teething ring


Definition of teething ring

: a usually rubber or plastic ring for a teething infant to bite on

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Recent Examples on the Web Rub or massage swollen gums with a finger, or offer teething rings (made of firm rubber) or washcloths for a baby to chew on. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, New York Times, "The Trouble With Amber Teething Necklaces," 18 Apr. 2020 Carrie Mahone There are no stuffed animals, teething rings, baby monitors or brightly colored mobiles in the nursery. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Baby rhinoceros vipers slither their way into the hearts of Milwaukee County zookeepers," 2 Oct. 2019 As the fire consumed the attic, family heirlooms in storage came crashing down into Harry’s bedroom: teething rings and baby toys; schoolwork and toddler clothes. Nathaniel Penn, Popular Mechanics, "The Day the Town Blew Up," 3 June 2019 The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends just rubbing the swollen gums with your finger and letting the child chew on hard rubber teething rings. Philly.com, "Why it's time to abandon teething medications," 7 June 2018 Instead, the group recommends giving babies teething rings or simply massaging their gums to relieve pain. Washington Post, "FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves," 23 May 2018 For treatment of teething pain, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using teething rings made of firm rubber (not frozen), or gently rubbing or massaging the child's gums with a finger. Laura Mcknight, NOLA.com, "Teething gels pose 'serious risk' to babies, FDA warns," 23 May 2018 Her list includes pacifiers, dry baby formula, blankets, bottles, teething rings and wipes. Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News, "Anchorage entrepreneur and mom develops airport vending machine for baby supplies," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of teething ring

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Teething ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teething%20ring. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teething ring

: a rubber or plastic ring for a baby to bite on when teething

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