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AppeTeethers help babies teeth with mock appetizers

June 18, 2013
Fun idea is a hit with new parents

It's not news to parents that teething can cause a great deal of pain for babies. Through the years, teething rings have proven to get babies and parents through the weeks or months of discomfort. But why hand a baby a traditional round teething ring when you can hand him or her a "Chompin' chicken wing" or "Baby-Q rib"?

Wait, what was that?
AppeTeethers by Little Toader make teething fun! The whimsical teethers that mimic real food appetizers have been a hit at baby showers and in dental offices across the nation.

"It's so hilarious and silly," said one testimonial. "Of course looking at it up close you can tell it's fake, but from far away it looks like a real chicken wing!"

"I believe it's my son's favorite teether, and there's not a cuter one on the market," said another.

"It’s bendy and softer than the usual teether and seems very durable" another testimonial states. "Not to mention it is the funniest thing in the world to see a tiny baby with a rib in his mouth! We LOVE this!"

"This product was a huge hit at the 'daddy-to-be" shower I attended, and all the guys loved it," noted another.

According to the AppeTeether website, "AppeTeethers were designed with humor in mind, but safety is our number one priority. With children of our own, we understand the safety concerns with any item that your child puts in their mouth. AppeTeethers are patented silicone teething toys free of BPA, Phthalate, PVC, and lead. They provide the perfect amount of resistance to sooth baby's sore gums, and best of all the cute one-of-a-kind designs will surely make you chuckle!

"AppeTeethers look like real food. Our current line includes a Chompin' Chicken Wing and a Baby-Q Rib. Coming soon are fruits, veggies, and fun sweets! Consistently ranking in the top 20 for teething toys out of 4,500+ "teething toy" options on Amazon, AppeTeethers are a truly unique teething solution. Babies love them and parents get a kick out of watching their precious bundle of joy using them."

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So who is behind the scenes of these cute effective teethers for babies? Husband and wife and parents of four, Lori and Michael Bredemeier. Both Lori and Michael had a dream to own their own business. As parents, they were constantly hit with "they should make…" type ideas. It became clear that they needed to start with products for infants and toddlers, and Little Toader was born (a name derived from Lori's nickname as a child, "Toader," then transforming to "Little Toader," a nickname for their firstborn).

"We make a great team as a family and as business partners with the same goal in mind — safety is our number one concern," said Lori. "All of our products have been used by our kids. Silicone is the perfect material to create something that's flexible and has give, yet extremely durable. Our products have been tested to ensure they exceed the minimum requirements of the Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC)."

AppeTeethers consistently rank in the top 20 of over 700 teether choices on Amazon. For more information, visit