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Eggnog in a Sippy Cup | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Giulia Simolo is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Eggnog In A Sippy Cup? – A How-To Activity

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Eggnog In A Sippy Cup? – A How-To Activity

Eggnog is synonymous with the festive season, but that doesn’t mean your toddler can’t get in on the fun. By choosing a non-alcoholic, healthy eggnog alternative for their sippy cups, children will have an enjoyable treat during the holidays. Interested in making your own baby-friendly eggnog? Here’s how.

Put A Spin On Traditional Eggnog

Traditional eggnog isn’t safe for babies. Alcohol aside, cow’s milk can cause intestinal bleeding in children under the age of 12 months, while raw eggs pose a salmonella risk, as Fatherly reports. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own eggnog which your kids can safely consume.

The key is to remove adult-only ingredients, such as rum and raw eggs, from your child’s eggnog sippy cup. Don’t worry, you don’t have to remove the eggs from the recipe altogether. Just cook them. Yes, really! As for the milk and cream elements of eggnog recipes, make sure your baby is older than 18 months before feeding him/her dairy products – and that goes for non-dairy milk as well, such as rice or almond milk.

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Delicious Eggnog Recipe

Trial and Eater has an easy recipe for kid-friendly eggnog that contains cooked eggs.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

½ cup sugar
2 cups milk
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 egg yolks
1 ½ cups cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
pinch of ground nutmeg

 

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Mix the cinnamon and milk in a saucepan, and place it on low heat for a few minutes to warm it up.
  2. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together.
  3. Pour this egg mixture into the saucepan. Cook it over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until it is thick.
  4. Take the saucepan off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  5. Add the vanilla, nutmeg, and cream. Whisk it well together.
  6. Leave it in the fridge for a few hours.

What If Your Baby Can’t Eat Dairy?

If your toddler is allergic to dairy, you can swap the milk for rice milk. The cream, on the other hand, can be made by rice and water as described on the Food52 website. You’ll need five cups of cold water and two cups of whole-grain germinated brown rice. Soak the rice in three cups of water overnight, then rinse it off and place it in a blender with the other two cups of water. Blend on high speed for five minutes to create a beautiful and thick cream, no dairy required! Tastes great in a Daphyl’s Sippy Cup!

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References: Fatherly, Trial and Eater, Food 52

Editor’s Note: Giulia Simolo is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones

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Thanksgiving is all about family, fun, and food. It’s no wonder your kids want to get in on the kitchen magic — and now is a great chance to get them excited about creating their own delicious dishes & Thanksgiving recipes. Whether your child is the next Gordon Ramsey or still mastering how to make a sandwich, there are Thanksgiving recipes they can help you cook. It’s a fun bonding activity, and a great way to teach them some valuable new skills. We’ve got some great recipes for little chefs of all ages that will prove a big hit come Thanksgiving Day. Now time to get cooking!

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites

This recipe is super-cute, super-sweet, and super-simple! These little turkey treats are easy to assemble, and require minimal cooking, making it ideal for the younger set. They’ll need supervision when using the oven, but they can get creative when assembling their delicious candy treats!

 

Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots

Want to make your kids love vegetables this holiday season? The secret might be soda — this easy recipe only contains two ingredients, and one of them is ginger ale. Kids will marvel at how easy it is to make a side dish, and you’ll love any chance to sneak some veggies into their diet. Best of all, this dish is surprisingly tasty. Who said Thanksgiving dinner had to be hard?

 

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallows

This is a fun twist on a classic dish (and a surprisingly easy recipe for kids to help out with). The mix of sweet and savory will appeal to all your Thanksgiving guests, while your child will be bursting with pride after helping you tackle this multi-step recipe. The littles ones will love helping you prep the ingredients, while older kids can try their hand at seasoning and preparation. And who doesn’t love adding marshmallows to a dinner dish?

 

Pumpkin Pie

It’s a staple of the Thanksgiving dinner, and any kid with a penchant for baking will be delighted to help out with this delicious (and simple) recipe. Pumpkin Pie doesn’t have to be a terrifying task; this pumpkin pie recipe is kid-friendly and easy as pie. Kids can help out with mixing ingredients, making the crust, and of course decoration. Even if they don’t love eating pumpkin pie, they’ll be so excited to share their creation with the rest of the family. And with a devoted parent as their sous-chef, the little bakers are in for a sweet time!

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Editor’s Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Cold Weather Snacks for Kids | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Giulia Simolo is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Cold Weather Snacks Means No More Ice Cream

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Cold Weather Snacks – Transitioning Away from Ice Cream

Now that the weather’s getting cooler, ice cream’s out of the question when it comes to baby treats, but that doesn’t matter. There are lots of healthy food choices that babies will love digging into, like these comforting foods and drinks that make chilly days so much more fun.

 

Delicious Hot Chocolate

Who doesn’t love hot cocoa? Make it healthier for your baby by choosing dark chocolate – the darker the better! – as this contains more nutrients, such as iron and zinc, than paler milk chocolate varieties.

Cow’s milk often goes into making hot chocolate, but make sure you only introduce it into your baby’s diet once they’ve hit the one-year mark as they can’t digest it. The American Academy Of Pediatrics reports that by the age of two, your baby can happily drink two cups of cow’s milk (or other milk products) every day.

Soft ’n Sweet Potato Fries

Snacks like sweet potato fries are great for giving baby a warm, sweet treat that’s also nourishing. Peel potatoes and cut them into small strips. Sprinkle them with cinnamon, olive oil, and brown sugar, then place them on a baking sheet. Bake them for approximately 40 minutes in the oven so that they’re tender enough for baby to eat.

Broccoli And Cheese Nuggets

Broccoli & CHeese Nuggets | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Here at Daphyl’s we believe that snacks can be healthy and tasty! That’s why this recipe from Momtastic features more delicious vegetables. To make these nuggets, you’ll need a few cups of broccoli, one cup of bread crumbs, one-and-a-half cups of shredded cheddar cheese, three large eggs, and olive oil.

Mix the ingredients, except for the olive oil, together. If you don’t want to use eggs, such as if your baby’s got egg allergies or is under the age of one, you can substitute the egg for fruit or vegetable puree. Use your hands to shape the mixture into nuggets. Place them on a baking tray that’s been coated with olive oil. You should bake these nuggets for approximately 15 minutes, then turn them around so they bake well on both sides.

Juicy Juices  

You want to boost your baby’s immune system while giving him/her something tasty to stay hydrated in the dry, cold winter months. That’s where juice come in! It’s always better to squeeze your own fresh juice to avoid the high sugar content in store-bought juices. Be creative, trying lots of different fruits to appeal to your baby’s taste buds.

If your baby’s fussy and doesn’t like juice, get him/her used to it by first using fruits instead of veggies in recipes as these taste sweeter. Spare a thought for presentation too. Fun and colorful sippy cups, such as our Rock ’n Roll-inspired ones, will make nutritious juices so much more fun for babies and toddlers!

Freshly Squeezed Juice for Kids | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Sources: Baby Center, Momtastic

Editor’s Note: Giulia Simolo is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Baked Apples | Daphly's Iconic Baby Gear

Autumn Recipes for Little Ones: Transitioning from Summer Foods

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Watermelon. Slurpees. Ice cream cones. Fruit salads.

With summer moving on down the road, it’s time for the kids to say goodbye to some of their favorite snacks and food choices they’ve enjoyed for the past few months.

Caramel Apples | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Now’s the time for autumn recipes like pumpkin, apples and cinnamon! Fall’s the time of year to fill our kids’ plates and even sippy cups with great snacks and drinks they’ll love this time of year.

Here’s some things you can try (of course, be mindful your child’s allergies). They’re all easy to make; after all, Moms, how much time to you have to spend in the kitchen with little ones to take care of? We at Daphyl’s know Moms can rock it, but they deserve a break, too!

Carmel Apples:

A long-time favorite! Remove each apple’s stem and slide in a popsicle stick. Just place a bowl of caramels and milk in the microwave for 2 minutes, then coat each apple and refrigerate on parchment paper. Viola! (Nuts optional; remember those allergies!)

 

Pumpkin Pudding:

What’s fall without pumpkin? One easy snack you can whip up for your little ones is pumpkin pudding. You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • dash Salt
  • dash Nutmeg

Whisk together egg and milk. Then whisk sugar and cornstarch over medium heat; slowly add in egg/milk mixture. Bring to boil and, stirring constantly, let cook for one minute. Add all other ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add pumpkin mixture slowly, whisk until blended, then cook 3-4 minutes on low heat. Refrigerate until chilled.

Healthy Fall Snacks: Baked Apples

Healthy snacks are easy to make during the fall months, too. Remove the skins from some apples and core them, then cut into slices. Sprinkle with some cinnamon. Bake at 115 degrees with the door slightly open until the apples are dry. Be careful not to let them get too hard; soft is best for your babies.

Apple cider, cranberry slushie (blend a cup of frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup pear nectar, 1/4 cup cranberry juice and 1/4 cup ice) or apple pie punch (a mixture of apple cider, pear nectar and ginger ale) are sweet and tasty drinks your toddler will love, more great autumn recipes.

 

Harrison Howe is Content Provider for Daphyl’s