If you're traveling with an infant, a snuggly baby carrier is likely an essential part of your wardrobe. Here's another one: The new Boppy Teething Scarf gives you a stylish accessory and baby an easy-grip soothing chew.

The silky double-layer polyester infinity scarf is fitted with a big food-grade silicon teething ring that could pass — sans child — as a clunky accent piece linking the two ends.  The soft material is great for dabbing at drool or a runny nose, while protecting the garment it's covering.  The 28-inch long scarf, which  is machine-washable, can be worn full drop or doubled chicly around your neck.

The Boppy Teething Scarf is available in gray and white stripes or a heathered black and gray (each with a gray teething ring); a black and white pattern of little circles and squares with a black ring, or a solid blush pink with a matching ring.   While designed for women, there's no reason a man can't wrap his head around the concept as well.

   Boppy Teething Scarf is $20 at  boppy.com.