As a parent, the only thing that you never want to witness is your baby in pain. But teething has some other plans. From restless and fussy nights to being cranky in the day, when no home remedies or baby’s teething toys seem to work, you usually find yourself in quite a helpless state.
This is where homemade popsicles for teething babies come in. The ice pops soothe your little one from the pain and discomfort of teething. Not only are these effective, but also healthier than the grocery store alternatives, as homemade pops do not contain any added sugar or preservative.
Now let us discuss fifteen tasty ideas to make healthy popsicles that will soon become your baby’s favorite!
- 15 Yummy Ideas for Your Next Homemade Popsicles for Teething Babies
- #1 Cherry Lemonade Pops
- #2 Breast Milk Popsicles
- #3 Formula Popsicles
- #4 Turmeric Popsicles
- #5 Veggie Pops
- #6 Maple and Squash Pops
- #7 Creamed Corn Popsicles
- #8 Mixed Fruit Pops
- #9 Yogurt Popsicles
- #10 Frozen Banana Popsicles
- #11 Pear-Avocado Pops
- #12 Melon and Mint Popsicles
- #13 Oatmeal Popsicles
- #14 Coconut Popsicles
- #15 Chamomile Ice Pops
- Can Babies Have Popsicles? What Are The Risks of Giving Them to My Baby?
15 Yummy Ideas for Your Next Homemade Popsicles for Teething Babies
#1 Cherry Lemonade Pops
Imagine a mix of fresh cherries with a hint of citrusy flavor in them. This Cherry Lemonade popsicle by Glue & Glitter is all about it and is packed with healthy nutrients. With a tiny amount of added sugar, these homemade popsicles are the most refreshing and textured thing your baby will eat to relieve the teething discomfort.
#2 Breast Milk Popsicles
The analgesic properties of breast milk make it a great option for popsicles, as they offer localized pain relief. Moreover, as breast milk contains all the necessary nutrients your baby requires, the milk popsicles also provide hydration to the teething baby. Pregnant Mama Baby Life has great recipe instructions for this.
#3 Formula Popsicles
For all those mommies who have trouble pumping breast milk, they can try out making the same popsicles but by replacing breast milk with formula milk of your choice like Enfamil, Gerber or even hypoallergenic formula. Solid Starts compiled a nice variety of flavors that you can check out here. Your baby will still get the nutrients and oral relief this way, so you do not have to worry about their teething journey!
#4 Turmeric Popsicles
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, which soothe your kid’s inflamed and sore gums and also improves their oral health. Along with turmeric, add a little cinnamon or ginger into the popsicle mold to double the benefits!
Eat Well 101 has an easy turmeric popsicles recipe. The only downside is that turmeric pops can stain when they melt, but hey, a little stain is nothing in front of the baby’s health, right?
#5 Veggie Pops
Veggie popsicles are great for those picky eaters who purposely avoid every veggie in their sight. These popsicles supply babies with their daily dose of veggies while also soothing their gums and mouth. You can try a bunch of different veggies to give color variety to the popsicle molds, such as carrots, spinach, beets, etc. For a simple vegetable pops recipe, you can try the one by Greatist.
#6 Maple and Squash Pops
Maple and squash popsicles are probably the least messy homemade popsicles you can ever make. They do not drip down your baby’s arms, smell and taste amazing, contain a minimal amount of added sugar, and are made out of a vegetable! Here is a recipe for you to try out for yourself.
#7 Creamed Corn Popsicles
Creamed corn popsicles are the dream child of two of your kid’s favorite things: sweet corn and popsicles. Both of them, when combined, offer immense nutritious value as well as relief from teething pains. All you need to do is steam the corn, puree it in a blender, add the corn cream to the molds, and leave it to freeze! Yes, it is that simple! Duda Fresh outlined all the steps for you.
#8 Mixed Fruit Pops
Mixed fruit popsicles are endlessly customizable and make great teething food. All you need to do is grab a couple of your child’s favorite fruits, chop them into smaller pieces, pour some fruit juice into the mold, and pop it into the freezer for a couple of hours. Voila, it is as easy as it sounds – see for yourself in Bigger Bolder Baking’s recipe!
#9 Yogurt Popsicles
Yogurt is a great snack on its own, but you could also freeze the yogurt for a couple of hours and get your own homemade yogurt popsicles like the ones by Super Healthy Kids. However, it is recommended to try these with greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt, as the high water content in regular yogurt will make the popsicle icy instead of creamy. You can also mix it with any fruit puree to give it some additional flavor!
#10 Frozen Banana Popsicles
A frozen banana popsicle is perhaps the easiest kind of popsicle you can make. As mentioned by Passing Down The Love, just take a banana, peel it, insert a popsicle stick into it, and leave it to freeze. To add a little more thrill to these, you can also coat the banana in chocolate and add some sprinkles on the top.
#11 Pear-Avocado Pops
An avocado and pear popsicle is great for relieving the discomfort of teething babies, along with introducing them to a new palate of flavors and textures. The slight tanginess and sweetness of pears combined with the smooth texture of avocados result in a cool treat for those painful gums. You can try this pear-vocado pops by Suwannee Rose.
#12 Melon and Mint Popsicles
All you need to make this melon and mint popsicle by Ripple Foods is three ingredients, easily the best ingredients combination, especially for summers. Just combine melon, mint, and lime juice in a blender and blend it well. Add it to the molds and leave it to freeze for about 4 to 6 hours before devouring this refreshing treat!
#13 Oatmeal Popsicles
Oats are a great source of fiber, but their taste is not something that appeals to many kids. However, when they are in the form of a cold oatmeal popsicle, there is no limit on how many your baby will end up eating happily. You can get the recipe from My Diaspora Kitchen.
#14 Coconut Popsicles
Coconut is an easy-to-digest ingredient for babies. Hence a popsicle made out of it is a great way to relieve their teething discomfort. Here is a recipe that does require a bit of effort, but the end result is worth every minute you spend making it!
#15 Chamomile Ice Pops
The calming properties of chamomile lessen the crying of fussy babies, especially when they are teething. Since chamomile tea is not suited to the taste buds of the majority of babies, a chamomile ice pop is a healthy alternative to it.
Although chamomile soothes down your child, bear in mind it should not be introduced into their diet until they are six months of age or older. If your child is ready for some chamomile pops, try this recipe by Herbs & Hands.
Can Babies Have Popsicles? What Are The Risks of Giving Them to My Baby?
Since the majority of the popsicle recipes involve puree or milk/yogurt, you can introduce them to your child’s diet once they start taking solids, which is around the age of 6 months. Homemade popsicles are a great way to calm your babies’ sore gums and mouth while teething.
However, try your best to stay away from store-bought ice popsicles as they contain a high amount of added sugar and preservatives. Also, while making homemade popsicles, try to minimize the addition of artificial colors and sweeteners.
Homemade popsicles are generally safe to give to your baby and possess no primary risks. But you should only give them to your baby under your supervision, as the popsicle sticks can be a choking hazard.
Tips for A Safe Baby Popsicle Consumption
- Always give homemade popsicles to your kids, made out of natural ingredients and baby-friendly herbs and spices.
- Consider your child’s current development stage to determine whether their body is ready to handle the ingredients.
- Always put your little one in a high chair when they are consuming anything.
- Avoid adding any preservatives, artificial sugar, or food coloring.
- Limit the number of popsicles served to your baby – usually, one a day is enough.
- Supervise your little one while they are having the popsicle.
- Encourage licking it instead of biting off pieces, as they can be a choking hazard.
- Take away the popsicle stick as soon as it is finished.
We hope the list was helpful for you, and you ended up finding something to calm and comfort your teething baby. Feel free to share your experiences as a parent in the comments section or @babyjourney0183 on Pinterest to help other moms and even dads dealing with similar issues!