American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An object or device, such as a teething ring, for a baby to bite on during teething.
- n. A device given to infants to help soothe inflamed gums during teething, often filled with a fluid or gel that can be frozen or refrigerated.
“At group time, you could show the word “cold” with a cold teether from the refrigerator … touch the teether and say, “Cold!” and shiver, then have the children touch it to feel what cold is like.”
“Canadian Shawn sent this wonderful rattle/teether, that is his new favorite toy.”
“Social commentator Maggie Hamilton called the teether "the ultimate symbol of materialism".”
“I mean, when you're in Buy Buy Baby," I go on, my voice heating up, "and you're choosing whether to get that squeaky giraffe teether or the mushroom one, with Polly Wolly Doodle playing over the loudspeaker, you can get so hot that you pull your partner into the family bathroom and have a quickie leaning up against the changing table with the smell of diapers all around you!”
“I love the rattle/teether idea, because there's nothing I want to give my baby more than a cheap chew toy slathered in larded, over-sweetened frosting!”
“If the teether is punctured by a baby's tiny teeth, the gel could be ingested.”
“At group time, you could show the word “cold” with a cold teether from the refrigerator…touch the teether and say, “Cold!” and shiver, then have the children touch it to feel what cold is like.”
“The pit is too big to swallow and there's always some flesh left on it... also, makes an awesome but messy teether.”
“He was a late teether, so late that not even the Tele-Health nurses recognized the typical symptoms in a boy his age.”
“You can create an effective homemade teether by placing crushed ice or frozen apple slices inside a clean sock.”
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