I ran across this fabulous homemade teething biscuits recipe on Pinterest (where else?) and decided to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did! It’s very easy to make and Little Baby loved it!
Best of all, it’s nice and hard and does not flake apart while she’s chewing on it like other teething biscuits I’ve tried.
Some people recommended a frozen waffle, but I thought it posed a choking hazard. I found as the waffles thawed chunks would come off, and I was afraid Little Baby would choke. So, waffles were out for us.
Make Your Own Teething Biscuits Instead!
I read through the comments on the original site and learned that some people were having trouble with the biscuit smoking or even catching fire while cooking in the microwave (yikes!) so I proceeded with caution. I
Instead of microwaving for a full 60 seconds I found that zapping it in 15 increments worked just fine for me. I probably cooked it for 2 minutes total, but since microwaves vary you can get a feel for how long it needs to cook by the way it feels.
The homemade teething biscuit will harden up the more you cook it so when it started feeling pretty solid I took it out and let it cool. Then it really got hard, kind of like a biscotti.
In the sample below I used sweet potato & corn baby food (I forgot to add cinnamon). Just think of all the different flavored varieties you can make for your little one!
How old is old enough?
Well, my daughter was about 8 months when I made these for her. I think her teeth were just starting to come in, and she chewed with her gums.
I remember being nervous that my daughter would break off a chunk and choke, but she never had any trouble with them, they always soaked up her slobber (gross! LOL) and broke down easily enough for her to swallow without issue.
As always, just be sure to keep a close eye on your baby. =)