25 must-have parenting products for Chicago families


Pacifiers and teething rings

MAM Perfect Pacifier 0-6 Months and MAM Perfect Pacifier 6+ Months

Designed by pediatric dentists and orthodontists to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth, the MAM Perfect Pacifier is made of ultra-soft silicon and natural latex, has a thinner nipple neck and is BPA free. It comes in a microwaveable storage case that doubles as a sterilizer. MAM, $5.99, www.mambaby.com, Birth to 18 months


Green Ring

[Pictured] Made in the USA, The Green Ring is made of smooth maple wood and a soft, cornstarch bio-resin (the "new" rubber). It provides hours of teething relief for babies, and is 100-percent compostable once its useful life is over. The outer ring can be removed and sanitized in the dishwasher's top rack. BeginAgain, $11, www.beginagaintoys.com, 6 months and up

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