Every parent has gone through teething woes, and every child deals with them differently. Mine latches himself onto the nearest piece of flesh (usually vanity mommy or daddy) spreads his arms wide for a hug and then goes in for the attack. He’ll bite your friggan neck, and while you’re trying not to scream out in pain and anger or grab a steak and lunge it through his heart you’re thinking to yourself “oh he must be teething AGAIN.”
It never stops, I swear this kid has been teething since he was three months old! How many teeth did he have when he turned 1? He had all of 2 teeth in his mouth and yet it seemed like he had suffered for an entire mouthful. Now that’s he’s 15 months and STILL teething (now has 6 teeth) after more teething rings than you could shake a fist at, tubes of orajel and late night runs for Tylenol Mom and Dad have become wiser.
So what does this have to do with yogurt? Well ingeniously through the parent grapevine we found out that taking yogurt tubes and freezing them worked MIRACLES for a teething child. We freeze the tube, cut it in half and there’s no mess and it soothes the aching gums. HALLELEUJAH!
So do I really have to tell you that yogurt is good for mom as well? Not only is it rich in protein (which you NEED protein as it’ll help keep you going and it also helps your body on the road to weight loss) it’s also high in calcium (good for your bones, hair, nails ect) Not to mention the probiotic which pretty much comes down to the simply equation yogurt = good for you. So next time you’re sitting down for a quick snack, grab some grapes, berries (your choice) some vanilla yogurt and some granola and sit down with the kiddo and enjoy a healthy snack together… because do you really want to eat a tube?