Spoiler alert: You should get them!
The jury was not out on this one. I knew I was going to get the boys these awesome-looking mesh feeders, I just didn't know when they would be appropriate for them. Well, they're 6 months old, and it's now. (I do think that the boys will be able to use them for a long time, too, because I've heard you can make freezie pops with them when they are older babies.) The boys put EVERYTHING in their mouths and they LOVE adult food. Perfect timing for a mesh feeder!
So far we have put bananas, peaches, apples and pears in the feeders. Bananas (frozen) are BY FAR the most popular. They will sit in their high chairs for 20 minutes nom-ing on a bit of banana! It's the perfect activity for them for when I have a few quick chores to get done... think dishes, litter boxes, laundry, etc. that need to be done on a daily basis.
As you know from previous posts, I am doing a mixture of the French-style baby feeding (purees) and the English-style baby feeding (baby led weaning) that has recently become popular among American moms. Oliver does great with a spoon and purees. Most of the time he doesn't even need his bib changed. Emmett, on the other hand, is a disaster. Absolute disaster. He loves to grab at the spoon, stick his hands in his mouth, fling puree everywhere... you get the idea. He really needs a bath after each feeding (but doesn't get one... ain't nobody got time for that!) For their dinner-time feeding, he gets striped to a diap-y and then goes straight to the tub. He does much better with a BLW style feeding - loves it in fact! - because he is in control of what goes in his mouth.
|From this (nerve wracking) experience with "adult" food....|
|...to this (not as sticky) apple-eating experience!|
The only downside I have seen to this product is that they are gross to clean. Like mushy, browned, drool-covered banana slime gross. But once you get any chunks of banana out, you're good. Throw it in the dishwasher or let them soak for a bit.
What types of food have you put in a mesh feeder (or given to your baby whole as part of BLW?) I'm thinking baked sweet potato slices and cooked carrots could be fun!
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