11 July 2008

Frozen blueberries are a delicious way to sooth teething pain

Tim's teething hack sounds pretty good to me on this hot summer afternoon:

We fed our daughter frozen blueberries to help her with her teething. She liked the taste and texture and since they were frozen they helped numb the pain. Best done when in a high chair with a bib...blueberries can stain pretty well.

If you're concerned about choking, several folks have suggested Munchkin mesh fresh food feeders (see the related hack).

Related: Baby feeder converts to teething icepack

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Seems like frozen bananas or grapes (cut up, of course) would work well, too. Wish I'd had this tip when my son was teething.

We use a similar mesh feeder called The Baby Safe Feeder that has white bags and a white handle with a green ring. Comes with extra bags.

We use frozen pureed bananas, frozen banana pieces, ice cubes and frozen apple slices in our Munchkin for our 8 month old teether. Loves all of them!

I like the idea, but those bag things are a total pain to clean. Maybe the one that comes with extra bags would be better!

Ditto, Allison. I clicked on this hoping to find advice on how to clean them. We use our "squishy squashy machines" all the time, but I've given up trying to get all the gunk out.

Both my girls loved frozen peas when they were teething. Actually they both will still amble into the kitchen occasionally and ask for a bowl of frozen peas, and they are now 5 & 7.

we use frozen peaches, my girls love them.

We have used these feeding bags for months and months now. We absolutely love them and they help not only with teething but they also help us get more fruit and vegetable servings into our little guy! We use all types of frozen fruits from mango, pineapple, grapes (his favorite), banana slices, avocado, watermelon, etc.
I don't find them difficult to clean but I replace them often.

Frozen edemame (soybeans)is great for teathing too. And, doesn't stain!

Yes! Frozen fruit is the way to go! It is great on so many levels, great for teething, great to cool down on hot days, a nutritious snack or "dessert"!! I freeze bananas and grapes also. I put them in the mesh feeder bags and she LOVES it!! You should cut the grapes in half before you put them in the bag.

We do frozen green beans. Originally we used for my teething daughter... however we now enjoy them as a "snack" while I'm making supper. This healthy snack rates right up there with frozen grapes !!

Hmm, wouldn't pieces of cheesecloth work too? Maybe closed with one of those potato chip clips, big enough not to be a choking hazard.

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