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Soothing A Teething Baby With A 'Momsicle' Sounds Weird, But It Works

OCTOBER 18, 2015

Luckily, most of us probably don't remember going through our own teething process, but if you have little babies, you're acquainted with the ordeal.

And it's not fun for anyone. One mom over at Busy Mommy Media, however, found out how to soothe troubled gums in a way that's healthy and can be made from the comfort of your own home.

We present the Momsicle. Yep, it's exactly what you're thinking.

Using baby-sized popsicle forms (found here), she made popsicles out of her own breast milk.

The ice soothes sore gums, and she doesn't have to worry about harmful ingredients. Plus, the popsicle gives babies something to ponder, which also keeps their minds off of teething.

It's also a great way to introduce solids to babies who are beginning to teethe, but aren't really ready for a solid diet just yet.

To make them, simply fill a baby-sized popsicle mold with breast milk or formula and freeze. If you don't have the popsicle molds, you can also freeze your milk in an ice cube tray and pop the cube into a mesh teether.

This baby seems completely sold on the idea.

(via Busy Mommy Media)

For older babies, you can add a spoonful of fruit puree into the mold -- just avoid anything with chunks of fruit, since babies could choke on them. While these popsicles alleviate the pain and discomfort that comes with teething, they also introduce babies to different textures and flavors, helping them become more adventurous eaters later on!