Someone asked Kathy about alternatives to teething rings. Unfortunately, I only came up with one real alternative: The Comfort + Joy Teether, which isn’t available yet, and there’s no date on their website stating when it will be for available to the public, but in light of all of all of the media attention being given to bisphenol and phthalates, I’m hoping it will be soon.
That said, I did find a good blog type post regarding bisphenol in teething rings:
The following manufacturers have stopped or will stop using phthalate in teething toys by early 2000: Sassy, Hasbro, Tyco Preschool, Shelcore Toys, The First Years, Safety 1st, Playskool, Chicco, Little Tikes, Disney, Fisher-Price, Mattel and EvenFlo.
This isn’t something that I’ve fully researched, so take this for what it’s worth.