These BLW homemade popsicles are made with no added sugar and provide immediate relief for teething babies, toddlers and kids.
Here’s a surprising mom fact – Baby E is teething right now (AREN’T THEY ALWAYS?!). Ugh, it sucks for him. It sucks for me. Does this motherhood thing ever get easier?! It’s also hot AF outside right now (not complaining, weather Gds, I promise). So this week, to provide my babe with some temporarily relief to his gums and from the heat, I’ve created these baby led weaning homemade popsicles made without any added sugar. These teething popsicles not only provide a little distraction but also the cooling nature of these pops can sooth your lil kiddo’s mouth.
key ingredients for these homemade blw popsicles
Baby Puree– You can use any store-bought or homemade puree with your choice of fruit or veggies.
Chia Seed – I am OBSESSED with chia jam, so I thought why not invited baby puree to the chia jam party? Chia seeds are great because not only do they add fibre and omega 3 fats, but they great a gel when combined with liquid making it perfect for making low sugar jams and spreads.
Greek Yogurt – I like to use full fat for baby but you can certainly use any yogurt you have on hand.
How to Make BLW Homemade Popsicles for Teething Babies
To make these baby and toddler friendly homemade popsicles, I start by making a chia jam and let it set in the fridge for at least an hour. I actually use storebought baby puree from a pouch because #momhacks, but you can easily puree your own fruit or veggies if you have time. Then instead of your typical popsicle mold, I’m using dixie cups to make these baby-size (also they’re great as a mini snack for momma too).
Here’s the layering process:
Add plain greek yogurt to the bottom of the cup. I like using full fat for baby and mama!
Top with chia jam.
Add the rest of the yogurt.
Pop in a popsicle stick and freeze until solid.
That’s it, that’s all folks! You can keep them in their little dixie cups until you’re ready to serve, and then just peel the paper away to give to babe.
Boost the Nutrition of these BLW Popsicles with Chia Jam
Most of you that are familiar with Abbey’s Kitchen, know that I’m a chia jam fan. I love adding it to muffins, puddings and even pop tarts. I’m layering it in these baby led weaning popsicles because chia adds fibre, protein and healthy omega 3 fats making this popsicle the perfectly balanced healthy snack for your kiddo. Baby E says these are his FAVOURITE new summer snack (in sign language as “more” of course).
do you have any other homemade popsicle recipes?
Absolutely! Here are some of my favs.
Have you made homemade popsicles yet? What are your tips and tricks for dealing with a teething baby?
Let me know by leaving me a comment below!
BLW Homemade Popsicles with No Added Sugar
- 3 x 128 ml pouches of Baby Puree fruit and veggie flavours
- 3 tbsp chia seeds divided
- 1 1/2 cups Plain whole milk greek yogurt
- To make the chia jam, in a bowl, combine the baby puree and chia seeds in a bowl. Set in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Set out 9 dixie cups.
- Add 1/2 of the yogurt to the bottom of the dixie cups. Top with the chia jam. Add the rest of the yogurt.
- Insert a popsicle stick and freeze until solid.
- Unwrap the paper and serve.
Updated on June 24th, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.