It’s always hard on the heart when your sweet baby reaches six-months old. While they are busy reaching new milestones, you are busy wondering how you are going to safely introduce solids. This can be a confusing stage, but goodness it can be so fun to watch them be so puzzled and so messy all at the same time. So what has made Ava’s introduction to solids SO easy? Boon Pulp Silicone Feeders.
These feeders are downright perfect! I had tried similar products a few years back with my firstborn, but had very little luck. The smooth silicone Boon uses is super soft and comfortable on Ava’s sensitive gums. She can chew away without the pain and discomfort similar mesh products cause!
The absolute greatest benefit is that it keeps her safe from chunks of food her narrow throat can’t swallow yet. Shortly after beginning baby purees, they’re sick and tired of baby purees. Boon feeders give baby so much more variety in their diet! For stiffer fruit, like melon, you can give it a squeeze or two to give your baby a head start. The firmer fruit can be such a relief on newly emerging teeth, too. So these feeders definitely double as teething toys.
The silicone feeder is also amazingly easy to hand-clean as it features a simple snap-on ring to open and close the feeder. Smashed food washes right off, rather than the usual mesh or netting that traps bits of food and requires a good scrub. The handle is small and firm so Ava is able to grasp it easily on her own, which means this momma gets a bit of a break! And aside from all of these awesome features, Boon gives you bright color options and a cute yet modern design.
Other Tips and Tricks for Introducing Solids
I know how scary the thought of pushing solids too quickly can be, so here’s a few tips and tricks from a two-time momma.
- introduce just one or two new foods per week to check for allergic reactions
- canned fruit and vegetables offer a super soft snack for the earlier stages
- soften crispy cereals with a splash of prepared formula or almond milk
- check out my guide to find the safest baby snacks that dissolve easily for the tiniest mouths
- if you’re still hesitant on solids, first try fruit and veggie smoothies for a nutritional boost