Thursday, October 23, 2008

Teething & Apple Picking

For me, it all started with apples...marrying into a family owning the largest pick-it-yourself apple orchard in the NY Hudson Valley-- it was a natural. Five years later arrived the gift of our, combine the two and you get plenty of thoughts on being a first-time dad plus, lots of ways apples come into play with our family.

Our son is now 11 months old and during the last few weeks he decided to start teething for the first time...not one, but five teeth breaking at once...(ouch) So, being first-timers and literally trying to figure it out each day, we decided to go the apple route for a bit of soothing.

Teething Tip: Take a fresh apple, preferably from a local orchard picked during the months of Sept and Oct --- remember buy local. Peel and quarter or eighth, depending on your size preference (although, not too small to avoid the choke potential). Rinse and place in a simple sandwich ziploc bag and then place in freezer. After frozen, keep feeding these cool (cold) refreshing fruit treats to your little one ... it definitely helps sooth the sensitive gums. Only drawback is lots of bits of chomped apples everywhere, but believe me, its worth the clean up.

Look forward to sharing more insights from a dad who loves apples (no choice) and is trying to figure it out one joyous day at a time.

Remember, Live Appley!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. I am going to try it for Ryan. She is gettig her molars right now.