Best toddler utensils according to redditors

We found 105 Reddit comments discussing the best toddler utensils. We ranked the 30 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/[deleted] · 19 pointsr/Parenting

If he's getting mobile, baby gates to block unsafe areas/stairs? Babyproofing type stuff in general became important for us around that age.

Some people like exersaucer/jumpers and some people don't. I am a fan when they are used for a limited time daily and kid isn't just parked in them all day. They are a nice way to keep a mobile baby occupied and using his energy while you need to chase the 5 year old, prepare a meal, what have you. The argument against (overusing) them is that it can be bad for hip development, walking etc., but I read a great article by a PT professional that explained this but endorsed limited daily use. I got our exersaucer on Craigslist for $20, and then sold it on Craigslist for $20 when we were done with it.

Edited to add, one more thing - these mesh teethers were awesome not just for teething but for distraction too. I would freeze strawberry or peach slices and pop them in there, then hand to baby. He'd toddle around munching on it (mesh prevents them from getting big pieces out) and, if he was teething, of course the frozen fruit was cold and helped with that.

One more thing, I could not do parenting without a white noise thing in baby's room. Your new foster baby may or may not be into it, but you could always pop a white noise app on your phone for a couple days, see if it helps him sleep, and then if so get a white noise machine for the room. Some double as night lights.

Second edit, is he eating solid food yet? I am in love with these bibs, we only have one but I wish we had more. The thing is, they just make cleaning up baby and high chair much faster and easier.

Third edit (I'm sorry, I keep thinking of things that made our lives easier!) - a kid carrier. It might be nice to be able to go out to playground or walk with the 5 year old but have your hands free, you know, and that way new baby still gets stimulation of sights and sounds of the walk along with that extra bonding time. Wearing the baby might be helpful for that. We used a Baby Bjorn from about 6 weeks - 10 months, but at 9 months I wouldn't bother buying one. I hear an Ergo can be used a long time, but we chose a Kelty carrier because we hike a lot and wanted something that could really be stable and ergonomic through the toddler years. Another thing to save money and buy from Craigslist - the style we have is $139 new but we got an older similar model for $35 on Craigslist and it does the job.

u/CommanderRabbit · 10 pointsr/beyondthebump

There are a couple products out there that address this issue:

This valve top, and an actual case for the pouch.

We got the valve top and it is working so far, as there seems to be more compatibility issues with the case. So far the valve has stopped my 7 month old from squirting yogurt everywhere, which is a big improvement!

u/myonlineidentity9090 · 8 pointsr/beyondthebump

As some of the others have chimed in, formula or breast milk is best at this age. About 4 months old I begin giving my son small spoonful taste of soup or puree or even a piece of something to chew on (like a pickle or lemon or apple etc) And it wasn't until 6 months that we really started once or twice a day giving him a small meal. You have to watch out though, because at this young, water is dangerous to their little bodies because their kidneys I just figuring out how to filter out all the extra water.

Good luck to you! I'm starting those little systems on something new is always difficult

EDIT: turns out that my source is often discredited and so here is another link to a study about babies and water intoxication

I realized that I didn't mention that we use those mesh net chewy things and stuck the snackers inside for him to gnaw on! It makes me look like a fool!

Thanks to all you parents for being ever vigilant to make sure others have the best information!

u/firstlegalgrow · 7 pointsr/Parenting

We used these with great success.

I might stray away from the rubbery ones only because real food encourages chewing, and standard pacifiers don't deal well with chewing...

u/nacho-bitch · 7 pointsr/Mommit

A few things that worked for us. Take a bottle nipple, put a piece of tape over the hole. Fill the nipple with breast milk or formula and freeze it (we put them in shot glasses to keep them from tipping.) once frozen put on a bottle and you've got a great teether.
Freeze milk or formula in ice cube trays and use in one of these.

u/JJ1983 · 7 pointsr/Parenting

I use the "fresh food feeders" and stuff them with frozen food (usually fruits). I have also had success with frozen waffles!

u/doodlydoodles · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

These are amazing at this age for allowing safe eating with semi solid food. My son was crazy about frozen blueberries and cantaloupe at this age so we used these daily for months and months.

I highly recommend these. My daughter is 5 weeks and I’ve already bought a pack for her.

I did end up buying 3 packs and you must be diligent about cleaning them immediately though. Still 100% worth it. My mil let him have part of a cantaloupe with her finger after me telling her not to when I stepped out of the room and he sucked it down and started choking. I had to hard pat him for a minute too and I cried as well. We used it after that and my mil never did that again. She was very remorseful because she panicked and didn’t know what to do.

u/test_post_pl_ignore · 5 pointsr/Parenting

I got one of those baby cookbooks for my oldest because I loved cooking for my wife and he fucking hated everything I put in front of him. There's no need to overthink introducing her to new foods. You're not a bad parent for going the Gerber route. A real lifesaver for us was teething mesh bags filled with frozen strawberries. It allowed him to feed himself a snack in the high chair and gave him relief from the pain.

u/leeloodallasmultipas · 5 pointsr/Parenting

Before you spend money on the teething tablets read up on homeopathy and you'll see that it's kind of a joke. I used the tablets before I knew what they were all about, and now I feel like I was duped. Also, they still contain belladonna but in a smaller amount I believe.

Baby Orajel has worked for my second baby who is teething like crazy right now. And the mesh bag with frozen grapes/berries/ice cube is excellent (as others mentioned). My son gets Tylenol too.

u/NoodlesRomanoff · 5 pointsr/TalesFromRetail

This is simple. Just pack the cake in something designed like this:

It’s spillproof. Then put it in a box, and FedEx it.

u/onceuponaclick · 4 pointsr/moderatelygranolamoms

We got these spouts that turn the top into a bite valve:

I think we started using them around a year? They’re great, I could just hand the kiddo a pouch and she could feed herself. At 2.5 years we don’t always use them anymore since she understands (mostly) how not to douse herself with the applesauce/purée.

Before that, I mostly squirted the pouch into a spoon and fed it that way. I liked that I wasn’t dipping a slobbery spoon back in a jar, but that was the only real advantage over jars at that point.

u/LadyStarbuck1 · 4 pointsr/workingmoms

Maybe try spoon feeding? It’s nowhere near a nipple shape, but it’ll get food in his belly. There are ones where you can load them up with purées and squeeze out a bit at a time. The one I had is a super deep spoon, so it’d hold liquids fairly well.

Fingers crossed for you!!

ETA: Baby Mate Silicone Baby Food Dispensing Spoon Feeder

u/InannasPocket · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I definitely had to try various textures for 2-3 weeks before she got the hang of swallowing. Oddly enough, she had an easier time initially with crunchy things like cheerios and baby mum mums.

Despite not liking me to hold the spoon, mine will let me hand feed her some bites, especially if I'm eating some too - like a bite of banana for mom, then a bit put into her mouth. Maybe you could try that too? I find a mix of tactics works best for us, and if frustration sets in we switch or just end the feeding session.

Oh, and I just remembered these spoons - they don't work with super runny purees, just with slightly thicker textures, but they are a bit easier for her to handle because spoon orientation doesn't matter.

u/thirdjane · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I seem to preface everything I say lately with, "I'm not ungrateful, but..."

Jesus Christ, MIL, this is your GRANDCHILD and not only did you show up half an hour late to the baby shower, you didn't get us anything from our registry, and instead opted for toddler silverware. Because it's not like we'll need diapers or anything we registered for- like the swing or pack-and-play you want to keep at your house. What we obviously need is Finding Nemo flatware that I am SO looking forward to storing in my house somewhere for the next two years...

u/DojimaNanako · 3 pointsr/cgl

I did a little looking around, seems to be by a brand named Sugarbooger and you can get them Amazon here!

u/themilkmaiden · 3 pointsr/Parenting

We work very closely with a dietitian for our 13 month old son (he was a preemie and has a lot of issues with eating/textures of food/swallowing/etc). We also work with a Speech Therapist and several special doctors. Not ONCE have any of them ever said that we should force food on our child or continue to push things he doesn't like and refuses to eat. This promotes anxiety and fears about eating that are unnecessary. I am by all means NOT a professional, but I have been working with them for over a year. Here are my suggestions:

  1. Always OFFER the food you want your daughter to eat. Offer it several times before giving up on it (not in one day....over the course of a week or two). Sometimes babies just don't like certain foods. We are adults and have willpower. We understand that even if broccoli doesn't taste as good as corndogs, it is the better choice. Obviously babies and young children can't reason like that. Try preparing it different ways. We found out that our son LOVES avocado if it has a little bit of pure sugar mixed in (like 1/2 tsp per one whole mashed avocado).

  2. Let her eat it off of your plate. This has been a BIG trick for our son and has helped a lot. If he won't eat it, we put some on our plate and then all of the sudden he wants it.

  3. Let her PLAY with her food. Offer foods during non meal times. Let her explore them. If she wants to roll an apple like a ball let her! Make art with the food. Let her finger paint with pudding, yogurt, fruit juice mixed with a bit of corn starch. Yes, it is messy, but it makes snack time fine and stress free for her. Let her pull apart broccoli, celery, and other veggies and explore them. She might just stick one in her mouth! it doesn't mean she will love it, but at least she can taste different things. Food art is a very good tool for picky eaters. When you put food on her plate, make designs. Make flowers out of berries and leafy greens, draw faces on fruits and veggies with dipping sauces, etc.

  4. Try to use things like V-8 or home-made veggie and fruit juices (watered down juice or smoothies made with yogurt, fruits, and veggies) to get in those nutrients she needs. You can even add broccoli and spinach and she won't taste it.

  5. Take her to a local farm where you can pick your own fruits and veggies and let her help! Or take her to the produce section of store and let her help pick things if there isn't a local farm.

  6. Try different temperatures i.e. frozen peaches, bananas, or berries (in a mesh baby feeder like this one to prevent choking issues: which are especially good for teething time!) then try warm peach or berry compote (this recipe is good but I don't I use less brown sugar or none at all and it is still good because of the juice and obviously I don't use brandy! and room temperature diced peaches or bananas.

    Our pedi and dietitian told us that babies go through phases. If you can sneak in the fruits and veggies that is best, but sometimes you just can't and you do the best you can and just offer them at every meal.

    Don't make meal times stressful. If you are stressed about what she is or isn't going to eat, she will be too!

    My only disclaimer is that if you are very concerned talk to your pediatrician. She may be able to recommend something else or refer you to a nutritionist. All that we have been told indicates that At this age it isn't a HUGE deal what babies eat as long as they are growing at a good rate (not too slow, not too fast) mostly because they will never overeat.

    One final note: Be very careful with hot dogs as they are a top contender for choking hazards. if you don't already please consider removing the skins and cutting each hot dog slice into quarters.

    If you have any more questions or would like to talk to me, please feel free to send me a message. Good luck and don't worry too much. It is obvious you are great parents because you took the time to ask!
u/laurenkk · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I think some of it is just a "thinking face", dealing with the new sensation combined with taste.

We got this: Kidsme Food Feeder - Green/Yellow

Dude LOVES it. Banana, avocado, apple, broccoli. It has made car rides a little better, too.

u/DecentPizza · 3 pointsr/daddit

Usually one of these will work for me, after 3 kids:

  1. Fill up the bathtub (or kitchen sink) with warm water, and throw them in.
  2. Midnight stroller or car ride, with the windows down in summer.
  3. These with ice or soft fruit.
u/katiebags29 · 3 pointsr/toddlers

To prevent the pouches from erupting like a volcano this helped....

EasyPouch Independence - The No Squeeze, No Mess, self feeding utensil for baby food pouches. [2 Pack]

It's basically like a Tupperware that fits around the pouch. This way I could hand the pouch to my son without him squeezing the contents everywhere.

u/oboe2damax · 3 pointsr/Parenting

My daughter enjoyed gnawing frozen fruit out of mesh feeders. Frozen bananas worked very well. Like these:

u/isaidbeepboop · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

If you're tired of teething tips just ignore me, I understand. Mine never took pacifiers or teething toys. I discovered that I could put an ice cube inside one of the thousands of baby socks that have no mates and tie the end for them to chew on and it seemed to help a lot. We eventually got one of these because it's easier. It's just a way for them to ice their gums without choking and dying on the ice.

u/AdeptPixelants · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

I stole this idea off of here. I bought [this] ( and put ice cubes, or flavored juice in them. They were cold so my daughter seemed to like them, and I think the flavor kept her interested. The mesh is fine enough, that I was able to take an ice cube, wrap a paper towel around it a few times and stuff it in the net, and it lasted a while without dripping as much, so we did not have a huge sticky mess everywhere and she was able to suck on it a bit as it melted.

u/patrioticbabies · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

Two really cool things on Amazon--

The first is a mesh bag that you can put pieces of fruit in and you baby can chew it, and the great thing is is that there's no choking risk because only the smallest particles get through the mesh.

The other is just the typical frozen plastic chew toy--

u/_sl33py_ · 2 pointsr/Mommit

One thing that really worked for us were frozen yogurt tubes. We'd get a box of Gogurts, freeze them, then give them to her half at a time. It's tasty yogurt and the cold really helped her gums.

Another thing was to get those little teething/feeding nets and put ice cubes in them. Like here:

Those nets are awesome. The baby can only suck on them so no worries about choking. Since we only put ice cubes in them, we never had much issue with keeping them clean.

Good luck.

u/hadesarrow · 2 pointsr/Parenting

My daughter is 4 months. Here's what she's getting.

Teethers (solid silicone and squishy rubber)

Clutching Toys (like this one

Sensory Balls

Soft Toys


Rattle and shaker

A silicone food chew/strainer thing (

Things we already had from first kiddo:

Soft blocks

Mega blocks (like giant legos)

Shape Sorter

Containers and objects (

Object permanence toys

Rolling toys

Floor mirrors

Wooden puzzles

More practically, you could ask for baby proofing stuff.

I know there are mixed opinions, but i really like the teething jewelry (for moms).
There are silicone placemats you can roll up to bring to restaurants

If you have an infant car seat you could ask for a convertible car seat
Sippy cups

I agree with commenters saying to ask for a better carrier.

u/mikevanatta · 2 pointsr/castiron

Here's what I use. I think you can buy a set at Target for a few bucks. I originally got mine when my kids were younger.

u/briannalk · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Casper got a lot of teething relief from the mesh feeders filled with frozen fruit (, Think outside the melon -- Casper's favorite was bananas and mangos :).

u/IN_wahine · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder, 2 Pack, Blue/Green
This is the kind we used.

u/Wesa · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

If she'll sit calmly in a high chair, you could try the mesh fruit bag thingies (these things) with some frozen fruit chunks in it. That helped my little girl.

u/WigglyBaby · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

cheerios? they soften up right away in the mouth and are fun for pincer grasping.

Or cut soft things like boiled potato or sweet potato ultra small -- so you know it is physically impossible for her to choke on them. If she gags then, I would just encourage her that she is learning to eat and swallow and that she will get it if she practices.

Could you freeze purees and put them in one of those mesh feeders, or put fruit on one of those?

u/Gigitygig · 2 pointsr/autism

What about something like this?
Fresh Food Feeder, 2 Pack, Blue/Green

(Link created thing isn’t working for some reason)

u/total_sound · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

My favorite baby thing that we bought was this

You can use it to give a baby or the 2-year-old foods like avocado and they can eat it through the mesh thing without worry about choking on it. You can also put ice in it for the baby when they're teething.

A white noise generator is awesome for getting babies to sleep. They could always use a free online version but if they had a stand-alone one, they'd get to use their computers for other stuff.

u/meatloaf_again · 2 pointsr/Parenting

My kiddo started at ten weeks too (he's now twenty months). At his three month appointment we were told we could give him Advil or Tylenol when it got bad (they gave us a special dosing chart). We got these too: I would put ice in there and he absolutely loved it. We did popsicles too, as he got a but older. Depending on where they are at, we also let him chew on a peeled carrot and celery stick.

u/oddmamaout · 2 pointsr/Mommit

We did BLW with our twins and loved it. I agree with doing long matchstick like cuts and also found that dusting things like chunks of avocado in coconut flour made them not only super yummy, but easier to pick up. We also used these silicone feeders extensively, and I cannot recommend them more highly:

u/lrnrae · 2 pointsr/BabyLedWeaning

My babe LOVES purees and yogurt out of a pouch. He will eat more, it is faster, and cleaner.

I have these:

We also use these so bub can hold it easier, and without squeezing it everywhere:

u/netchi · 2 pointsr/Parenting

we used a mesh food feeder to get our daughter used to chewing and eating solids. basically you put food inside and they can gnaw on it like a pacifier or a lollipop. the mesh prevents large chunks to gag on but still essentially eating real food. you can put purees in there too but it gets messy.

u/k9centipede · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

To get my 6m to self feed, I like to put foods like cheerios, spaghetti Os, canned mixed veggies, sliced pears, etc, in a glass deviled egg dish next to him on the floor. The extra ridges helps him get a grip on the food and the weight limits how easy it is to tip over.

I also like the pouch purees over jars and instead of spoon feeding, I got these spout attachments so he can drink the pouches himself easily.

I do use spoons and forks with him here and there but the novelty gets too distracting from eating at times lol.

u/JaelynnPinklady · 2 pointsr/PolishGauntlet

I have two little boys myself. One thing that nobody really ever thinks to do is a mom gift. I had it happen at mine, but wasn't anything extravagent, just a few inexpensive things I liked and it was nice! But if you can, maybe a gift card for a day of pampering and an offer to watch the baby while she does it after baby is born, or even before she's born. I know some places offer mommy/baby massages for pregnant woman. Or even just a foot massage with a pedicure would be great. I LOVED getting pedi's while pregnant.

Some things I think are really useful are: (links for example)

Pacifier clips (My boys always dropped paci's or threw them)

Fresh food feeders. Didnt know about these till my second baby and he LOVED this. You can put fruit, veggies, etc in it and it makes it so they can suck the juices out without worrying about them choking on large chunks. (

Bumbo seat. Really nice to just set the baby down to get things done and give them some toys to keep them occupied, or a snack if they're old enough to self feed.

SOCKS and JEANS!! Nobody ever really bought me any for my shower and I never see anyone buy them at any showers and you can never have enough of either. Jeans go with everything and people always buy lots of shirts/onesies for babies.

If you buy clothes, make sure you take into consideration the due date and the month they will be wearing that size. Lots of people don't think about that, so you might get something thats for summer in a certain size, but wont fit them till winter. I had that happen a lot.

Gift cards are nice to get too because if they get a bunch of things at their shower that they need, but still need other things, they can go what they want. Or even just gift cards for diapers, wipes, etc.

Boppy Pillow. If she's breastfeeding it will be nice to have for supporting the baby so her arms dont get tired. Even if she isn't breastfeeding it is nice for just holding baby.

The old, plain white cloth diapers. They come in like packs of ten and are inexpensive and work AMAZING as burp clothes because they're thick. My second son had a problem with spitting up a lot and they were so awesome to have! These ones on the link say vintage, but I have bought some just like these in the store.

Thats all I can think of for right now, hope it helps!! :D

u/Aphypoo · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

My guy is 10.5 months and is only JUST now verging on cutting his first two teeth. We eat everything that's soft enough. I give him cheese, soft breads (in very small pieces because they can stick to the roof of their mouths), teething wafers, yogurt bites, eggs, meats (as long as they're not too spicy, salty or covered in anything) - he's quite a fan of brisket. He eats chicken, beef, spaghetti, sausage, sweet potatoes, corn...

For mobile babies, carbohydrates are acceptable. It's fuel. In fact almost all fruits and many, many vegetables are pure carbohydrates. Cabbage, peas, beans, corn, carrots, sweet potatoes, just to name a few!

Full-fat yogurt is great too, cutting fruit into small pieces or even putting it into a little mesh teething thing like this is a great option.

u/qqpugla · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

add-ons are pesky

These from my kiddos wl please!

Thanks for the contest!

u/popjack · 2 pointsr/daddit

I'm thinking teething too, but whether that's the case or not, try a mesh baby feeder -- something like this. Put some fruit in the freezer, like a bit of banana or watermelon, then when it's nice and cold, put it in the mesh feeder. If your son is teething, the cold mesh will feel great on his gums, but even if he's not, he'll get some solid food through the mesh. If he is teething, the cold will numb his gums a bit, and then he might take the bottle. This worked really well with my daughter.

u/gothicpretzel · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Here they are. They are a bitch and a half to clean with food (as I learned today), but put some crushed ice in there and it's better than any teether I've ever seen.

u/Little_birds_mommy · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Baby food website reference. I'm into week four of introducing solids. Avocado (purée uncooked) was my first win (rice cereal was a total fail and I don't blame my little girl). Summer squash so far is a yum. Carrots were too bitter on their own so I mixed in parsnips. I thought it was delicious, my girl didn't. Im going to try parsnips solo as they're quite nutty and delicious. Pears (skinned, poached, puréed) were such a hit that I made small dallops to freeze and use them for teething in a baby mesh pop. and I plan on doing the same with sweet potato if it is also a hit. I make a bunch of different foods on Saturday and fill up my special freezer tray for the next two weeks. I'm really enjoying it. We went on one solid feeding a day (with one of our five 5 oz bottle feedings) for the first three weeks and on week four we do a morning solid / bottle and evening solid / bottle (plus another three bottle only feedings). I'm holding off on bananas as the sweet may make everything else a bit less desirable, but I really can't wait to try those too. Good luck and don't be discouraged!

u/johnm97 · 1 pointr/facepalm

I think you are forgetting about the extremely important breakthrough that is the Gyro Bowl

u/first_time_mama · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Have you tried the solid food mesh holders? My son just tried banana for the first time, and the mesh feeder allows a baby to chomp on a solid, without the fear of them choking on it. I started with using ice chips because he was teething and I was afraid he would suck a bunch down his throat. This is what they look like:

u/shmeeblybear · 1 pointr/Parenting

You know those little mesh baby feeder things you can put cut up fruit in so smaller babies don't choke? Pop an ice cube in there and let her chew away. It works wonders for my son; he's getting his first molars in right now.

u/sprgtime · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

It is a nice idea. Although I used it farrr less often than I'd planned to when I bought them.
Mine ended up becoming almost exclusively a grape feeder. Not just for frozen grapes, but anytime I wanted to give him grapes, I'd stick them in there because it was easier/lazier than cutting them, haha :)

u/sat0123 · 1 pointr/Mommit

It sounds like teething, yes. It's pretty common for them to eat less when teething. Maybe freeze some milk and put a cube into a mesh feeder?

u/nlwric · 1 pointr/rva

I had a package stolen just before Christmas. I think it was the high school kids who walk by the house every afternoon (I live near TJ). They got these and this. Hope you enjoyed them you pieces of shit.

u/Papayahaven · 1 pointr/ZeroWaste

While I’m still in the process of going zero waste in my household I would have to say my biggest impact item are these reusable pouches for the kids applesauce and baby food. Similar item here. Your can most likely find them local to skip the amazon packaging.

u/snowellechan77 · 1 pointr/Mommit

Those things are absolutely impossible to clean well. They make a silicone version that works much better. I know, the price is ridiculous but you'll only need one.

u/mommybananas · 1 pointr/CrappyDesign

They are supposed to look like that but I don’t know the function

u/cinder8887 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We started at 4 months and, while we did try some purees, she prefers chomping on those mesh feeding bags. She loves mango and avocado but we've also put banana in them. The handle is big enough for her to hold and I don't have to worry about her choking.

Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder

u/batswantsababy · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have one of these mesh feeders, and we like to put an ice cube in it when my daughter is teething (or even when she's cranky for no discernible reason-somehow it helps!).

She doesn't seem to really like other teethers, but that will calm her and she'll chew and suck on it until it's gone.

u/jeanlouisefinch · 1 pointr/Mommit

This has been so wonderful for our 10 month old! It's my favorite thing so far! My daughter has six teeth, 4 on the top in the front, and two on the bottom in the front... meaning, she can take BIG bites out of anything (even those hard biter biscuits) and then, of course since she only has teeth in the front, can't mash the food up to swallow. This thing is great! I can stick some fruit in it, hand it to her, and she's happy for the next half hour. We even put a small piece of Easter ham, a green bean and a bite of scalloped potatoes in there for her on Sunday and she absolutely loved it! Until she gets more teeth, I'm sticking with this handy little tool and those Gerbers Puffs and Yogurt Puffs for snack time. My heart can't handle any more choking scares!

u/flantagenous · 1 pointr/breakingmom

Haha, I guess that would sound wtf if you didn't know what they were :)

Like these:

Please, please do not EVER put banana in them.

u/Losa219 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

we use this thing with frozen banana pieces in it and it seems to be helping my LO with teething. btw theyre $6.99 for a 2 pack at target.

u/NotALonelyJunkie · 1 pointr/breakingmom

This could be a teething thing or just a developmental thing.

You should try some of those mesh feeders with frozen fruit or frozen purees in them.. they're a bit messy but they're great for getting some nutrition into teething babies.

Also, full length bibs with sleeves (Ikea has awesome ones) are great for messy meals too.

u/Erulastiel · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

What about giving your child something like this?

u/zataks · 1 pointr/daddit

I mean, I wouldn't give the kid a steak or anything large and fibrous but some puree would probably be fun. We started giving our little boy solids pretty young. Our Ped told us 6 months is the rule of thumb because of the ability to move foods around with the tongue. We kind of listened, kind of didn't.

Our boy got teeth at 3 months so that's pretty much when we started giving him solids. In addition to homemade purees and jarred baby food (he LOVED sweet potato) we would give him avocado, or watermelon/other fruit in one of these netted holders so he could chomp on it and get the juice/goop out without the worry of choking.

u/mamaneedsvodka · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We did things like muffins and pasta with our leftover purées. We froze some fruit ones as cubes and put them in one of those little mesh feeder things for a nice little treat sometimes too.

u/UncertainlyOrdinary · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I honestly don't know anything about baby led weaning.
I just wanted to suggest this product-

You might already use it, but I thought I'd mention it just in case. :)

Edit: in case you haven't seen it before, you just pop the fruit or veggie into the mesh bag and snap it shut. You LO can hold on to it by themselves and chew away at it. They're happy and you dont have to worry about them choking on foods. :)

u/Cerridwyn · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I bought one of these I started by putting stage 2 foods in it with a little extra water so it still has chunks but its easier to swallow. SUCCESS! He loves this! Plus it makes feeding way easier. Since we started that he somehow got the hang of eating and is up to 10 oz a day. Daycare and my husband are now able to feed him Stage 2 with a spoon and bowl and no vomiting or gagging. He still can't do puffs but hopefully that will come soon

u/raanne · 1 pointr/Parenting

We have one of these fresh food feeders that my 9 month old loves. We do all manners of fruit in them.

u/storm_queen · 1 pointr/Parenting

I get frozen cut up fruit and put it in one of these things for my toddler: that way it's just fruit, not as messy as popsicles, and lets her chew a bit too. Strawberries are her favorite but mangoes and frozen bananas work too.

u/smartache · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Compass? Prime item from Things for Kiddo list.

u/mbutterflye · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Here's a link to the one we have. My son loves mashed up frozen strawberries or bananas in it. The mesh adds some nice texture on the gums, too, like a washcloth (which he also loves).

u/Bmorehon · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

we started feeding cereal at 4 months, but started with a little in his bottle each night to get his tummy used to it. Then when he started teething, I put some frozen fruit into [these things(] and let him go to town. I think 5 months was when we started purees and it does take a while for them to figure out what to do with their tongue. Gagging is normal, choking is not. Watch a video and read some articles on how to know the difference, it will help you feel better about it. Keep following your gut but don't be too afraid.

u/PandaEatWorld · 1 pointr/Mommit

What helped my LO was using these:

I would fill them with frozen fruit like strawberries and she would love it while teething. Hang in there Momma! You can get through it!

u/colbinator · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Sophie - some friends of ours tried the Infantino ones and ended up with Sophie in the end but it may be worth a shot. It's as much about all the different shapes Sophie offers as the texture - the legs are great to get in when they are smaller, and for back teeth; the back/body is good for the middle/side teeth, etc. Sophie was good/easy to position from 4+ months, now at 7 months she rotates it to whatever part she wants herself.

We got one of these in our 7 month bluum box and our baby likes it a lot. I'm not sure it would have been as useful at 4 months, but it might be worth a try.

Also these spoons she teethes on a lot (you might be able to find similar silicon spoons for cheaper). Bonus helped her learn to use spoons, was something we could do with her at the dinner table, and she learned how far not to put spoons in her mouth. ;)

This Elmo toy has big hand teething surfaces that have been popular (we also have a kitty toy that's similar).

This Green Toys toy is cool but seems to come and go in popularity for teething specifically (she still plays with it) - seems the softer stuff is more interesting this round (she's got two bottoms and is getting sides/tops).

We have a couple of freezer toys that she gives the sideye to and doesn't seem to like, but this one she seems to like:

u/Fatmaninalilcoat · 0 pointsr/daddit

I don't see on here anything about not doing that. A baby at 8 months old is not ready to chew things like food let alone celery. I know it is scary but if this is your first you don't do that they have to learn how to process the chewing and drinking that is why there are training cups and teething things you can throw mushy juicy fruit and veg in that they can naw on.

this is what you want to introduce them to chewing on food

u/Ajoeee · 0 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have a couple of these that we put an ice cube in for her to suck on. Water gets everywhere but it seems to help. She really doesnt seem to like teethers that much so I've also been using a cold washcloth. I only give her tylenol if absolutely nothing else is working and she's been crying for hours.