Bumkins Nintendo Controller Silicone Teether

Last updated date: March 17, 2020

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Choose from a variety of throwback Nintendo-themed designs with this teether, including the Bumkins Nintendo Controller Silicone Teether, shaped like a 1990s-era Nintendo game controller. The fun designs make this the perfect gift for that baby shower you're attending, especially if either of the parents is a gamer. The silicone build makes it perfect for relieving sore gums. In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the Bumkins Bumkins Nintendo Controller Silicone Teether placed 1st when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 18, 2020:
Checkout The Best Teether For Babies for a detailed review of all the top teethers for babies.

Expert Summarized Score
1 expert reviews
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2,407 user reviews
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What experts liked
The Nintendo Entertainment System Silicone Teether is for ages 3 months and up. Babies are not going to have a clue what Nintendo is, but parents who loved playing Nintendo in the 1990s are going to think it's really funny to give their baby a teether that looks like their beloved Nintendo controller. This would make a funny baby shower gift for a Nintendo fan.
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

Bumkins Silicone Teethers soothe babies’ sore gums. Made from silicone that’s flexible and gentle enough when your baby wants soft pressure on their gums. Texture massages and provides relief to gums while allowing your baby to explore shapes. May be chilled for added relief. Multiple textures, color, shape and the easy to grasp design help in development of sensory and motor skills. For ages 3 mos and up.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Bumkins Nintendo Controller Silicone Teether
Overall Score: 9.9
Expert Reviews: 1
2. RaZbaby RaZ-Berry Silicone Teether
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 1
3. Nuby Silicone Teether with Bristles
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 1
4. Baby Banana Banana Toothbrush & Teether
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
5. Vulli Sophie La Girafe So Pure Teether
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
6. baby elefun BPA Free Silicone Elephant Teething Toy
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Infantino Good Bites Textured Carrot Teether
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Bright Starts Stay Cool Teethers
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 2
10. green sprouts Cooling Teether
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
11. sweetbee Buzzy Bee Silicone Teether Toy
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
12. Mombella Elephant Silicone Baby Teething Toy
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Teethers For Babies

Teething can be tough, both for babies and their parents. As teeth begin to break the surface of gums, infants experience discomfort, often leading to fussiness, difficulty sleeping, irritability and loss of appetite. Parents can soothe sore gums by rubbing a finger along them but having something to chew on can also offer some relief.

Many parents use teethers to get their infants through those tough months. Typically made from soft materials like silicon, these devices are specifically made to provide comfort. Some parents find that keeping teethers in the refrigerator between uses can provide even more relief.

When you’re considering buying a teether, though, there are several things to consider. The first thing you’ll probably notice is the many fun shapes and sizes teethers come in. Bright colors and shapes like bananas can make them a little more like a toy for infants. But if you’re giving one as a baby shower gift, there are many nostalgic-shaped teethers designed to make parents smile.

Safety is always a consideration with a product you buy for a child. Look specifically for a teether that’s free of BPA and phthalates, both of which continue to be a concern for parents. You should also search for a teether that resists bacteria and consider buying a carrying case to keep your teether clean while storing it in your diaper bag.

DYWM Fun Fact

In addition to providing relief, chewing serves a very useful purpose when a baby is teething. By chewing, an infant massages the gums, helping the teeth come in correctly. If you’re breastfeeding, it may help to know that breast milk includes analgesic, which naturally soothes the baby. If you don’t have a teether, or you simply want to try something different, wet a washcloth and keep it in the fridge a while, then let your baby chew on it for extra relief. Your pediatrician can recommend some infant-safe toothpaste that you can use to begin to brush your infant’s teeth as they emerge.

The Teether For Baby Buying Guide

  • Teethers come in a variety of styles and designs. Your child may not appreciate that nostalgic teether design, but it will be fun to show off to friends, so feel free to indulge.
  • The weight and size of your teether can make it tough for your baby to hold. Look for a smaller, more lightweight design that will work well hands free. If not, make sure your baby will be able to grip the pacifier to hold it in place.
  • Teethers are designed to sooth the gums while teeth are coming in. Once your infant has several teeth in place, though, consider that the bristles built into some pacifiers can be easily chewed off. That could become a choking hazard. Keep a close eye on your baby if you decide to continue to use the teether after teeth have come through.
  • The recommended age range should be listed on the package. Typically, babies will begin to show symptoms of teething around four to six months of age.
  • Some textures are built to massage the gums while the baby uses it. This can provide extra relief.
  • In addition to soothing gums, teethers can be useful in helping babies develop sensory and motor skills. This comes from the colors and shapes of the teether you choose.