Our youngest is teething like crazy right now, poor wee thing has a mouthful of teeth coming through. The discomfort comes from the soreness and swelling in the gums before a tooth comes through. These symptoms usually begin about 3 to 5 days before the tooth shows, and they disappear as soon as the tooth breaks the skin.
Giving your baby something cool to bite on can relieve the pressure and ease the pain – my tasty teething pops are both cool and nutritious.. not too mention great for swollen gums to chomp on! These are great made in Munch Ice Pops.[shopify embed_type=”product” shop=”munch-nz.myshopify.com” product_handle=”munch-ice-pops” show=”all”]
These teething pops are super easy to make (I literally made them during 5pm madness) and you can also mix and match with the fruit and vegetables you have in the fridge!
Tasty teething pops
These Tasty teething pops also make for a great healthy snack for toddlers.
- 2 carrots, peeled
- 1 apple, peeled
- 1 large orange (no skin)
- Steam the carrots and apple (I use an Avent blender/steamer)
- Place in the orange in small segments
- Keeping the water in, blend all together – you can also use a food processor
- Pour into popsicle holders and pop in the freezer!
By Julie Bhosale,
The New Mum’s Nutritionist