Known as teething biscuits or baby rusks, these nutritious crackers soothe sore gums while giving your child a healthy snack. To avoid added sugar and other ingredients you don’t want to feed your little one, make them yourself with these easy recipes, including no-bake versions and wheat-free biscuits.
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Quinoa Teething Crackers: Healthy quinoa is the only ingredient in this crispy cracker. Cradle Rocking Mama blends the nutritious grain in three forms (cooked flakes, flour and uncooked flakes) to get the right consistency.
Sweet Potato and Chamomile Teething Biscuits: These flavorful biscuits from My Kids Lick the Bowl cleverly include chamomile (from a tea bag) to calm a child who’s suffering from teething pain, along with sweet potato and oat flour.
Apple, Banana or Pumpkin Teething Biscuits: Mama Natural shares three recipes, highlighting apple, banana or pumpkin. All three are gluten-free, thanks to a combination of rolled oats and steel-cut oats as the base. They also includes maple syrup and baking spices for sweetness and baby-friendly flavor.
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Oat & Banana Drops: Momtastic offers up this classic recipe full of oats and mashed bananas. Choose overripe bananas for sweetness and add a few delicious spices like cinnamon and cardamom. In 15 minutes, you’ll have a tasty, vegan teething biscuit.
Fruit & Vegetable Teethers: Teething biscuits don’t get any healthier than these fruit and veggie snacks from Weelicious. Simply thinly slice fruits and veggies like sweet potato and kiwi, and then put them in a dehydrator. If you don’t have a dehydrator, this banana leather version requires only an oven—and is a hit with older kids too.
Pear-rific Oat-tastic Teething Biscuits: The name of Everyday Champagne‘s recipe says it all. Pears plus oats=awesome teething treats. Mix together oat flour, baby cereal, pear puree and allspice to make a sweet biscuit that’s free of added sugar or salt.
Grain-Free Teething Biscuits: Created by a nurse, these grain-free teethers from Real Food RN are packed full of nutrients. The ingredient list is longer than some: coconut and cassava flour, applesauce, maple syrup, molasses, egg yolk plus spices. But the extra effort is worth it, as each ingredient packs a nutritional punch. The recipe also includes clove, a spice that some say soothes teething pain. When stored in the freezer, the biscuits last for months and offer a cool treat for your little one’s gums.
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Sugar-Free Baby Rusks: You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now for these sugar- and salt-free teething biscuits from the Welsh-Italian Chiapa sisters: eggs, flour, baking powder and applesauce (or another fruit puree). Add cinnamon, orange zest or Parmesan for extra flavor.
Healthy Homemade Teething Biscuits: Boys Ahoy‘s recipe calls for rice cereal, flour, coconut oil, cinnamon and banana (or substitute applesauce). Then, roll out the dough and cut with your favorite cookie cutter to create crisp mum-mums in fun, baby-friendly shapes.
The Natural Mum’s Super Easy Rusk Recipe: With only two ingredients, you can whip up these teething treats from the Natural Mum anytime. All you need is a fruit or veggie puree and a few cups of spelt flour. Because the puree choice is up to you, the flavor options are endless. Try sweet potatoes one day and peaches the next.