This is an eco-happy news for babies!
i wonder, since it's biodegradable, does it umm decompose while in the baby's mouth? biodegradable stuff tend to break down after about 6 months in the landfill. by that time the baby's outgrown it? :) smart strategy!! :)
Ha, ha. I like your thought about that. If it can decompose in a baby's mouth, I don't think the baby would be happy to find out the toy is almost gone! Or perhaps the baby will grow into a very eco-conscious being! And I guess freecycle doesn't apply this toy at all.*ring* *ring*- Yes?-Do you have a teeth rattler to spare? -Nope. It biodegraded in the baby's mouth.- Ah shucks, thanks anyway. *hangs up the phone*
there are also other great approaches to teething...dipping a rag in breastmilk and freezing it, frozen carrots if starting solids, using wooden teething toys (unfinished or finished with beeswax or safe oil), even amber teething necklaces.. they all work really great. pretty cool, huh?
amber teething necklaces?? i just googled it up and wow i have to get one eventually. thanks, marisa!
That's awesome Marisa! Something to keep in mind and will share with my family for my nieces and great niece and nephew. Not sure if they'll do it but I will with my future kids! :)
yeah! when i first heard about amber teething necklaces--i thought it was absolutely silly.. but i learned that when it comes in contact with body heat, it releases succinic acid (which is a pain reliever).. and europeans have been using them for centuries. it has to be baltic amber, though. it works really well.. and is very, very cute! ;)
Can you recommend websites for amber necklaces please?? Id love to get one!!
www.inspiredbyfinn.com is a good one. i'm not sure about other ones, but it has to be baltic amber and a good way to find out is heating a pin with a candle and poking it in the necklace--if it melts, it's resin.