Connor is noticeably annoyed by the fact that his gums feel like they're going to explode. He gnaws and gnaws on toys, and starts to get fussy when nothing seems to relieve his pain. I wanted to find some way to help him feel a little more comfortable, then I got an idea when I found these ice cube trays at IKEA:
WHERE HAVE I BEEN??
It's this magical land of inexpensive decorations, furniture, and housewares. Oh and did you know they have food there? There's a restaurant inside that serves hot food cafeteria-style (they're big on Swedish meatballs and pasta in the shape of a moose), and they also have a soda fountain with lingonberry juice. It tastes like some kind of cranberry-like fruit, and it's delicious in any kind of pop (or soda to the rest of the world).
Oh, AND they have fabric. Need I say more?
Back to the teething thing. So anyway, I came home with the green starfish rubber ice cube tray and filled it with apple juice (you can water it down some if you want), and stuck it in the freezer for about an hour.
When the cubes were frozen, I popped them out on a plate and got these cute little starfish juice cubes:
Then you just take one of these little mesh baby feeders, which you can find at your local grocery store or Wal Mart, and put one of your juice cubes inside.
Snap the top closed, and let your little one gnaw to their heart's content.
The juice cubes are softer than ice, they flake really easily. It's a great way to soothe sore gums.
And they're pretty tasty too.
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