When to start teething biscuits?

Lindsay - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My baby is 7 months old and has one tooth. When have you mom's started the teething biscuits or the little gerber cheese crunchy sticks? I'm afraid they will break and she'll choke.

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Nicole - posted on 07/01/2009

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Rice rusks are really good too! I just gave some to my son, who's almost 7 months, and he loved them! Once he realized it was food and not a toy, it was gone! They're not messy like teething biscuits and they dissolve in their mouth. Think of like rice cereal in cookie form: crunchy so they learn to bite and chew, but once it's in their mouth it turns into regular rice cereal. My son has no teeth yet so these are perfect for him. I just wish I would've found them sooner!

Dana - posted on 07/01/2009

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They have the biscuits that actually just melt in their mouths. Also, they make these little things with a mesh net that you can put apple slices or some kind of fruit in for them to chew on, but they can't swallow any of it b/c it's trapped inside the net. And I have a tough time getting the fruit out, so I wasnt worried my daughter could open it and choke on the food.

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Rebecca - posted on 07/01/2009

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Quoting Dana:

They have the biscuits that actually just melt in their mouths. Also, they make these little things with a mesh net that you can put apple slices or some kind of fruit in for them to chew on, but they can't swallow any of it b/c it's trapped inside the net. And I have a tough time getting the fruit out, so I wasnt worried my daughter could open it and choke on the food.


I love the mesh things, I Mixed half apple juice and half water and poured it in ice cube trays and then put that in the mesh things, my daughter loves it and it makes her teeth feel so good.

Natalie - posted on 07/01/2009

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you can also wrap a piece of apple in a small muslin cloth and let them chew on that for a bit.

Brenale - posted on 07/01/2009

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i was sceard of that to and they are SOOO messy. so i got teeting rings, u can get them at any wal-mart. u freeze them so the are cold but they don't get hard. my daughter broke 2 to 3 teeth at a time. and they help so much they cool down the gums that are on fire and they can't choke!!!

Lindsay - posted on 07/01/2009

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Well I jetted off to publix and got the wagon wheels, the lil' crunchies, the yogurt drops, and the puffs! She LOVES the puffs! I poured a few of each onto her high chair tray and she's been playing and eating for about an hour! She's even talking more. mamamamam num-num-num-num..so funny. Thanks for the help!

Lindsay - posted on 07/01/2009

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Thanks! I'm excited to go get them and try them! How about the freeze dried yogurt drops? Anyone try them?

Jael - posted on 07/01/2009

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the big ones. peel the skin and give it to her. I did it with my son and he loved it and so did i. the biscuits are super messy and they do break once they get wet.

Kelly - posted on 07/01/2009

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I give my son, who is also 7 months old, but has no teeth, the gerber biter biscuts and the cheese crunchy sticks.....and he loves them......the biscuts have never broken when my son was chewing on them and he has already had a whole box.....and the cheese crunchies they dissolve in the babies mouth and my son hasn't choked on those either.....i would just watch her and make sure that she is ok, as long as she has the chewing motion i would think that she should be ok....but it is totally up to you and what you are comfortable giving her.....good luck

Jael - posted on 07/01/2009

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Give her carrots. They are to big and hard for her to bite off but they will make her teeth feel better.

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