These all-natural homemade Teething Biscuits help soothe sore gums. Because teething time is no fun - for baby or parent. But thanks to the sponsors of today's post, Orajel™ Kids, there is gentle relief.
Olivia is 10 months now, and I feel we've figured out a somewhat good day-to-day routine that keeps us both happy. But it seems whenever she is close to reaching another milestone everything gets thrown off balance.
Suddenly, she just won't fall asleep at nap time. Instead of her usual two naps, she'll only have one. Or out of the blue she refuses to go to sleep at night-time.
I don't believe there is a point to let her cry it out if she just isn't tired yet. So instead of a bedtime between 7-8 suddenly, she doesn't want to sleep before 9:30 pm!! And I don't even mind it that much. Since that usually means she'll also sleep until 9am or later.
The Wonderful Opportunity of Teething
We are in one of those off-phases right now and teething is the culprit. I believe she is a little late in the teething game. So far she only has her two bottom front teeth. But the upper ones must be coming in any time now.
When Olivia is teething, my usual Miss Independent suddenly becomes quite clingy and attached. Despite amber necklace she suddenly is drooling constantly and is very restless in her sleep.
Baby Orajel Teething Gel Works
Thankfully, we just got to try Baby Orajel Naturals Nighttime Teething Gel and it has made a huge difference. The soothing power of chamomilla and passionflower have brought effective relief.
I rub a little bit of the gel on her sore gums just before bedtime and/or when she wakes up irritated and uncomfortable in the middle of the night. My sweetie has been sleeping much more peaceful since. And so have I!
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Helping Olivia with Her Teething
During the day we've been helping Olivia soothe here teething discomfort in 2 ways:
- We make small baby popsicles. Either just frozen water or fruit purees that she can suck on while simultaneous numbing her gums.
- Teething Biscuits!
These Teething Biscuits are Perfect!
These are hard cookies that she can gnaw her heart out on. Unlike store-bought teething biscuits, I made these with only whole, natural ingredients and NO sugar. Ripe, mashed banana gives the biscuits flavor and sweetness.
I used organic, wholegrain stone-ground spelt flour and I am sure other whole-grain flours can be substituted. For added nutritional value I also put in a little coconut. Ground flax or chia seed would work too.
Biscuits for Gnawing, Not Necessarily Eating
The biscuits aren't really for consumption - just gnawing. So they should be quite dry and hard, without being crumbly (as that could pose a chocking hazard).
Olivia is already eating solids and usually feeds herself. I found she gets frustrated if she has the biscuit before mealtimes, since she can't bite pieces off. With a full tummy though, she is content to just bite and suck on the teething biscuit.
Homemade Teething Biscuits
- ¾ cup spelt flour or other organic, whole-grain flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour or ground flax or chia seed
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla
- ½ cup banana mashed
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a medium bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
- Add mashed banana and melted coconut oil and knead into a dough.
- With wet or oiled hands shape into biscuits. You could do a 'stubby finger' shape. I made mine into an oblong shape that perfectly fits little hands and mouths.
- Place biscuits onto a baking sheet and bake 30-45 minutes.
- Store biscuits uncovered for about 24 hours to dry and harden them more.
- You can also offer them frozen for further relief of sore gums.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel™ Kids. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your continued support of the companies that make LeelaLicious possible.
More Biscuit Recipes
Check out these other biscuit recipes! These ones are for adults, and also for consumption rather than just gnawing on!
These were fully cooked for me after 6 minutes.. 30-45 seems like they would be burned. Mine came out with no dough on a toothpick, and golden brown edges. Cooked at 350°. Used Canola oil rather than coconut since I didn't have any. And used Bob's Red Mill gluten free baking flour.
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
Thanks for your comment, Rhonnie! The difference in timing is interesting. I am wondering if your use of gluten-free baking flour might have been responsible for the difference although I am not familiar with that blend. Anyway, it sounds like you achieved beautiful golden cookies. 🙂
Made these for my 8 month old and they were great! They came out spongy and I felt safe giving them to him. He really enjoys them and one kept him busy for a good 30 mins! Thanks for recipe!
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
I'm so happy that these biscuits worked out for you and that your son enjoyed them! 🙂
Used wheat flour , a little ground flax, mashed banana & pear; also avocado oil instead of coconut oil....needed to add a little more flour because pear a bit watery. If you put oil on hands for shaping, it works very well
So glad to hear you liked the recipe and made it your own
Would almond flour work in place of the spelt four?
Probably! Though I am not sure if they will hold together the same way
Hi Regina! Great pictures of Olivia. I tried 4 different recipes for teething biscuits when Maria was teething and I didn't like any of them, then just gave up... Now she has all her teeth except for the molars. But I'll have to try your recipe for the next baby (whenever that happens, hopefully soon :))
Have you ever heard of growth spurts and the wonder weeks? It's the time when they have spurts of development mentally and physically and it's predictable. I downloaded the app from wonder weeks and it saved us to know what's happening when she hit the "off balance" moments also. Take care. 🙂
You know, I've hear of the app but then totally forgot to look into it. I definitely will now. Thank you for reminding me of it 🙂
And yay...more cute babies!!
Olivia is such a pretty little baby! How nice that you make her teething biscuits. Looks like she certainly enjoys them.
Awww...thanks so much Paula. She'll chew on anything these days, specifically our phone chargers and pens she finds. Was happy to offer her something else to gnaw her heart out on 😉