For those of you without babies, and probably some of you with babies, the title of this post makes no sense. But if you’ve ever wanted to feed your baby something like a ripe pear without making a big ol’ bowl of pear mash, you recognize the need here. These thingies are little mesh pouches with a plastic handle on them. Pretty simple, but totally awesome. You put something tasty that your kiddo isn’t quite old enough to handle on it’s own (like a choking-hazard grape, or slippery pear) in the pouch, hand to child, and voila! Enjoy two uninterrupted seconds to do something frivolous, like make dinner. Your baby will squish it in her mouth and suck the molecules of food through the mesh holes.
While this tool isn’t nearly what I would call a necessity, it’s pretty handy. Especially if your kid wants to eat but doesn’t seem keen on spoons. Like someone I know….ahem. There are several brands, we’ve used both the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder and Baby Safe Feeder brands. In my opinion, the Baby Safe one is superior just for ease of cleaning. But really, either one is a bit of a pain to clean (especially when it comes to bananas it seems). If you have babies (or are looking for a baby shower gift) I’d say give one of these a try.