First we have the tried and true favorite of ALL babies... Sofie the Giraffe. Sure she's cute, but it's the squeaker that makes her a real teething treat! I remember the first time Kenzo was able to make her squeak all by himself, he must have been only three or four months old. He was in the stroller with Sofie with the sun shade up. Hubby and I were behind the stroller (so we couldn't see Kenzo) and we were all waiting for the subway. All of a sudden we hear a faint squeak and give eachother the most bewildered amazed look - was that our baby??? He made the toy squeak!!! Cue gushing proud parents! haha! Now Kenzo can actually hold her and manipulate her decently, stuffing a leg in his mouth, chewing her butt and making her squeak, or as in the photo below, try to bite off an ear. Poor Sophie has gone through the ringer with this kid!
Finally we have the Garanimals Fruit Shaped Teethers. I was excited because they're BPA free and they're filled with gel and you put them in the fridge so they're nice and cool on his inflamed gums. I though, perfect, since the freezer teethers might be a bit too cold. Kenzo LOVES these, especially the strawberry one which has little bumps on it and fits perfectly in there to massage the front teeth gum areas! They are a big hit, but unfortunately they don't hold the chill for very long. All of about 5 minutes. Hmph. So, if you're looking for something to numb up the gums with cold, this is not the teether for you. I'd go for one of the types designed for the freezer (this packaging specifically says NOT freezer, only fridge, though it's misleading on Wal-Mart's website by saying it's an "ice teether"), or DIY by freezing a wet washcloth.