Tuesday, August 14, 2007

WFMW: Frozen Bananas for Teething!

This is a double tip! First of all, when your bananas get too mushy to eat (which, for me, is anything past the first brown spot - I like my bananas underripe!) you can stick them in a Ziplock bag in the freezer (peel and all) and freeze them for the next time you want to make banana bread (or muffins, or pancakes, or smoothies...).
And, when your baby is teething and miserable, you can take one of those frozen bananas out of the freezer, run it under a little warm water until the peel is soft enough to remove, then hold it in a paper towel and let your baby chew on it. Be sure to carefully supervise so that the baby doesn't get any big chokey chunks. I tried this tonight with my 5 month old daughter, Claire, and it helped her settle down long enough for the Tylenol to kick in, and then she went to sleep!

If you're here for WFMW, don't miss my other WFMW posts:

How to do Time Outs correctly.
How to improvise a changing table.
How to get a baby and a toddler into the car.
How to keep your house decluttered with an old waitressing mantra.
How to find a great baby sling.
How to manage your grocery list online.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

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Maureen said...

Those are some swell tips! I have a few bananas in the freezer right now! I'll have to try it out next time my little guy is uncomfortable!

Sasha said...

Great tips! I love your blog header --- I have the same pretty pink swirly image on mine! Come and check it out some day!

What Works For Us said...

We do the same thing. We put our frozen banana in a munchkin mesh teether (available at most stores) and then you don't have to worry about choking either! Cool blog!

Anonymous said...

I totally ♥ you... my daughter is going through teething (late - she's 18 months old) tribulations and... she adores bananas! =)

Thank you thank you thank you for posting these tips!

~ J