BABY GEAR TO ASSIST WITH EATING SOLID FOODS
A teething feeder is a very simple and inexpensive baby product for parents with babies who are refusing solid foods. Just take a small piece of food and place it in the mesh container which has a ring on it for baby to hold. Baby will place the mesh surrounded piece of food into her mouth and suck on it. She will receive much of the nourishment of the solid food by sucking on it. When baby is having difficulty chewing and/or swallowing solid foods, this is an excellent option. The baby milestone of eating can be challenging for some babies and this feeder helps them through the transition. It is also great for introducing new flavors to baby’s diet and these feeders come with a convenient storage cap for travel.
WHEN TO INTRODUCE SOLID FOODS TO BABY
Recent research shows the best time to introduce solid foods to baby is at age six months. It is important not to introduce solid foods before baby is ready to sit up, chew and swallow the food. Foods that are a bit soft such as strawberries, banana, watermelon, or cooked zucchini are best to use with this feeder. Keep the food temperature not too hot or not too cold. Remember to always check with your pediatrician to see what foods are best for your baby.
FEEDING BABY ON THE GO
Parents are always looking for ways to feed baby when traveling. The teething feeder comes with a cap which allows moms to prepare the food ahead of time by placing it in the mesh container and covering it with a cap until it is time for baby to suck on it. This mesh cover also prevents choking hazards as you feed baby solid foods. The mesh keeps the solid part of the food from getting into baby’s mouth which can possibly cause choking. Sometimes both parents and child are easily distracted especially when outside the home environment, so always keep your eyes on baby when when she is eating.