Friday, June 28, 2013

Off Topic: Baby Teething Biscuits

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So I decided with Ava teething I would try to make my own teething biscuits. This is the recipe I came up with after a few failed attempts.

Ava's Teething Biscuits

Preheat oven to 350

1 cup baby oatmeal

1/2 cup flavored baby rice cereal (I did banana apple)

1/2 cup plain rice cereal

4 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons gluten free flour (Our family is known for wheat allergies)

Ice cold water

Mix dry ingredients then add coconut oil. Slowly add in ice water until you get a dough consistency. After that roll out dough to cracker thickness and cut into squares.

Grease pan (I used coconut oil) Cook squares on one side for 8 minutes and then cook on the other side for another 8 minutes. Should be golden brown.

After they cooled off I cut off the crunchy edges so they are just chewy now.

I then freeze them so that they are hard and cold :-)

They are similar to a more bland banana bread and dissolve easily in her mouth when she nibbles on them.

How to Prep Your New Diapers (Inserts and Pre-folds)

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Ok so you finally went all in and decided to purchase your cloth diapers. So how exactly do you prep them.

*Note this is my own personal way of prepping my inserts*

How To Prep Inserts and Pre-folds:

What you need - A big pot and some water

Step 1: Fill pot with water

Step 2: Bring water to a boil

Step 3: Place inserts/prefold into boiling water (I usually do 10 inserts or 6 pre-folds at a time)

Step 4: Let boil for 20 minutes

Step 5: After boiling let inserts cool off to room temperature (they will be super hot because they hold alot of water)

Step 6: Run on one rinse cycle in the washer with cold water

Step 7: Wash on a hot/cold cycle with the diapers as well using 2 tablespoons of my detergent recipe

Step 8: Do 3 more cold water rinses

Step 9: Line dry the diaper part and place inserts/pre-folds in dryer until completely dry

That is it! The more washes the inserts get the more absorbent they will be come. It usually takes 4-6 washes for mine to reach max absorbency.

Cloth Diaper Detergent Recipe

2 Cups Washing Soda

2 Cups Baking Soda

2 Cups Oxiclean

Hope this helps!!