Let’s talk chew toys for a minute. There are so many on the market, but there’s something to be said for tradition. I’m not going to go into depth right now about all the virtues of natural products compared to synthetic, that’s a big debate on it’s own. Let’s just talk instead about the oldest and best of all chew toys: Fingers.
Fingers have a lot of benefits.
- Chewy on the outside
- Crunchy on the inside
- Often salty
- And perpetually on hand… heh heh, on hand, get it?
So let’s compare the different fingers available.
- Most available/conveniently located
- Best-fit sizing
- Less hazardous nail situation
- Indestructible, chomp as I may
- More texture
- Totally painless
- More social
Plastic hands (pictured below):
- Easily forgotten at home
- Sharper edges
- Slippery when wet
So for tops in convenience, I’d say gobble your own digits. For durability and comfort, however, there’s just no choice like someone else’s fingers. Fortunately, this isn’t an either/or choice. My best and final advice is to keep your options open.
Plastic hands? Oh no, none for me thanks. Between the noise and the inconvenience, this really ain’t the way to go.