Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys

Last updated date: July 24, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Teething Rings and dug through the reviews from 13 of the most popular review sites including Net Parents, Best Mom Products, Mom Loves Best, Mom n Kids, Heavy, Verywell Family, Mom Junction, Product Expert, My Babies Planet, Tot Safe, Parents Need To Know, The Guide For Toys, Made For Mums and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Teething Ring you should buy.

Overall Take

Although the Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys are on the lower end in price, they have a lot to offer. Not only are they fun to play with, but they also contain a non-toxic gel that cools in the refrigerator. The cold temperature provides relief to sore gums. As an added bonus, the texture of the keys is designed to help assist the teeth in breaking through the gums. In our analysis of 105 expert reviews, the Nuby Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 24, 2019:
Checkout The Best Teething Ring for a detailed review of all the top teething rings.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
3,679 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Great for chilling in the fridge and provide cold, soothing relief for the gums. These teethers are also made of different surfaces, helping the baby soothe the particular part that they need.
- Net Parents
Babies can hold on to the ring, and many enjoy shaking it and manipulating it as well, so it is good for practicing fine motor control.
- Best Mom Products
They’re affordable, so it’s no big deal if you lose one.
- Mom Loves Best
It carries a nontoxic gel that tastes soothing to babies and provides mild cooling to the gums. The textured surface helps in stimulating sore gums of babies.
- Mom n Kids
Multiple surfaces for teething to assist in the eruption of front, middle and back teeth.
- Heavy
This gel teether from Nuby provides icy relief in a fun key form, so not only will your baby like to munch on this, they'll also want to touch and feel this in their hands.
- Verywell Family
The toy is one of the few teethers that reach the back molars as well. It is colorful and can be frozen as well.
- Mom Junction
What we also think is great about this teether, is the design of the keys which feature different lumps, bumps, nobbles and ridges which all sort but hard enough to aid cutting in teeth.
- Product Expert
With its multiple teething surfaces, and options when it comes to having different teething toys to play with the IcyBite Keys Teether from Nuby gives parents a great option to have for their child while they are going through a painful time.
- My Babies Planet
The Nuby’s Gel Keys are simply amazing when it comes to distracting babies and helping them develop their teeth more efficiently. They are actually outstandingly entertaining, as they come in various colors and are much more interactive than many other teething toys.
- Tot Safe
It’s colorful, it makes jangly noises and the surface of the keys are wonderfully multi-textured.The tops of the keys are made of soft plastic which is perfect for chewing.
- Parents Need To Know
Refrigerated keys can help soothe sore gums.
- The Guide For Toys
January 19, 2016 | Full review
It is a fun, colourful product, easy for little hands to hold – and good for babies to play with whether teething or not. Handily, the product uses PureIce Gel, which stays cooler for longer compared to water filled teethers – just chill in the fridge for a while for a more soothing effect.
- Made For Mums
What experts didn't like
May be hard to fit the baby keys in the mouth. The keys don’t separate from the ring and may be cumbersome for a baby to handle. Also make sure not to boil or sterilize these as they will melt.
- Net Parents
Some purchasers report that their babies had trouble gripping the ring and getting the soft part of the key in their mouths.
- Best Mom Products
Because of all the nooks and crannies on this toy, it can be hard to clean thoroughly.
- Mom Loves Best
It cannot be sterilized.
- Mom n Kids
Rings cannot be removed from key ring.
- Heavy
A little bigger design than most.
- Tot Safe
Cannot be frozen.
- The Guide For Toys
January 19, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys contains nontoxic purIce gel that lets it stay cool for a long time. Its cool textured surface soothes and stimulates sore gums. The teething nubs can help massage tender gums. The bright colorful shapes stimulate your baby visually and also help with eye-hand coordination. Age: 3 months and up Features Helps in eye hand coordination Bright and colorful shapes Teething nubs help massage tender gums Textured surface soothes and stimulates sore gums Contains nontoxic purIce gel Stays cool for long time Durable Product.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 19
2. Bright Starts Lots of Links
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Comotomo Silicone Baby Teether
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 16
4. Nuby Wacky Teething Ring
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
5. RaZbaby RaZ-Berry Silicone Teether
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Nuby Silicone TeeThe-EEZ Teether with Bristles
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 12
7. Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 13
8. Nuby Soothing Teething Mitten with Hygienic Travel Bag
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Bonbino Teether Rings
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 7
10. Bright Starts Chill & Teethe Teething Toy
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Teething Rings

On average, a baby gets his or her first tooth around the age of 6 months, although this can happen as early as 3 months. The teething process can be quite uncomfortable for bab, and during that time, you may notice more mouthing of objects, excessive drooling and irritability. Fortunately, there are teething rings you can use to help your precious angel get relief.

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When shopping for teething rings, it is important to make sure the item is BPA, latex and phthalate-free. Your infant is going to be mouthing the rings, and you don’t want him or her ingesting any toxins.

Next, examine the construction of the teething ring to make sure it won’t come apart in your baby’s mouth. For example, the Comotomo Silicone Baby Teether was made using a non-choking design. Parents can feel at ease when giving this teething ring to their child.

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While looking at the design, determine whether the handle is made for tiny fingers and easy to hold. Even if your baby is too young to hold the teether at first, you want him to be able to hold it himself later on.

Check that the teething ring is able to provide relief for your baby. The Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys features Nuby’s PurICE technology that cools when placed in the refrigerator. The lower temperature gently cools your baby’s sore gums.

Some teething rings offer more than one benefit, like the Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether. This teether can be placed in the refrigerator, like the Nuby, but it also has soft silicone bristles that allow you to introduce teeth brushing to your baby. This gets your baby used to the practice and reinforces good oral hygiene habits at an early age.

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Consider buying items that are complementary to the teething ring. Bright Starts Lots of Links are toy links that can be chewed on, but work best to attach toys and teething rings to car seats, play gyms and bouncy seats.

DYWM Fun Fact

Back in the 1700s, babies born into wealthy families used teethers made by silversmiths. They were constructed from either gold or sterling silver and cost a pretty penny. The Colonials were not aware of the dangers these teethers posed, however, as they were made with several small parts.

Today, money doesn’t have to be an issue when it comes to teething rings. You can buy them cheaply in department and grocery stores. Another option is to use items you already have in your home. For example, a cool washcloth or spoon can be placed on the baby’s gums, and it will do help ease the infant’s pain, just like a teething ring.

The Teething Ring Buying Guide

  • Some teethers require parents to sterilize them in a pot of boiling water before the first use. Make sure you fully read the handling and care instructions on the product label.
  • Always check to see if the teething ring can be placed in the dishwasher. Those that can’t must be cleaned by hand, using warm water and mild liquid soap. Rinse thoroughly and then dry the teether with a lint-free cloth.
  • Never place a teething ring in the freezer. Refrigerators get the teethers cold enough to provide relief to your baby without the risk of bruising the gums or getting frostbite.
  • If your baby develops a fever or isn’t getting enough relief from the teether, you may also need to administer an infant pain reliever. Talk to your pediatrician to determine the best pain reliever, the correct dosage amount and the recommended dosing schedule.
  • When choosing a teething ring for an older baby, you want to make sure that the ring’s design reaches the back molars. First molars generally make their appearance somewhere around 13 to 19 months of age. Second molars are expected sometime between 23 and 33 months.
  • Some teething rings come with textured surfaces. These are designed to help emerging teeth break through the gums. They are also great for massaging baby’s gums.
  • As soon as your baby’s first tooth appears, you can begin using a toothbrush. Soft bristles are a must, and it is recommended that you use water with a smidge of fluoride toothpaste that is no bigger than a grain of rice.
  • Fortunately, each of the teething rings comes at an affordable price.