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Teething Pops

Martha Stewart Baby, Volume 2 2001

Cheer up a cranky teething baby with a yogurt pop whose ridged edges will massage sore gums. Pour plain yogurt mixed with pureed fruit into cupcake wrappers, insert plastic baby spoons for handles, and freeze. Make your baby's first pops with apples, pears, and bananas -- fruits least likely to be allergenic; as he grows, you can add peaches, and after one year, berries.

 

Comments (7)

  • posh_mommy 24 Apr, 2010

    This is a great idea, especially for those of us who practice BLW. There is no reason why babies over 7 - 8 months can't have yogurt.

  • posh_mommy 24 Apr, 2010

    This is a great idea, especially for those of us who practice BLW. There is no reason why babies over 7 - 8 months can't have yogurt.

  • posh_mommy 24 Apr, 2010

    These are a great idea. Would fit in nicely for others like myself who practice BLW.

  • angella 25 Feb, 2008

    I love the idea of using yogurt mixed with fruit puree for teething. Various sources suggest limiting/avoiding some dairy products till the child is a year old, whilst others say introduce cheese and yogurt in the few months before they turn one. My little girl is almost 11 months and she has been eating yogurt now for a couple of months. This recipe works for me - thank you.

  • LandonsMommy 27 Dec, 2007

    I agree that this is only a good idea if you have a child thats over one. But if you have a child younger then that try pureeing there favorite fruit and freezing it in the same way. If you want less of a mess buy the little mesh bags that they sell for small children and put frozen fruit in there and give it to your child.

  • geoffreys_mommy 17 Nov, 2007

    Well you're not that wrong. Babies can have about 1/3 Cup of dairy (or 1/2 oz of cheese) starting around 8 months. I found this information at babycenter.com. I would think that if you mixed more fruit than yogart you'll be able to keep baby's intake to a min until you are sure there are no allergies.
    If you are still not comforatable with this think about using baby food in place of the yogart. Good Luck!

  • IMAMARTHANUT 13 Nov, 2007

    I like this idea for older babies. But, please correct me if I'm wrong, yogurt is a "cow" milk product which babies should not consume until after one year old.