Everyone knows that a teething child will put pretty much anything they can grab a hold of into their mouth. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many moms are creating products that are teething friendly, yet stylish enough for them to wear reports azcentral.com.
Amy Maurer of Silver Spring, Md., partnered with fellow mom Kendra LaDuca and created Smart Mom in 2002. It took them four years of product testing and development before they put their silicone pieces on the market.
“We did everything ourselves. We were two stay-at-moms looking for an idea,” Maurer said. “We really wanted it to look like real gemstone. We didn’t want it to look like you were wearing a teething ring around your neck.”
The company has three key designs: a bracelet, a donut-shaped pendant hung on a nylon necklace and a heart-shaped key chain. They come in colors ranging from amethyst to candy apple red and range from about $12 to $20 each.
“It’s been really fun because we realized we could do almost anything in this material,” Maurer said. “We just figured out we could put scents in there, berry, pineapple and mango.”
Photo from Smart Mom