Little Teether Teething Blog

How To Clean Teething Products

How To Clean Teething Products

Thank goodness for teething toys and teether necklaces. Our little babes would not make it through the teething stages without it. I am sure, if your little one is like mine, she is constantly putting her teething toys in her mouth and drooling all over the whole thing. Since, the toys and necklaces are constantly going in our babies' mouths then they should also be as clean as possible and germ free. 

Here are some easy cleaning hacks to get your teething products sparkling clean. 

Dishwasher Top Rack - Since the our products are made of silicon just throw your teethers or teething necklaces in the top reach of your dishwasher. I like to do this when I don't really have the time to wash it by hand. When I am about to turn the dishwasher on I just throw all the silicone toys in there really quickly. 

Boiling - Just like bottles or nipples you can boil your teething products. Grab a pot and make sure there is enough water to bring it to a boil. Or bring a kettle of hot water to a boil and pour over the teethers. Let them boil for at least a few minutes. 

Hand wash and scrub - Take a bottle brush or a sponge and clean with hot water and dish soap. This might be a good step to do if you do choose to boil or sterilize them. Get them extra, extra clean!

Sterilize steam bags - Grab a sterilizer bag from Medela or Dr. Brown and throw your teething toys or necklaces in them too. Pop the bag in the microwave and wait a few minutes while it does the job in sterilizing for you.

White Vinegar and Water - Mix one part water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray down the toys and then wipe down. Or mix the parts in a bowl and let the teething toy sit for a bit.

Cleaning your teething toys and necklaces can be made easier with these mom hacks. If your little one is teething, Little Teethers makes the perfect toy for baby or teething necklace for both mom and baby. 

Kelsey Glynn is a blogger and owner of Social Graces, a business to support others in their social media needs. She is a contributing blog writer for East Valley Moms Blog, a social media content creator, and an avid photo taker. You can catch her adventuring around AZ and living the mom life on Instagram.

Must Have Nursing Products

Must Have Nursing Products

Let's face it, nursing can be hard and intimidating at times. From one breastfeeding mom to another here is my must-have nursing products that have made my nursing journey a breeze. 

Read more

Our Mom Boss Squad - National BFF Day

Our Mom Boss Squad - National BFF Day

We are celebrating National Best Friends Day with shouting out our Mom Boss Squad. These companies are run by incredible women that we love and appreciate. Read who is in Little Teether's squad!

Read more

Surviving Road Trips with Kids

Surviving Road Trips with Kids

Road Trips! People have mixed emotions about road trips. I have personally always loved them. I love travel - flying, driving, cruising - you name it! It's fun to get away and it's fun to mix up you're routine a little bit. But, along with the fun comes a lot of stress - making sure you have everything booked that you need to, packing all the right things, not forgetting anything, setting up anything at your home before you leave (pet sitters, mail delivery, etc). And then you add kids to the mix. If you're traveling with kids, it's a whole new ballgame. You will thank me for these 5 tips and necessities for traveling with kids. 

1. Have a bag for each kid that you keep by their seat. Consider these emergency bags. This isn't the bag of toys or snacks. This is a bag of diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, common medicines they may need, bandaids, etc. Each kids bag will be different dependent on their age and needs but these are things that you don't want to have to go digging through your suitcase for when there's an "emergency"on the road. 


2. Download new Apps or Movies on your smart devices. If you aren't opposed to screen time on the road trip, download some apps or tv shows/movies that won't need Wifi. If it's something your kid hasn't seen before, it's likely to hold their attention longer. Again, these downloads will be different depending on the age of the kid. We LOVE the Homer app for our girls. It's educational and super interactive and they give you material based on your child's education level (it will ask questions at the beginning to determine this). 

3. Snacks! Snacks! And more Snacks! In our family, we do trivia questions for the good snacks (fruit snacks, chocolate, skittles, gummy bears). My husband and I come up with the questions for each girl based on what they would know. For our 3 year old, things like, "Name a fruit that grows on a tree". If she gets it right, she gets to choose a fun snack. This helps to pass the time and helps prevent them from inhaling a whole bag of skittles in 30 seconds. In addition to the FUN snacks, we bring a VARIETY of all type of snacks - chips, trail mix, dried fruit, veggie straws, nuts, etc. And don't forget to have a few beverage options (but limit the intake, for obvious reasons). You can't have enough snacks! 

 

4. A new gift! I always have something new for each kid. I try to not break it out until we've exhausted all other options. It brings some excitement later in the trip. Sometimes it's something they've been wanting, other times it's something that just makes sense for a road trip. Just something fun, new, easy to travel with. Don't forget to get a gift for the hubby too! 

 

5. HYPE UP THE TRIP. My mom always did this when we were little and it made us SO EXCITED for trips. Talk about it days before the trip. Get new pjs for your kids to wear in the car. Get them a new, fun blanket or pillow or stuffed animal (again, age dependent). Tell them that you have fun surprises for them throughout the trip. Have them help as much as they can with packing, looking at maps, figuring out where to stop for lunch. Make everything so fun for them so that it is the best time for everyone. 

Traveling was intended to be fun! So as stressful as it gets, remember the whole intention of the trip! Turn on some fun music, have some mini dance parties. Be prepared for lots of stops - account for a few extra hours of travel time. And don't forget to take lots of pictures! Have a blast! 

We'd love to hear any tips you have! Or any must-have toys for travel!