What if we tell you that you can easily make a beautiful, homemade teether? Yup, you read it right!
Homemade teethers are not only fun to make, but they can work like a charm during the teething process. Come along, and let us show how you can craft teethers that your baby will fall in love with!
1. Popsicles (starting from 8 months – to be given under adult supervision)
Materials Needed: Fruit, Popsicle Mold, Wooden Sticks, Refrigerator
Did you know that popsicles can be used as teethers? You learn something new every day, right!? If you don’t know how to make an organic fruity popsicle teether that offers a soothing, safe, and tasty experience to your kiddo, we got your back! Follow the simple steps:
- Juice out the fruit. It’s best to go for fruits like orange, lemon, guava, or apple – They take a longer time to melt once turned into popsicles.
- Put the juice inside the molds along with the wooden sticks.
- Freeze it for 4-6 hours
- Watch your baby’s teething pain going away as they chew on the cold and tasty popsicle! Make sure they do not harm themselves with the wooden stick by always supervising them while eating.
2. Teething Biscuits (starting from 8 months – to be given under adult supervision)
Materials Needed: The Food Ingredients, Oven, Baking Mat
Now that we have covered popsicles, have you ever heard of teething biscuits!? Probably not! We did not hear of it either until we spent time researching it, and let us tell you something: We are absolutely in love with that idea!
Homemade teething biscuits are soft, crispy, and full of taste that will make your baby crave for more. Jump right in to see how you can make one too!
Ingredients: 2 cup dry oats, 1 medium-sized banana, 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with a baking mat inside
- Grind the oats until they are powdered
- Add vanilla, banana, and coconut oil to the blender and keep grinding until all the ingredients become a mixture (dough)
- Once your dough is ready, you can divide it into as many balls as you want (The ideal number is 12). Press the balls with the back of a spoon and make sure you don’t flatten them completely. Try to give them a nice round shape.
Place the pieces evenly on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until it gets a nice, golden color.
And, just like that, your baby’s super tasty teether is ready! Easy-Peasy, right? We’d like to thank superhealthykids.com for this out-of-the-box idea. Kudos to them!
Material Needed: Ginger
You must be wondering what’s so special about ginger? We get it! Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps in easing teething pain by calming the nerve endings in the gums. Here’s what you need to do: Get a slice of ginger root, peel it, and rub it on your baby’s gum. The ginger can cause the swelling to go down and ease the teething pain. This can be done 2-3 times a day.
4. Cold Towels
Materials Needed: Towel, Refrigerator
Remember we mentioned earlier how the coldness could relieve the teething pains? If you are feeling lazy and not in the mood to make popsicles, we have a time-saving and easy alternative for you. Get a soft wash towel, drench it in water, refrigerate for several minutes, take it out of the fridge, and your easy-to-make DIY homemade teether ice pack is ready to use!
Word of caution, see to it that your baby is not sticking the towel too much into the mouth to avoid choking.
5. Motherly Love
Material Needed: You
This is hands-down, the easiest, and the most adorable teething solution out there! Sometimes, you do not need anything external to numb the pain your little one is going through, all they need is your love and care. The sense of belonging and feeling cherished can surprisingly give a psychological relief, which in turn alleviates the pain. It is safe to say that no teether toy in the world can beat that kind of treatment! ❤️
So, is the teething season upon your little one, and you want to get crafty and creative? It’s finally time to put your knowledge into practice. Give these homemade teether toys a try! You can always let us know how it goes in the comments below.
Please note that it is important to keep a close eye on your baby, especially when they are eating. Supervision is necessary because food can become a choking hazard as your baby learns to chew.