Is baby teether safe? Studies found baby teether can have developmental, reproductive, and neurological effects, and can cause liver cancer, and thyroid.
Hello, I have 4 months old daughter. Should I give her a baby teether so that she can get relieved? The findings suggest babies who chew on teethers may be ingesting small doses of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), a variety of chemicals that can potentially interfere with hormones and have harmful developmental, reproductive, and neurological effects. Also, some teethers release triclosan, an antimicrobial linked to liver cancer, and others contained parabens, a type of preservatives linked to thyroid problems. What should I do? Should I give her teether or try home remedies? Please suggest!!!
@abeline Most of the teethers were labeled BPA-free or non-toxic, all of them contained BPA, the study found. Babies suck on teethers, the presence of potentially harmful chemicals on the surface is concerning. My suggestion would be to avoid its use. You can Massage the gums by gently rubbing them with your clean finger, keep her gums cool, and if it doesn’t get better contact the doctor and give her prescribed medications. Thanks!