It’s completely natural for babies to chew and bite on everything in their teething phase. If you are worried about germs and bacteria making your lil’one sick, our Maplewood teethers are the perfect solution. Unlike plastic, which is a disaster for your child’s as well as the environment’s health, wood is naturally anti-bacterial and has antimicrobial properties. Bacteria cannot survive on the surface of our natural Maplewood teethers providing your lil’one with unrestricted creativity and fun. Wood is also a natural material, which is 100% recyclable and is also more durable if handled with proper care. Our teethers are finished with natural oils that make you forget all your worries and relax.
Plastic exposes your child to harmful and toxic chemicals that can have dangerous and long-term effects on your child’s growth. One of the most dangerous compounds found in plastic is Bisphenol A, also known as BPA that mimics the effects of estrogen in children (and adults), and can interfere with hormonal levels and cell signalling systems. Studies have shown that BPA causes permanent and long-lasting damage to your infant’s health. Other chemicals like formaldehyde and PVC, can actually trigger the production of cancerous tissues in our bodies along with causing chronic diseases like asthma and obesity.
Many teethers have BPAs in them, and while the number is rapidly declining given all the recent publicity about them, it’s better to play it safe and avoid using plastic when it comes to mouth-specific items for your baby like teethers, pacifiers, nipples, etc.
Latex teethers are also no-nos, known to leak low levels of nitrosamines, a known carcinogen. Still, other teething toys are made with diisononyl phthalate (DINP) or phthalate esters, which can be released during sterilization.
Silicone and 100% rubber are safe and toxin-free options for your baby’s delicate mouth, and excellent choices for making nipples and pacifiers, but tend to be too soft and malleable for teething toys. So this leaves us.. wooden teethers!