Wooden Cell Phone Teether: Too Soon?

Wooden Cell Phone Teether: Too Soon?

Beth Callaghan
Jul 13, 2012

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!

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