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Can a frozen teething toy give my son frost bite on his gums?

I heard or read somewhere once that you shouldn't freeze baby teething toys because it could give their gums frost bite, has anyone ever heard this and if so do you know a good website with information on it?

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Asked by jazzysmommy1004 at 4:33 PM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no it cant

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • I always found that a washcloth put in the fridge for 10 minutes helped more than any toy did. They like to suck on it and it cools their gums.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • a wet washcloth I meant to say


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • It is way too cold. Don't know if it could actually cause frostbite. I think trying to hold anf chew on it frozen would not be comfy. I prefer to just put them in the fridge. Try the corner of a washcloth frozen, it will thaw fast. Or a frozen bagel will be less intense.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:45 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Yes, it can be too cold and can damage their gums. This is why you don't put them in the freezer. In the fridge is fine, freezer-no.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:31 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • i dont give my son anything from the freezer but i was writing a paper on how to soothe a baby thats teething and i was just wondering if anyone had seen that or not. thank you for all of your responses.

    Answer by jazzysmommy1004 at 6:35 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

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