You might have seen baby feeders while browsing online or in baby stores and think what a strange-looking pacifier. This pacifier usually comes with a mesh head or a silicone one and is one of the best feeding tools for the weaning process. In addition, it is also great for teething babies and toddlers.
The concept is simple. Essentially a baby fresh food & fruit feeder is a small pouch with holes that allow food or fruit to come out just like you would press food through a sieve. You have a choice between mesh and silicone for the pouch, and this pouch is attached to a handle so that your baby can self-feed.
Here are some of the benefits of using a baby fresh food & fruit feeder:
Enables safe chewing
As adults, we tend to forget that learning to chew is a huge milestone for babies. It is a step up from the regular sucking motion that they are used to when drinking milk. Chewing actually requires a baby’s facial muscles, jaw and tongue to work in unison and this can only develop through a lot of practice. With the baby fresh food & fruit feeder, babies can practise chewing the pouch and enjoy different tastes safely.
Aids the transition to solids
Using a baby fresh food & fruit feeder also opens up a world of textures, size and shape of food for your little one. When the food gets pushed through the holes on the pouch, it reduces the solid food into a mash that is safe to enjoy, while introducing some texture to their palate.
Encourages other motor skills
The handle on the baby fresh food & fruit feeder also encourages your baby to self-feed. The easy to grasp handle is easier to handle compared to the motor coordination needed by a spoon. It is even easier than the hand to mouth coordination when it comes to finger feeding.
Helps to soothe sore gums
The feeders themselves also make great “teethers” that help soothe sore gums and ease the discomfort of teething. Mums have known to freeze breastmilk and formula in them. You can also offer frozen fruits for older babies who have already started on solids.
Frequently asked questions about baby fresh food & fruit feeders
1. Are they BPA-Free?
– Yes, mesh and silicone feeders are BPA-free.
2. How do we clean a baby feeder?
-Cleaning a feeder should be fairly easy unless you have left the food sitting in the feeder for too long! This is especially true with mesh feeders. A bottle brush, detergent and running water should do the job, otherwise, you can also soak it in hot water until the food dislodges and proceed to clean it as per normal.
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