Wooden Cell Phone Teether: Too Soon?

When I came across this wooden smart phone teething toy on Etsy, it seemed like just the thing to spark a little controversy. So I thought I'd put it to you, readers: is a beautiful wooden teether shaped as a cell phone a good idea or not?The creator of this toy has certainly put some good design in place; it's laser cut from Canadian maple and looks beautiful. The owners recount how they designed the product after a child chewed on — and subsequently ruined — a new Blackberry. Their solution was this wooden teether.

Do you think faux electronics are a good idea for young kids? While they may be safe, do we need to introduce the concept of electronics so young? Or is it inevitable?

Sound off in the comments with your thoughts!

More Info: 3 Princesses Engraving on Etsy

MORE FAUXTRONICS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
DIY Felted Toy iPhone
Wooden iPhone for Kids?
Mostly Wood Toy Laptop and Cell Phone

(Image: Etsy shop 3 Princesses Engraving)

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Beth is a writer, crafter, DIYer and design enthusiast, living in L.A. with her husband, 2 young boys, and a large mutt named Caesar. She loves fonts, yoga, matcha lattes, and home-grown tomatoes and is not shy about being a consummate nerd.

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