Let’s be honest: Teething bites. Cutting new chompers makes even the best babes cranky, but teethers can do wonders for making them happier. From wooden toys shaped like cassette tapes to cutting-edge silicone soothers, here are 13 choices that your little one can really sink his or her gums into.

Rainbow Bright

As pretty as it is functional, this teether is made to order. It's made of all-natural unfinished wood beads and 100% cotton crochet, and is strung on a cotton-and-hemp blend string. You pick the colors and patterns.

Available at Etsy.com, $14.

Photo: The Beaded Bond


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—Phebe Wahl