What do you all use for the mesh teether w breast milk? I am trying to find one suitable for that, but most of the online info is catered towards putting fruit in it. Do you make BM ice cubes first and put in it or freeze the mesh w BM?? Any suggestions?
Teething - Page 2
I came on here wondering why so many websites online say that teething isn't painful for babies. wtf are they talking about? And by the way, I vividly remember my wisdom teeth coming in, and it hurt! It makes no sense. Anyway, baby girl is dealing with a cold and teething at the same time, and she's miserable.
I got a mesh teether online, but I recently saw them at Target too. I just took one of my frozen bm bags (I freeze them laying flat) and crushed it up a bit. Then I open it up and pull out a couple chunks at a time to stick in the mesh teether. It melts pretty fast, so I usually only give it to him just before I'm going to change his clothes or give him a bath. If I wasn't already freezing milk in bags for work, I'd probably just freeze some expressed milk into ice cube trays, filled about 1/4 the way full, then put into a ziplock bag in the freezer after they are hard.
I haven't had to give him any frozen toys or bm or medicine since I got his amber necklace, he just doesn't seem to be in pain from the teething right now. I still can't say if it's because of the necklace or just a coincidence, but I'll take it!
I just half-heartedly pump - just enough to make it stop hurting/leaking when he's being fussy - so I sometimes have little tubes with half an inch or an inch of milk. I just popped one of those in. They really do melt fast, so I figure a chunk is better than small chunks.
And it will take a bit for them to get used to it - it's a very weird thing, really - so it has to last a little while to be enjoyed!
I planned to make her teething cookies, but then I searched and there's more so here's options of things!
The cookie seem good :)
Ooh what an idea. I never would have thought of that. And isn't Ada one of our older babies, anyhow?
I like this site for all their baby food recipes, and this is a good link for biscuits:
Finn still could care less about food and still hasn't figured out how to get a teether to his mouth. Is that normal you think? He's not 5 months til next week.
Thanks Becky and Carrie, love both of those sites and will definitely be using them. Ada is a little over 5 mos and I don't think it's abnormal that Finn doesn't care about food or can't get the teether into his mouth. Ada needs help manipulating teethers still. The other night dh and I gave her some rice cereal, she's got 2 teeth and sitting up on her own so we figured what the hell (it was quite the exciting Saturday night!), while she was grabbing the spoon from my hand and trying to feed herself, she was really more just playing with it than eating it.
On the website that Becky posted there is awesome idea about slicing bananas longways and baking them and using them as teethers, we're going to try that this week!