When my three boys were babies they wanted to chew on everything. It seemed as though all of their teeth came in at once. I struggled to find a teether that was safe. Most of the teethers on the market were made from soft plastic or PVC and I knew they could have phthalates. Phthalates have been shown to disrupt hormone activity, reduce sperm counts and have been linked to liver cancer and breast cancer. Not something I wanted my little guys chewing on. I wanted something non-toxic and ultimately ended up wetting washcloths and freezing them.
If only Dress Me Up Organic had been around when my guys were teething! Dress Me Up Organic is a small, green, independent toy company located in Victoria British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. They specialize in handmade, natural, organic cotton soft toys, eco-teethers and baby linens for young children.
Jen Williams, mom to five children, is the founder of this innovative company. Jen has an environmental background and has always been passionate about environmental causes. When she chose to have kids she was frustrated that there were no products that she felt comfortable giving her kids. This was especially true when it came to teethers, since she didn’t want to use homeopathic tablets, plastics or rubber, and there were not a lot of other options.
Organic Teething Bonbon
Jen started Dress Me Up Organic as a way to bring great quality products to parents so that they can feel confident that the products are safe when they give them to their children. One of the top sellers at her shop is the organic Teething Bonbon, which was designed by her friend, Tressa Brotsky (a mom as well).
What I love about the Teething Bonbon
- They are handmade
- No plastic!
- No toxic chemicals
- The Teething Bonbon is made from certified organic cotton and naturally antibacterial lamb’s wool
- It can go in the washing machine and dryer
- Just dip the end knots in cooled boiled water and leave the center dry. Throw it in the freezer and it’s ready for use!
Since I don’t have little ones around anymore I wasn’t able to try it out first hand, but I know my kids would have been chewing on the Teething Bonbon. I would have been relieved knowing they were getting safe relief from their teething pain.
Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary Teething Bonbon from Dress Me Up Organic for review. The opinions are my very own.