Teething is rough…
…and not just on baby, but on mom (and dad) too!
These days I feel like every other week we are dealing with more teeth bulging through Giovanni’s poor gums. Its so sad to see my little dude grab his mouth and cry in pain and it often leaves me feeling helpless. Sure I can give him Tylenol or teething tablets.. but I’d really rather not. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have tried using Tylenol a couple of times when I felt like his pain was really bad but to be honest, my little man hates it and I felt like it didn’t seem to help us much. I’m also weary of the teething tablets having read about a serious recall a few years back so I instead aim to help soothe Gio’s teething pain with the use of teething toys and most recently with breastmilk popsicles.
You heard that right, breastmilk popsicles!
They are incredibly easy to make and so much healthier for him than a traditional popsicle.
DIY Breastmilk Popsicles
What you will need:
- Breast Pump (nothing fancy necessary, you can use a $20 manual pump!)
- Nuby Fruitsicles Ice Pop Mold (you can purchase from Amazon & it includes four freeze-and-feed popsicle modlds with handles shaped perfectly for little hands)
- Teething Baby/Toddler
Step by step instructions:
1. Pump. You’ll need approximately 4 ounces of breastmilk.
2. Simply pour the breastmilk into each mold and secure the handles.
3. Freeze for about 4 hours.
- Please remember to NEVER leave your baby/toddler unattended while they are eating.
- If your baby doesn’t know how to handle chunks of food in their mouth, consider using a mesh feeding nibbler such Nuby Nibbler I reviewed a few months back. (Gio has been practicing baby led weaning since the age of 6 months.)
I received the mentioned item in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
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