My daughter is cutting her first tooth! A milestone that is both exciting and tormenting. She is, needless to say, chewing on everything – whether I like it or not. So I was really excited to get my hands on some of the cool teething jewelry on the market to review with her. I recently received both the Oh Plah bracelet from Roundhouse Designs and the Teething Bling necklace from Smart Mom to review. Within seconds of putting them on, my five month old immediately noticed them and dove in to try and grab them. So did my three year old, actually.
Brightly colored and made of a medical grade thermoplastic- non-toxic, bacteria resistant, and free of lead, latex, PVC, BPA and phthalates – the Oh Plah bracelet is super flexible and super durable. When your little one decides to rip if off your wrist (and I know mine will) there is no need to flinch – she won’t hurt herself or the bracelet. It’s totally safe for your little one to put in her mouth, has been put through extensive safety tests, and it will stand up to their test of time without looking worn or damaged from extensive bending.
It also dries really fast, so if you decide to wash it off after they’ve man handled it (or if you don’t take it off while washing dishes) it will dry quickly enough that you won’t need to go find a towel or let it air dry before wearing it again.
Not only is this bracelet a great recyclable, non-toxic teething friendly piece of jewelry – it can be useful, too. Use it to keep track of which side you last nursed on by switching it from one wrist to another. Distract your fussy baby in the checkout aisle. Let your preschoolers have fun playing dress up with “mom’s jewelry.” This one is definitely mom, baby and kid approved.
This donut shaped pendant from Smart Mom Jewelry is known as “teething bling” – you can buy it in a variety of solid colors and patterns and they also sell coordinating bangles, key chains and heart shaped pendants. Made from a food-safe, phthalate-free, federally-approved silicone – these necklaces are another great option for accessories that your little one can man handle to their gum’s content.
It comes on a black cord with a breakaway clasp so you don’t have to worry about your child breaking the chain (or hurting themselves or you) if they pull too hard. I got the turquoise pendant and love the overall look of the necklace and the durability is again very nice. The teething bling is even dishwasher friendly (the oh plah bracelet, by the way, is not dishwasher friendly – just a heads up if anyone really would wash their jewelry that way)!
These necklaces are really popular – even celebrities like Denise Richards and Jodie Sweeten are sporting them – and I’ve personally wanted one since my first son was teething – I’m so glad I finally got to try one out with my second child!
Both pieces of jewelry retail at around $20 and I’d highly recommend them to anyone who wants a great eco-friendly, non-toxic accessory that’s kid friendly and cute.
Thanks to Chic Execs for coordinating these review opportunities.