Have you guys tried using Mesh Feeders?

Mandy - posted on 07/22/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I just got a couple of these and they are great! You can put anything in them and you don't have to worry about choking. I used it today for grapes...Dylan (my son) sucked it dry and I had to refill it twice! I think he really liked the cold fruit on his gums...guess it's good for teething too. I am going to try watermelon in it tomorrow. The only bad thing is the mesh part gets discolored. I think you can buy replacement mesh parts.

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Mandy - posted on 07/23/2010

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My son started solid foods at 5 1/2 months and I think most pediatricians recommend starting at 6 months. We started with rice cereal and single ingredient foods always using the "4 day wait rule." So I would say that once they have tried a variety of fruit and veggies pureed after 6 months, I would use the same "4 day wait rule" with whatever you put in the mesh feeder. I would have given it to Dylan earlier if I would have known about them. Just be a little selective on what kinds of things you put in there because before 8 months some raw fruits like apples can be a little tough on baby's tummy. Also Dylan loves strawberries, but they are one of those fruits that can cause allergies, so just watch for rash and I would wait until 8 months to introduce. Hope this helps!
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Kerrie - posted on 03/04/2012

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This sounds great! My 8 month old son is teething like mad at the moment and is very eager to experiment more with food as well. I've never heard of a mesh feeder, or seen one for that matter, can you please tell me where I can I find one?

Katherine - posted on 09/21/2011

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My little guy has used it several times, he's only going to be 6 months on sunday though. He's been on solids since he was 4 months due to reflux.

I make ice cubes and put them in there, he loves them,

Kim - posted on 11/17/2010

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Thanks Mandy! I tried frozen banana and she seemed to like it the first day but hasn't liked it again since. Good idea about the breast milk cubes! I'm going to try that!

Mandy - posted on 11/16/2010

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Bananas are a great first food to put in the mesh feeder because it is nice and soft and easy to suck through the mesh. If your little one is teething you can try frozen melon or berries in the feeder. When Dylan was teething I used to freeze breast milk in ice cube trays and put a cube in the mesh feeder.

Kim - posted on 11/11/2010

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I've been thinking of getting one of these, thanks for all the info lady's :) I'm going to get my little one tomorrow. Any advice on first foods to try in it? She is exactly 7months tomorrow, and she is teething like crazy! We've only been feeding her organic food but she hasn't really taken to anything yet.

Angel - posted on 08/06/2010

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my 7month old daughter loves the mesh feeders. we put all sorts of fruits in them and she sucks them dry. i had to buy extra ones to put in the diaper bag so that when we were out and about at parties and such and there was fruit she could enjoy it too and i didnt have to worry so much about her choking. love them and recommend them to everyone.

Mandy - posted on 08/02/2010

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I never thought of putting frozen food in the mesh feeder...frozen blueberries and strawberries would help his teeth. The poor guy has been miserable!

Lisa - posted on 08/01/2010

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We love the mesh feeder. My son is almost a year and can eat most foods in pieces, but frozen foods are GREAT for his incoming teeth right now. Grapes and blueberries are his favorites.

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