Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Someone's Teething.....

Yes. Thing Two is teething.
The poor thing; he's drooling all over the place, pulling at his ears, and chewing everything he can.

He's also very fussy.
There's always ibuprofen and baby orajel, but I like to try and do things naturally.
And that's where this comes in!

Cantaloupe And Mint Granita For A Teething Baby
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe (if it smells like a cantaloupe and isn’t rock hard than it’s ready)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Slice cantaloupe in half. With a spoon, scoop out seeds and discard.

Scoop out the meat with a spoon (or chop with a knife) from both halves and place the “meat” in a food processor or blender. Squeeze any juice remaining in the shell into the food processor.
Coarsely chop mint and place in the food processor with the cantaloupe.

Puree until very smooth.
Pour into an 8″x8″ dish and place flat in the freezer.

Every 30 minutes take the puree out of the freezer and scrape with a fork. Drag the fork in rows in one direction of the entire dish. Return to the freezer. Repeat process until the puree has reached a icy flakey consistency (about 3 or so hours depending on your freezer).


    I just feed this to Thing Two like I do his baby food. He pushes it all around in his mouth. It also makes the spoon very cold, and I place that on his bottom gums where the teeth are coming in.


  1. Mmmmm Mmmmmm MMMMM! Can I pretend to be a teething baby? I want some!!! That last picture was the perfect was to end that blog! I am now hungry, thank you!!!

  2. Hahah another blogger suggested pouring a little white rum, and drizzling some honey over it as a treat for mom! :)