Nuby Soothing Teething Mitten with Hygienic Travel Bag

Last updated date: July 1, 2019

DWYM Score

8.2

Nuby Soothing Teething Mitten with Hygienic Travel Bag

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We looked at the top Teething Rings and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Teething Ring you should buy.

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

Overall Take


In our analysis of 97 expert reviews, the Nuby Nuby Soothing Teething Mitten with Hygienic Travel Bag placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Nuby's Teething Mitten provides an innovative way to relieve and soothe your teething baby. The soft, flexible mitten is a solution for babies who cannot keep hold of teethers, while also protecting baby from chewing on their hand. A variety of colors captivate your baby while the soft silicone provides stimulation to gums and emerging teeth.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.0
5 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.5
755 user reviews

What experts liked

It looks like a regular mitten, but it has a soft silicone top that a baby can gnaw on.
- Mom Loves Best
I LOVE how its machine washable in its own little pouch that it comes with. I think E really enjoys the crunchy sound it makes as well.
- Parental Guidance Guide
What we love about this product is the velcro strap and mitten design which means your child cannot lose the teether and will be chewing for hours.
- Product Expert
Caleb loves to chew on his hands a lot. This teething mitten protects his hands in addition to being a teether. It’s made with a BPA-free silicone, which is soothing to his gums. And he loves the crinkling sound it makes – it always makes him giggle and smile and really captures his attention.
- Wear Love Wanders
The teether comes with a hygienic travel bag which you can use when on the go.
- Creative Stay At Home Moms

What experts didn't like

My only caveat is that you have to make sure you get it as snug as possible. Now that Caleb is 5.5 months old, he can sometimes pull the mitten off.
- Wear Love Wanders

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.

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.