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The Teething Egg…you’ve seen this advertised all over the place. What exactly is it, and does it work?
The Teething Egg is a teether shaped like an egg with a shaker inside of it. It is made out of a soft, rubbery like material, which the manufacturer states is an FDA food grade TPE material. It does not contain any BPA, BPS, PVC, Phthalate, Metal, Latex, or Lead. The teething egg’s claim to fame is that the round, smooth surface provides even coverage for both top and bottom gums. The idea being that it provides stable counter pressure on the gums, helping to give your baby some relief from those inflamed gums. They also tout that babies are instinctively drawn to the round shape of the egg since it is reminiscent of a breast.
Additionally the Teething Egg can be placed in the refrigerator, providing a cooling and calming sensation for baby’s tender gums. The teething eggs are currently listed at $19.99 on the manufacturers website and come in 6 different colors. If you are interested, the product is available here.
Our experience with the teething egg:
We have had this teether for many months, and my daughter did seem to enjoy it quite a bit when we initially introduced it. However, in a short time she became uninterested it and rarely picked it up anymore. It was also a bit difficult for her to handle due to its weight, especially when she was younger (and actually used teethers more). This directly contradicts the manufacturer’s claims that it is lightweight. Here is a breakdown of the pros and cons of the Teething Egg:
- I absolutely loved that the teething egg came on a lanyard with a clip! This made it a great teether for on the go when others inevitably got dropped under a dirty restaurant table just when we needed it most.
- Easy to keep clean. There are no pores, holes, or soft surfaces to clean on the teething egg, so it is super easy to wash and sanitize over and over again. It’s even dishwasher safe, so you can always just toss it in your dishwasher and let it get washed.
- It’s nice that there are a variety of colors to choose from, not a big determining factor for me personally, but others may enjoy the selection.
- Safe to use – no harsh chemicals are used in the eggs and there are no sharp edges or pieces that could potentially break off easily unlike some other teethers.
- High Quality Teether – This teether is extremely well-made and durable. Even with taking this on the go in my diaper bag for months and testing with multiple children for the review, the teether really held up and showed no significant signs of wear.
- Compared to other teething toys on the market, the teething egg is a bit boring. There is a single texture and color, and my baby got bored with it very quickly.
- For such a simple toy, the price point at $19.99 is also notably higher than many other teethers on the market.
- In contradiction to the way it is advertised, I found the teething egg to be fairly heavy. This is especially true compared to other teethers, making it a bit unwieldy to hold for little hands. This means if your baby is smaller, you may have to hold it up for them to chew on instead of relying on them to pick it up and soothe themselves.
Bottom line review of the teething egg:
Did the Teething Egg enthrall my baby and instantly become her favorite teether? No, it didn’t. That is not to say it could not work for your child, but my little girl had a very short-lived interest in this product. Some babies do just not take well to the round simple shape of the teething egg and would prefer something with a little more variety that is a little easier to work with to get their mouth around. If you have tried multiple other teethers unsuccessfully, it may be worth a shot since every child is different. Ultimately, I cannot say it worked well for us, and I cannot recommend forking over nearly 20 bucks for it.
Here are a couple of teethers that I do recommend as alternatives to the teething egg:
- This Baby Banana Infant Toothbrush – Hands down, this was my daughter’s favorite teether. I think she really liked that it had handles she could grip and the texture of the toothbrush-like bristles on her gums.
- My second child loves these Teething Tubes. They are super lightweight, easy for baby to grip, easy to clean and it works for both the front teeth and molars.
- These soft fruit-shaped teethers – I received a couple of these as a gift. To my surprise, these ended up being another one of my daughter’s favorite go-to teether choices.
If you have tried the Teething Egg yourself, please leave a comment below with your experience and thoughts on it. If you’re interested in a full review of other baby teethers, including my top 10 choices, check out this post.
For more baby product reviews, check out my review on the Keekaroo Peanut Changer here.