Making your own teething biscuits are easy and economical when using these teething biscuit recipes.
There are many different options when choosing a recipe for teething biscuits, but the recipe below is customizable and adaptable to your baby’s needs.
Possible substitutions and changes are included throughout the instructions to make this teething biscuit recipe your own. There is an egg and sugar-free teething biscuit recipe below for those who want to avoid honey or eggs (Especially for babies under one year of age).
Teething Biscuit Recipe
You will need the following:
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup of maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of flour
- Dash each of cinnamon and nutmeg
Beat the egg, honey, and vanilla extract together at low speed until smooth. You can use any large egg you have available, but organic eggs from free-range chickens are the most desirable for this teething biscuit recipe.
After creaming those ingredients, slowly add the flour and spices as you pulse the mixer in an up-and-down motion to keep the beaters from throwing the flour everywhere. If your child is sensitive to wheat, you can alter this teething biscuit recipe so that you get wheat-free teething biscuits by using oat or barley flour instead.
At this point, you want to check your dough. If it seems too tough, keeping in mind that the goal of most teething biscuit recipes is a hard cookie, you can add just a splash of water or milk. If the dough seems too sticky, add just a tad bit more flour. Once the dough has formed, you can roll it out and use cookie cutters to make different shapes. Alternatively, if you like, you can mold the dough into flattened ball shapes or flattened logs.
Leave the shaped cookies on waxed or parchment paper overnight, and then bake at 325° Fahrenheit for twenty-five to thirty-five minutes. Before taking the cookies out of the oven, check them with a fork or knife to ensure they are as hard as you would like. Of course, you want to let these homemade teething biscuits cool completely before allowing your little one to taste them.
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Egg and Sugar-Free Teething Biscuits
If you do not want to give your baby egg or honey before one year, here is a recipe without eggs
- 1 cup of pure apple juice
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 cup uncooked baby rice
- Preheat the oven to 175 deg C.
- Mix the baby rice & apple juice
- Add 1 cup of the flour and mix well.
- Continue to add flour until it turns into a non-sticky dough.
- Roll out and cut into shapes around 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes on a lightly greased baking sheet until golden brown.
- Cool and store in an airtight container.
Teething Biscuit Recipe
Alternatives for Teething
- Cold Breastmilk Popsicles: You can freeze breastmilk in ice cube trays and put the frozen milk in a mesh teether. Why breastmilk? Breast milk contains endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. While they aren't present in high amounts, these compounds can have a mild soothing effect on the baby. Breast milk has anti-inflammatory properties, which could help reduce the inflammation associated with teething.
- Cold Temperature: The primary reason breast milk popsicles can be effective for teething pain is the cold temperature. When babies gnaw on something cold, it can help numb the area, providing temporary relief from the pain.
- Chilled Teething Rings: These can be refrigerated (but not frozen, to avoid extreme cold) and given to the baby to gnaw on. The cool temperature can soothe sore gums.
- Cold Washcloth: Wet a clean washcloth, wring out the excess water, and place it in the refrigerator for a bit. Once chilled, it can be a great chew toy for a teething baby.
- Rubbing the Gums: Simply washing your hands and gently massaging your baby's gums can provide relief.
- Teething Gels: Some parents find relief using over-the-counter teething gels.
Remember, it's crucial to always supervise babies while they're using any teething aids to ensure they don't choke or harm themselves in any way.