So Pookie has been pre-teething for quite a while now but it seems like they’re just about to break through(thru? threw?) He chews on his hands and anything else he can get in his mouth like there’s no tomorrow and has swollen gums. Luckily those are the only signs of teething that we’ve really had to deal with in regard to teething. Since mid December I’ve had Pookie wear a Baltic Amber Teething necklace that I bought from the nice people over at Inspired by Finn. He wears it everyday and I take it off at night time when he’s sleeping.
How it works.
So apparently the Baltic Amber releases Succinic Acid which is absorbed by the body and acts as an anti-inflammatory, inflammation is the main cause of pain. The Succinic Acid is also reported to help boost immune response and increase the bodies ability to heal its self. The same time that I bought Pookie’s necklace I also bought a bracelet for myself that I’ve been wearing. When I started wearing it I had back pain but the pain has decreased until now, and I’m pretty much pain free!(disclaimer: I was under Chiropractic care for the first four weeks of wearing the bracelet but the pain continued to improve even after I stopped treatment) So I’d definitely say I’m a believer, I’ve been telling all my friends and family about it and I even set up a co-op discount with Inspired by Finn, they give you a code for 25% off your co-ops purchase as long as your group purchases 15 or more items.(I have one set up, so if you’d like a discount send me a message or e-mail and I’ll send you the discount code, it’s against their rules for me to post it here).
How did you deal with your little one’s teething pain? Cookies? Ice Cubes? Boobsicles? Here’s a recipe a friend of mine found over at Everyday Champagne for teething biscuits, she bakes these up and her son goes to town chomping on them.
‘*PearRific OatTastic Teething Biscuits (or something a little less lame…)
(recipe makes 10-12, depending on the size you choose to make them)
-1 cup oat flour
-1 cup oat, barley, or brown rice baby cereal (if you don’t have any of these, use another cup of the flour. They will just be a bit more dense.)
-1 cup pear puree
-1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/8 tsp ground allspice
–Mix everything well in a large mixing bowl, then spoon some dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet or use one of those silicone baking mats using a large spoon.
–Using wet fingers, press the dough down and shape into long, flat rectangles. Remember that your baby will need to hold onto these, so make them in a shape and size that is easy to hold. (And don’t be too fussy about the looks of them, remember who you’re serving them to.) These do not rise, so the biscuits can be placed right next to each other.
–Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
–Remove from the cookie sheet and transfer to a roasting rack or oven-safe cooling rack set on top of the cookie sheet. Return to the oven and cook for another 10 minutes to crisp them.
–Cool on the rack for at least 30 minutes.
–Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the fridge* for 2 weeks.
These also freeze well.
(*giving these to your baby cold from the refrigerator or freezer adds an extra soothing element to their teething pain.)
(*I should note that I am not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be. Ask your doctor before giving something new to your baby. And please give these to your baby with careful supervision because they can break off into chunks depending on your baby’s strength…Also because once they combine with your baby’s saliva, these biscuits can be slippery little suckers…)’