This 1st stage teether is ideal for babies self soothing their gums , with small silicone dots embedded into the outside fabric babies can chew and suck on the mitt the convenient hook and loop fastener at the wrist helps to keep the mitt safely on babies wrist . pre-washed cotton inside and out. Ideal anti scratch mitts. Naturally leads onto 2nd stage teether the Gummy Glove! Machine washable.