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teething ring

Any relatively soft object on which an infant may chew to relieve discomfort during the eruption of teeth. Teething rings and other teething devices small enough to be inhaled by an infant should never be used.
See also: ring
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Temporary pain relief is provided by the pressure produced by chewing a chilled teething ring. The cold temperature of the object causes localized vasoconstriction, which reduces inflammation, and biting on the object gives further relief by applying pressure to the gums.
``If your child has had oral thrush it is very important to ensure dummies, bottle teats and teething rings are sterilised to avoid re-infection.
For example, the knife block stores knives and also can be flipped over to create a shallow storage area for small items, such as teething rings. Accessories are removable to change the system as necessary -- such as adding cup holders to accommodate more cups during a party.
The newborn range also includes soft toys, teething rings and other gift items.
On December 7, 1999, the Commission, acting on the basis of the General Product Safety (Directive 92/59/EEC), adopted Decision 1999/815/EC ordering Member States to introduce an emergency ban on the marketing of toys containing phthalates (teething rings, dummies and rattles, etc.).
Phthalate ester, widely used to soften vinyl chloride and as a plasticizer, has been found in babies' pacifiers and teething rings in Japan.
On December 7, 1999, the Commission, acting on the basis of Directive 92/59 (general safety of products), adopted Decision 1999/815/EC requiring Member States to impose an emergency ban on the marketing of toys containing phthalates (teething rings, dummies and rattles, etc).
Phthalate ester, widely used as a plasticizer of vinyl chloride, was found to be included in pacifiers and teething rings in Japan.
If your child already has a tooth showing, avoid using fluid-filled teething rings. Existing teeth can puncture them.
For the time being, therefore, throw Out the baby's teething rings and bath toys--and stay tuned.
The Poop on Koop: An American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) study has concluded that plastic bottles, toys and teething rings containing phthalates pose no danger to children.
"Cold is soothing and texture relieves the itching and helps the teeth to erupt." Must-haves for teething babies are sterile, non-toxic teething rings that have been chilled (but not frozen) or special chew toys that are great for playing and gnawing.