big Mum Central thumbs up!

But before we get to the best teething products, let’s first wrap our heads around the joy that is teething.

Arm yourself with the right tools to tackle teething with ease. Source: Bigstock

Teething 101

Fun fact: Babies have 20 toothy pegs to sprout in the first three years of life. So that means they’ll be going through teething troubles 20 times!

When can you expect the ‘fun’ to begin? In general, teething starts around the 4-8 month marker with the final teeth sprouting up around 23-33 months.

While every baby’s different, a handy teething chart giving an idea of what to expect when. Source: Bubs & Co

What are the signs of teething?

Before you see a toothy peg, you may notice your tot is:

  • Extra irritable and restless. During the day and during the night too.
  • Pulling at their ears and a slightly raised temperature. However, this could be a sign of something else like an infection.
  • Rubbing their chin and cheeks. Red cheeks can also be a sign of teething.
  • Chomping down on anything. Your finger, a toy, their fists. All tell-tale signs that their mouth is not happy!
  • Extra dribbles. The extra spit may cause a bit of a rash of their face too.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Coughing and gagging. This is due to the excess saliva pooling in the baby’s mouth.

Here’s the thing about teething – it can take a long time for a tooth to make it through the gums so your little one could be showing all the signs of teething for weeks, even months before that toothy peg makes its appearance.

That’s why having a range of teething products on hand, ready to go, can help them with any pain that comes with the lengthy teething process.

teething toys for ouchy gums


Mum Central’s top teething products of 2022

BEST TEETHING TOY:

Sophie la girafe

sophie la girafe best teething toys 2022
Source: Sophie la girafe

Price: $39.10
Where to buy: Les Folies and most baby retailers

Is there a giraffe out there more loved than Sophie? To a teething tot, not a chance! Sophie la girafe has been a staple in the teething world for over 60 years now. Handmade in France. Sophie la girafe is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the latex of the Hevea tree, and is painted with high-quality food grade paint.

There’s so many things to love about Sophie. She can be chewed from head to toe, she is soft all over and babies love to explore gnashing on Sophie’s horns and ears. Sophie la girafe is great for tots new to the teething world getting those first toothy pegs but her long legs are also ideal for older teething tots getting those pesky molars during late-stage teething.

Tested and controlled at all manufacturing stages, every Sophie la girafe is also given a tracking number to ensure optimal quality control. Since her creation, 70 million units of the legendary giraffe have been sold throughout the world and she is now exported to 85 countries. Go Sophie!


BEST SILICONE TEETHER: 

One.Chew.Three Personalised Silicone Name Teether

Price: $27.95
Where to buy: One.Chew.Three

Source: One. Chew. Three

Both pretty and practical, these teethers make a beautiful keepsake as well as a satisfying chew toy for tots. These are One.Chew.Three’s best-sellers and it’s easy to see why.

Available in three gorgeous styles too – choose from the DUO and RATTLE beechwood designs or the all silicone GUMMI option.

The DUO features a large beechwood ring to chomp down on and a silky smooth, beaded silicone ring to massage sore gums.  RATTLE is a fun, sensory teething toy with two small beechwood rings on a beaded silicone ring for baby to shake, rattle and chew. GUMMI features two silicone rings and being 100% silicone, you can pop it in the fridge or freezer for extra teething relief! These are modern and very practical teethers at their best!

Independently tested and certified to Australian standards, these are handmade with love in One.Chew.Three’s Sunshine Coast studio. Each teether comes packaged in a ‘My Teether’ calico pouch, perfect for storing your teether between chomp sessions.

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BEST FOOD FEEDER: 

Cherub Baby Fresh Food Feeder and Teether

Price: $19.99
Where to buy: Cherub Baby

Source: Cherub Baby

The award-winning baby silicone feeder and teether by Cherub Baby is a huge hit for teething tots. It’s also a great way to introduce them to solids too. While the Cherub Baby Fresh Food Feeder and Teether are new to the market. they have already taken home the “Product of the Year” in the 2021 Baby and Maternity Awards, so that speaks volumes already!

Made from the highest quality food grade stain-resistant silicone and incorporating an anti-microbial coating that reduces microbes on the surface, the teether is safer and more hygienic than other models. The Koala’s right ear also doubles as a gel applicator (such as teething gel) and pre-training toothbrush. How cool!

Add food to the pure silicone fresh food feeder pouch and let bub munch away. To use as a teething toy simply turn the feeder upside down and let your baby chew and suck on the textured bumps that massage and soothe sore gums.

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BEST WRIST TEETHER

b.box wrist teether

Price: $12.95
Where to buy: b.box 

Source B.Box

One of the newest teethers to hit the market this year is b.box’s wrist teether and it gets our vote for the best wrist teether of 2022. Designed to grasp or wear as a bracelet, the varied textures gently massage sore gums and spark curiosity.

It ticks all the teething toy boxes too: made from soft, food-grade silicone, lightweight, easy to hold and steriliser and dishwasher safe (top rack only).  The bracelet stretches comfortably over baby’s wrist for the ultimate multi-sensory experience and added hygiene, plus it will help “stop the drop’.

It’s suitable for babies 3+ months and we love the foxy design!  We also love how it’s designed to grow with your teething tot. Use the little fox’s head to help soothe sore gums when those first milk teeth are on their way or the textured body or tail when the back molars arrive.


BEST TEETHING GEL: 

Bubs & Co® Teething Gel 

Price: $11.49
Where to buy: Available in all leading pharmacies.

Bubs & Co® Teething Gel, available in a 15g tube. Provides soothing relief from the pain and discomfort associated with infant teething disorders, mouth ulcers and sores. Always read the label. This medicine may not be right for your baby. Read the warnings before purchase. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional. Incorrect use could be harmful. Not suitable for babies under 4 months. Do not use if your baby has a stomach ulcer. Unless a doctor has told you to, do not use in children under 16 years of age with or recovering from chicken pox, influenza or fever. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Excessive or prolonged use can be harmful. Take extra care when using this gel on your baby, excessive doses or overuse of this product can be toxic. If symptoms persist seek medical or dental advice. Keep out of reach of children. This preparation is for the relief of minor and temporary ailments and should be used strictly as directed. Contains saccharin. Contains cetalkonium chloride as preservativel.

There are a number of teething gels on the market, but what makes Bubs & Co® Teething Gel different is that it is the FIRST AND ONLY ALCOHOL-FREE teething gel with choline salicylate in Australia! 

Bubs & Co® Teething Gel works by providing soothing relief from the pain and discomfort associated with infant teething.  Not only alcohol-free, but also sugar-free and contains no artificial colours so you can treat teething pain with confidence. Even better, one tube could last the duration of your baby’s teething journey! Store your tube in the medicine cabinet and use it when needed. Apply a pea-sized amount to a clean finger and gently massage on the affected area to provide teething pain relief. Do not apply more often than once every 3 hours

Our mums recently reviewed Bubs & Co Teething Gel and gave it a wonderful 8.6/10read the review to find out exactly what they had to say and watch what they loved so much about it in our video review.


BEST TEETHING MITT:

Becalm Teething Mitten- Happy Hand

Price: $16.95
Where to buy: Becalm

Source: Be Calm

There’s a lot to love about a teething mitten and the Becalm Teething Mitten is an excellent example. Made from flexible silicone for a soft chew, the Mitt fits over your baby’s hand and comes with an adjustable Velcro strap to ensure it stays put!

It protects the hand from becoming sore and can be washed to 30 degrees. It’s also suitable for bubs 3 to 12 months and can be used on the left or right hand – whichever one your baby prefers to munch on!

Designed to be soft on your baby’s gums and made from 100% food-grade silicone, it’s no wonder the Happy Hand is a favourite with families!


BEST TEETHING BIB: 

Tommee Tippee Teethe ‘n Chew Bib

Price: From $5.70
Where to buy: Big W or Woolworths

Source: Tommee Tippee

A good bib is a must for dribbly babies and the Tommee Tippee bandana bibs are perfect for catching dribbles AND easing the pain of sore gums. Not to mention just how cute they look!

The funky bib is super soft and comes with a textured teether at the tip. How smart! The bibs come in a range of gorgeous colours and designs and are made from 100% easy-clean cotton, machine-washable and adorable too.


BEST COOL TEETHER:

The Teething Egg

Price: $24.95
Where to buy: Baby Bunting

Source: The Teething Egg

Now, this teether is sure to get your baby egg-cited! It’s shaped like an egg and delivers a mouthful of teething relief. This clever little egg comes with heaps of awards and contains no nasties. It’s also non-porous so it doesn’t harbour bacteria or mould.

Dishwasher and steam steriliser safe, the Teething Egg can also be refrigerated for a cooling, soothing sensation. It’s also a great dummy replacement, is orthodontic friendly and promotes the natural development of teeth and gums. Egg-cellent!


BEST TOOTHBRUSH:

Jack N’ Jill Tickle Tooth Sonic Toothbrush

Price: $24.95
Where to buy: Wellbeing Island

 

Source: Jack n’ Jill

Designed especially for babies 0-3 years of age, this battery-operated toothbrush isn’t exactly a ‘teething’ product but it does involve baby’s teeth so we’ve included it in our best teething product roundup for 2022.

The Sonic Toothbrush comes with two unique brush heads for both babies 0-18 months and 18-36 months, plus a fun light timer with a two-minute auto shut off to ensure they stick with brushing long enough.

It also features a 30-second pulse reminder to teach kids how to move the brush and extra soft bristles for cute handles for small hands. The perfect first toothbrush!


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Author

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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