Just when you’ve gotten the hang of nursing, baby wearing, cosleeping, carrying the car seat, and sleep training … BOOM! Your little one begins teething. The trenches of teething are some of the hardest because many moms feel that any of the independence that the baby has achieved is undone. For example, many babies who were sleeping through the night start to wake. Many who never wanted to fall asleep nursing are suddenly nursing around the clock, even at night. Many babies who were beginning to venture out on their own begin to cling tighter to mom. All of this is perfectly natural and normal, and the baby is not losing any of its development. But for tired parents and aching babies, teething can put them through the ringer. Teething biscuits have long been championed for their ability to satisfy the baby’s desire to chew and slobber on something all while providing aid for their swollen gums. These homemade grain free teething biscuits are made with real food that will give your baby the added benefit of deep nutrition. These biscuits will provide relief and entertainment!
“When my kiddos started sprouting teeth I immediately added teething biscuits to my shopping list. I checked all of the major grocery stores in my area, and the health food stores. None of them had grain free teething biscuits on their shelves.
The reason I wanted grain free is because the small intestine of a baby mostly produces only one carbohydrate enzyme, lactase, for digestion of the lactose in milk. It produces little to no amylase, the enzyme needed for grain digestion.
So, I had to come up with my own recipe. Now at first glance one might think that this recipe has a LOT of ingredients for something as simple as a grain free teething biscuit, let me explain. When I create a new recipe for my kiddos, I love to pack in as much nutrition as possible. This means more ingredients, but it also means more nutrients.
- Coconut flour: full of fiber
- Cinnamon, ginger and clove: flavorful, and clove has been used for teething pain in babies
- Sea salt: minerals
- Apple sauce: adds moisture to the recipe, and also a few vitamins
- Real maple syrup: trace minerals and antioxidants
- Coconut oil: healthy fats
- Molasses: significant amounts of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and selenium (according to this source)
- Egg yolks: Vitamins A&D, choline, phosphorus, protein, essential fatty acids, and so much more!
Now, on to the recipe…”
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