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Should bones be used as teething tools (with bonus video)?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 22, 2012 at 3:00 AM

I saw this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHsrT8Om_Rk

And was struck by the baby attempting to copy the way the dogs were gnawing on their bones. I then started to wonder if anyone had ever given a baby (meaty or not meaty?) bones for teething purposes. Is it acceptable? Encouraged? A Very Bad Idea?

I was, truly, looking for an excuse to post this adorable future-paleo-baby video. I am not a parent, so I have no idea about teething protocols - but I might be someday, so give it to me straight.

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on February 28, 2012
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Great article - thanks! I'll bookmark it for reference for...someday. :-)

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on February 22, 2012
at 06:30 AM

monitor very closely. I would not give the baby a bone and then go do something else, even just across the room. I would want to hang out and watch the baby, cause if a chunk came off, I'd want to know it instantly.

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on February 22, 2012
at 03:53 AM

As long as the bone is safe like a knuckle bone and not sharp or too small I think a bone is a good 'teething ring' with great flavour.

I'd just monitor the baby while the bone was being chewed.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on February 22, 2012
at 06:30 AM

monitor very closely. I would not give the baby a bone and then go do something else, even just across the room. I would want to hang out and watch the baby, cause if a chunk came off, I'd want to know it instantly.

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on February 22, 2012
at 03:19 AM

I've actually heard that some paleo parents do allow their children to chew on bones during teething. Also a good way to introduce them to meat - little by litte.

Read this article... this guy goes all out with his little ones in regards to paleo. Pretty good story!

http://hawaiianlibertarian.blogspot.com/2011/05/paleo-baby.html

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on February 28, 2012
at 10:10 PM

Great article - thanks! I'll bookmark it for reference for...someday. :-)

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