Parents, it’s getting hot out there. Some of the more frequent questions I get over the hot summer months are:
“Should I be giving my baby water?” and
“How can I help Baby stay cool and hydrated?”
When it comes to the breastfed baby, there is no need to worry too much about water. Breast milk has got you covered! It has all the hydrating, nourishing, and body regulating components needed to keep your baby safe and well hydrated.
This is such a super easy trick, and a hit with the littles.
You can purchase a popsicle making kit at most grocery stores, hardware stores, or dollar stores. A small cup and a baby spoon will do as well. When using full size popsicle makers, remember to keep each one small (so not the full size) as they melt quickly - sometimes before babe can get all the way through that delicious frozen treat.
Steps to Making a Breastmilksicle:
Step 1: Pour expressed breast milk into the designated container
Step 2: Add the handle (spoon, popsicle stick, plastic handle)*
Step 3: freeze! And Enjoy
You can also freeze the milk into an ice cube tray, and place one cube into a mesh teether. *
So simple, so quick, and so cooling!
Have a wonderful, safe summer!
*As always when looking at products to use to feed your baby keep safety in mind, and be close when they are eating.