Best toddler feeding supplies according to redditors

We found 353 Reddit comments discussing the best toddler feeding supplies. We ranked the 157 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Toddler Feeding Supplies:

u/CaptainKernow · 107 pointsr/TraceAnObject

This is a 'Playtex' insulated 9oz cup in 'jungle/green'
They are sold in Walmart and Amazon, maybe other places.

See the 4th image.

https://www.amazon.com/PLAYTIME-INSULATED-SPILL-PROOF-Jungle-Ferris/dp/B01MR80RW3#immersive-view_1571757234709

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/pifflesnacks · 15 pointsr/beyondthebump

First of all, juice is absolutely not required! Honestly, it's never required. Water is much, much better. Water's also not required at this point yet, though. If she has constipation troubles, I'd aim for constipation-relieving foods (raw pears, grapes, plums, etc.) and reduce constipation-causing foods (cooked apples, cooked carrots, some bananas). Until a year, breastmilk or formula is all they need for fluids.

In terms of cups, though, you could try an open cup like the Doidy cup. We've been using it since we started solids.

u/imonlyhalfazn · 11 pointsr/Parenting

Is it specific that daycare needs him to drink from a sippy or straw cup? I know some daycares have crazy rules (ours won't let our son eat his food from a "pouch" and they instead squeeze it all into a bowl then spoon feed him which makes a huge mess).

My son is only 9 months, but starting around 6 months I tried numerous times to introduce a sippy and he just never "got" it. I picked up the Munchkin 360 and he loves this.

It mimics how we as adults tend to drink out of a cup (my son is keenly observant of everything DH and I do) and it doesn't spill all over the place if it gets dropped. I filled it up almost to the top when I first gave it to him, so he wouldn't have to tip it very far to get water out and that really helped.

The first time he tried it, I'd handed it to him while I was prepping his dinner because he was insanely fussy and about a minute later I'd come back and he'd chugged about half of the water! Since then I've had to supervise him with the cup since his pediatrician said no more than a couple ounces of water a day.

u/semanticdm · 11 pointsr/daddit

I've had a lot of luck with the Munchkin Miracle cups - https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Miracle-Sippy-Green-Ounce/dp/B00MRZIGVG/ref=zg_bs_166801011_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=KNKVPVNP3VCR5JPXVPKA&th=1
Our 3.5yo takes one with him anywhere he goes that we don't want him spilling, and even takes it to bed with him without fear of pre-processed water soaking into his sheets.

u/sekazi · 10 pointsr/oculus

Better yet invest in one of these. A drop kick across the room will not break it open.

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/LicketySplitz · 9 pointsr/TeenMomOGandTeenMom2

Is it the [miracle 360 cup] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N7LH5RW/ref=mp_s_a_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1517939463&sr=8-4&keywords=miracle+cup&dpPl=1&dpID=31Y0RWrO6LL&ref=plSrch) ? I know I saw Nova with one last episode. Those cups are my favourite! And the stainless steel version will keep milk cold for hours.

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 https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/100/6/e4

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! https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Food-Feeder-Green/dp/B000GK5XY2

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/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!

http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2

u/danakaysucks · 7 pointsr/breakingmom

https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Stay-Suction-Bowl-Count/dp/B000JOT2RO

newsletter has been delayed due to a tiny jerk stealing all my energy and free time but my gift to you is this amazon link. seriously tho my husband couldnt even figure out how to get this thing off the tray and he is fairly smart. the release tab is genius and they will never even realize it's there if you distract them while you pull it. ~mom magic~

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. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GK5XY2

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Food-Feeder-Green/dp/B000GK5XY2

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/cawpin · 6 pointsr/daddit
u/pieceofcake317 · 6 pointsr/Oct2019BabyBumps

it's pretty random and I know it won't be used for a while but I came by these sippy cups (recommended by a youtuber) that's 360 degree cup that helps teach toddlers how to drink from a regular cup.

Munchkin 360 degree cup

u/Bmorehon · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

get the 360 cup thing maybe without the handles? But it helps them learn how to drink from a real cup without the ability to waterboard themselves by tipping the cup too far and having it all rush out at once. This is the cup we started my son on and he loves it (at 7 months) and can already drink water from a regular cup, although it's still messy. Edit to say I am an asshole and didn't see the last paragraph about how you finally decided on one. Glad you were able to find one you like and hit the order button!

u/tofuchampion · 6 pointsr/Parenting

We love the Munchkin Miracle Cup. I bought one of these, realized it was amazing, then bought more and threw out everything else.

Amazon link (on mobile, sorry):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MRZIGVG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1467161845&sr=8-1&keywords=spoutless+sippy+cup&pi=SY200_QL40

They are not 100% spillproof - when my daughter (who is now 19mo) throws them on the floor, a few drops fly out. But that's it. They're still way better than any other cup I've tried.

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/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/TinyPixieFairy · 5 pointsr/ABDL
u/married_with_cats · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Not exactly what you're asking for, but we use these and they won't roll away

u/crankycatpancake · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

It took us awhile to wean my son off of his before bed bottle. He drank milk and water in other cups, but he insisted on his bottle for bedtime. I know you said that you tried a bunch of different cups; however, have you tried this one: Nuk Learner Sippy Cup. Our son didn’t need a “learner cup”, but for some reason it resembled the bottle the closest. Also, I know it is SO hard, but you may just have to go cold turkey and only offer another cup. It’s so difficult, but there is only so much reasoning you can do with a two year old to help them understand a transition. I wish you luck!

u/Orangicot · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

We got a set of contigo tumblers that don’t leak! Dishwasher safe too! here’s a link

They’re pricey but mine have lasted a full year of daily use with no issues.

u/jells_bells · 4 pointsr/Nanny

HELLO FELLOW BOTTLE STRUGGLER

my little lady NK (5mo) has been having similar bottle struggles. It’s exhausting and stressful. MB and I did some research and ended up ordering a Doidy Cup and let me tell you... vast improvements have been made!

It’s kind of a mess, so definitely have a bib on baby and a burp cloth or 5 at the ready. Hold baby at about a 45 degree angle in the crook of your arm, and tip the cup enough that the milk reaches her lips, and let baby suck/sip the milk into her mouth. MILK WILL SPILL, be ok with that! Start with an ounce or so at a time to avoid wasting too much formula or breast milk. I suggest a bib with one of those waterproof layers to keep her clothes dry(ish).

After 2 or 3 attempts, my NK is getting at least 80% of it down the hatch with about 75% reduction in struggling and freaking out. Also I still have to hold or swaddle her free arm down because she’ll knock the cup around with it and end up slamming the edge into her face/spilling the contents because babies do dumb shit like that.

Anyway. Doidy cup. In all 10 years as a nanny I’ve never heard of or used one but in one week I’m an evangelical believer!

u/Temby · 4 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

I found the cup with the Giraffe and Lion. Posting here to save others time in searching.

Image #4: https://www.amazon.com/PLAYTIME-INSULATED-SPILL-PROOF-Jungle-Ferris/dp/B01MR80RW3

Yes, I submitted the information. If the image is still there in a few days I'll resubmit to make sure.

u/jobie285 · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

> ... whichever one he'll take...

Yup. Also non-snarky, but this is the truth. We chose to buy one of a few different kinds.

When first trying a cup from a bottle at around 4-6 months, he liked the Nuk learner cups. We've also tried weighted straw cups (I found them sooooo hard to get the liquid out myself! So I rarely offer them anymore.) We really like the Munchkin 360 though. We also have a Think baby which is freaking horrible - the nipple completely collapses because there's no air vent. We had to puncture a hole in it to get it to work properly! I can't understand why they are so highly rated.

u/kater_tot · 3 pointsr/Parenting

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Graduates-Grips-spill-Colors/dp/B00278WA4W/ref=sr_1_7?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1410498808&sr=1-7
Gerber graduates! They have a little valve inside. Rarely the valve part falls off and it's a mess then, but it doesn't happen often. Definitely immune to shaking.

u/mcgroo · 3 pointsr/Bento

For $4.99, you can.

u/allez_hop · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We use the Munchkin 360 cup and love it. It does have a learning curve, however. Our LO choked on the fast flow a few times after getting the hang of sucking to get the water out. Just FYI!

u/noxdracoria · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I use enfamil a+ powder and I legit tried it because I was curious about what I was feeding my baby - it tastes like milk. Richer than regular milk even - and it smelled nice. I mixed up some simlac once and just smelled it and thought 'wow... I don't think that will taste good so never mind'. I haven't tried any other brands because I was so impressed with the enfamil powder.

I was cautious about it at first because the pre-mixed enfamil was gross, but it was what the nurses had to supplement my twins while they were in the NICU and I was trying to get my milk supply better.

Also - I do kinda agree that straws are not great - to my knowledge they are not as good for developing teeth and for the oral coordination for chewing and swallowing or drinking from a regular cup. However, if you don't want to get her drinking from a bottle (or she doesn't like it) maybe try the trainer style sippy cups - they are cup shaped like an adult cup but have a silicone insert in the lid that prevents spills and your baby just sucks on the edge of the cup to get liquid out. My heath nurse told me that its better for an infants developing teeth than a sippy cups with spouts or straws (also IMO straws just let a kiddo drink too much too quick and they get the idea to suck on EVERY STRAW so they will try to grab your drink to suck on the straw too...).

Anyway, the trainer cups are what my twins are learning to use - they are 6mos and just starting solids - and they are getting the idea pretty quick just like how to use a spoon. (I've been doing BLW and giving a variety of foods and textures not just puree as I want them to figure out feeding themselves and having those skills)

u/oboe2damax · 3 pointsr/Parenting

My daughter enjoyed gnawing frozen fruit out of mesh feeders. Frozen bananas worked very well. Like these: http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2

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/Roupert · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Try a doidy cup! My daughter has been able to drink from one since 6 months old (assisted) and unassisted since maybe 15 months. Handles make it easy to hold and it's slanted so they don't have to tip it very much to drink.

http://www.amazon.com/Bickiepegs-Doidy-Cup-Blue-color/dp/B0012AUR32

u/elektriktoad · 3 pointsr/daddit

That looks like the Munchkin 360 cups I have https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Miracle-Trainer-Green-Ounce/dp/B00MRZIFD0/ they're great, but my toddler just figured out how to get her thumb under the rubber lid and pour all the water out! Still a great cup, never leaks if it just gets left on its side.

u/Cealdi · 3 pointsr/Parenting

How old is LO? Neither of mine would ever take a bottle so we had to introduce sippy cups early. I don't remember when with my older one but with LO she was about 6 mos. She also learned to drink out of a straw around the same time. I would just pinch it so the drink wouldn't come out too fast.

[Here's one for 4 mos and up] (https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-LATCH-Transition-Cup-Ounce/dp/B00J40DY0A?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_4)

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] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F8NKKZO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.6Y2DbZA67FR3

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/PancakePolice · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Leak proof is a necessity. My toddler tries his best to dump out whatever he can. That being said, when I first started transitioning him, he did not get it! Wouldn't go for a straw either. We ended up going with a NUK soft spout (as close to a bottle as you can get while still being a sippy) https://smile.amazon.com/NUK-Fashion-Elephants-Learner-5-Ounce/dp/B00BEVSSDA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1501782954&sr=8-1&keywords=nuk+sippy.

Once he got the hang of that we switched him over to the munchkin 360. Love that cup. It's the least spillable cup I've found, and he likes it because it makes him feel like a big boy.
https://smile.amazon.com/Munchkin-Miracle-Trainer-Green-Ounce/dp/B00MRZIFD0/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1501783093&sr=1-4&keywords=munchkin+miracle+360+cup

Definitely a yes on the handles too.

u/sloanerose · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Can you try switching her to a straw sippy instead of a regular one? My son can't figure out a sippy cup for the life of him but he can drink out of a 360 cup, a straw sippy, a regular adult cup, and a water bottle. You can try giving her whole milk through one of those methods.

What foods do you give her? Maybe she just hasnt' found anything she likes yet?

u/barkusbrody · 3 pointsr/daddit

No personal experience (yet), but these spoutless cups seem like a pretty decent bet.

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: http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2 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! http://www.recipekey.com/therecipes/Peach-Compote) 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/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/firstwaveintact · 3 pointsr/breastfeeding

Not the OP but as someone who's gone through just about every sippy cup, my favorite are these.

u/abhikavi · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Household additions:

  • Handles in the shower

  • Removable shower head

  • Shower stool

    Temporary adjustments:

  • Water near the places he'll be sitting. A large pitcher in the living room & the bedroom.

  • Easy access to healthy, easy to eat snacks. Consider renting or borrowing a mini fridge if it's a long walk from a living space to the kitchen. Prepare snacks ahead of time.

  • These sippy cups are awesome for anyone recovering from anything (I bought them for my husband after a surgery). You don't need to sit up to use them and they're absolutely spill proof. The downside is they may be hard to unscrew for your dad.

    Go through the house and act out common scenarios (bathroom, showering, eating, drinking, keeping tidy) and make sure all the essentials are in place for someone with limited mobility. Small things, like making sure a waste basket is in every room & easy to reach, can make a big difference.
u/theboringwifey · 2 pointsr/Parenting

What about something like this ? Or perhaps feeding him before you eat/while you cook (and maybe that means quick dinners like instant mac and cheese or leftovers from the night before, etc for him temporarily).

u/briannalk · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Casper got a lot of teething relief from the mesh feeders filled with frozen fruit (http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2), Think outside the melon -- Casper's favorite was bananas and mangos :).

u/perfectdrug659 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Have you tried a straw cup? Like this one maybe?

If nothing else works, you might be able to get a large dropper from a pharmacy, just ask a pharmacist for a big one. My baby won't drink from anything, and I've had to give him formula that way. Gives him about an oz at a time.

u/VividLotus · 2 pointsr/Parenting
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/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/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) http://www.amazon.com/Booginhead-PaciGrip-Pacifier-Holder-Pinstripe/dp/B004323NIC

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. (http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2)

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. http://www.amazon.com/Bumbo-Floor-Seat-Play-Tray/dp/B00FBEO588/ref=pd_cp_ba_0

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. http://www.amazon.com/Boppy-Pillow-Slipcover-Lots-Dots/dp/B001GIOPH4/ref=sr_1_2?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1394054156&sr=1-2&keywords=boppy+pillow


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. http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Vintage-Prefolded-Cloth-Cotton-Baby-Diapers-13-x17-Pre-owned-fair-good-cond-/261414793585

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

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/atnw · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

There is a new cup by Contigo that I really like. It’s not too hard and not too easy to get out, it’s a spill proof straw cup (yea that’s finally invented Praise the LORDT) but we are going on two months with 3 and 5 year old using it and not breaking it.

Also I know some schools have them drink from shot glasses. Seriously. Montessori I think?

Edit- also she should be getting enough hydration if you keep BF’ing, just make sure she is having wet diapers. Don’t stress too much or go broke trying new cups. Keep with the 360 cup, both of mine use that, maybe keep introducing it once a day. Mine played with theirs a LOT then eventually just started using it

u/KI6WBH · 2 pointsr/ddlg

Well the first thing I would buy would be these

Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup, Green/Blue, 10 Ounce, 2 Count https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00MRZIGVG/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_FoVhDbC3CDHW5

Now It depends if you like sippy cups or for bottles but having a pair of sippy cups around is really helpful I'm a daddy and I use my little sippy cup when I'm sick because these are so useful since you can fully tip them over and they won't spill. They have smaller ones with handles too.

Other then that I would suggest of blankie something soft that you can rub when stressed.

The rest depends on if your a little/middle, do you like oral things (like gum, cigarette/vape, chew on your hair fingers or lip) or are you more touch sensitive where blankets and stuffies of multiple fabrics and fluffiness would come into play. Are you an artistic little then crayons coloring books glitter and the like would be good buys.


but what are you looking at right now?

u/midwestlover610 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Our favorite straw cup is actually one of the Take n Toss cups. It's very basic but the lid has a seriously good grip to the cup. He tosses it on the floor and it only leaks two drips from what was in the straw. I've only had one crack open from dropping it.

http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Years-Straw-Ounce/dp/B0054YZDWC

The other we use for in the car or diaper bag is the munchkin click lock. It's spill proof but does leak from the straw a bit. He also has to work harder to use it. I tried it myself and it was pretty difficult. But, I don't have to supervise.

http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Years-Straw-Ounce/dp/B0054YZDWC

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/Rua-Yuki · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Yep, my daughter uses them. The First Years Take & Toss Spill-Proof Straw Cups - 10Oz, 4 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054YZDWC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_AtnPybN75GPQ8

u/mamaetalia · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Munchkin LATCH Transition Cup, 4... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J40DY0A?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/Doriirose · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Not sure about formula ratio, I would assume if you needed to be perfectly exact, they would encourage the premixed more, though.

These are the cups I got my daughter, she's used em since six months, she doesn't drink a lot of them, but they are chewable, and easy to hold. And cite, too.

Nuby 2-Pack Two-Handle No-Spill Super Spout Grip N' Sip Cups, 8 Ounce, Pink and Purple https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IN8OHAA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_9IjokymUgRoww

u/AdeptPixelants · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

I stole this idea off of here. I bought [this] (http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Feeder-Colors-Count/dp/B000GK5XY2/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1459441433&sr=8-1&keywords=mesh+food+feeder) 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/charcuterie_bored · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

My son has these Nuby straw cups. They are easy to clean and a really good size for his little hands to hold. He drops them a lot and the plastic hasn't cracked or anything.

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 http://www.amazon.com/HABA-3856-Haba-Magica-Clutching/dp/B0033M22LM)

Sensory Balls

Soft Toys

Books

Rattle and shaker

A silicone food chew/strainer thing ( http://www.amazon.com/Award-Winning-Kidsme-Feeder-Large/dp/B005KWLEVW)

Things we already had from first kiddo:

Soft blocks

Mega blocks (like giant legos)

Shape Sorter

Containers and objects ( http://m.melissaanddoug.com/stuffed-bug-jug-fill-and-spill-set)

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/t3hlazy1 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive
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: https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Food-Feeder-Pack-Green/dp/B000GK5XY2

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/kanooka · 2 pointsr/beyondbaby

Why don't they just give him a normal glass with meals at daycare?

Failing that, show him how to drink from this sippy cup - http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Miracle-Sippy-Green-Ounce/dp/B00MRZIGVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421360007&sr=8-1&keywords=360+sippy+cup

But buy it at a store, because 20 bucks for two of them is ridiculous.

Also - it won't kill him not to drink during the 8 or so hours he's at daycare. If he gets thirsty enough, I am sure he'll drink.

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. http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Feeder-Colors-Count/dp/B000GK5XY2/

The other is just the typical frozen plastic chew toy-- http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Ring-Teether-Colors-Vary/dp/B000ICZ9Y2/

u/IN_wahine · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder, 2 Pack, Blue/Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GK5XY2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_dBDYDbZYHS711
This is the kind we used.

u/TeslaIsAdorable · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

I have something like this one and it works really well. He can open it now (18 months) and it doesn't spill even if the lock mechanism is open and the straw is out.

u/seahorse_lover · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I think for pacifiers, be thankful you wont have to take that away in the future.

As for bottles, I cant remember that far back (my son is 21 months) but I feel like he started to enjoyed straws. I know there are "transition bottles" that could maybe help?

Or this kind of "sippy" cup is my favorite cup (and we still use it now!!) is this one.

Hang in there! Your baby just loves you soooooo much and wants you by his side. :)

u/Kayoobe · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I bought like 10 different kinds of cups. Lots of people say the straw cups are the easiest but I could not get him to drink out of any cup other than a open cup.

What finally ended up working as a "sports top"

http://www.target.com/p/multicolored-tear-drop-bottles-2-pk-colors-may-vary/-/A-13788730

Which help him figure out this camelbak kids water bottle

CamelBak Kid's Eddy Water Bottle, Dino Party, .4-Liter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NXX0N76/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QPysybZADAHRV

Now he also can use

Nuby 2-Pack No-Spill Cup with Flex Straw, 10 Ounce, Colors May Vary https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003N49ML8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hRysyb1E4YSRQ


Now that I look it seems like a logical transition. He couldn't figure out how to suck and once he figured that out he's been able to apply it to the other cups.

This took from 6 months to 15 months to find what works.

u/Oni_Kami · 2 pointsr/Surface
u/aleii1 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

They do have sippy cups with soft mouth pieces. Perhaps pick up one of those to try?

u/CupofTia · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I use this one. It's awesome but you have to make sure the bottom straw is pushed all the way in or it's impossible to suck. Honestly I only use it for water or juice. My LO is 14 months and for milk I'm trying to transition to a miracle 360 cup. That seems to be working. They sure love to keep us on our toes!

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/ernieball · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

We use the Munchkin 360 cups and Contigo cups for water and Take and Toss for milk.

None of these have a chewy, durable nipple though. My son was EFF/bottle fed (Dr. Browns) so we did a few weeks of this transitional bottle before making the switch. But ultimately the 360 cups worked best from 6M-1 year and then the hard spout on the Contigo was just easier for him after his first birthday.

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GK5XY2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yKDaBbYJFSQTW

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

u/Longlittledoggie · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Both of my kids transitioned well using the Nuk Learner Cups https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BEVSSDA?aaxitk=JRc-d91nMkfUJt0Mq.NqpQ&pd_rd_i=B00BEVSSDA&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=5582544217303223519&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=nuk+learner+cup&hsa_cr_id=3814656990901

I swap one bottle a day with the new cup -usually a midday bottle and I offer it with a snack and water. If they don't drink it, they can just have the snack and water. At first they would do that, then maybe experiment with the milk cup a bit, drinking a little more each time. Once they start getting used to it, I start swapping the remaining bottles. Then use the same method later to switch to a more traditional sippy cup. I found this was a no-stress way to make the switch.

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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GK5XY2. 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:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005KWLEVW/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1397161946&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

u/LetsGetJigglyWiggly · 2 pointsr/Parenting

My daughter has never been a big fan of the bottle unless it's time to go to sleep, she hated sippy cups of all sorts and then I found this cup She absolutely loves it and it's great because it's pretty much exactly like drinking out of a regular cup minus the mess.

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.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KWLEVW/

u/heaven_fang · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have so much experience with sippy cups lol. My son has sensory issues and straw cups do not work well, and he cannot drink out ofa normal cup.

The ones that we started with were these. They are great for just starting out. Nice handle, easy to clean, etc.

Ones that I love are Gerber. They have a very large insert that does not get lost and they do not leak.

Ones that I think are okay are Playtex and The First Years. Playtex are nice because the spout doesn't get gross (my son bites the spout of his cups), but they do leak a little bit if your child is like mine and shakes the cup upside down. The insert is easily lost but they sell replacements. The First Years are nice the first two months you use them, but they get gross. The spout has a little rubber part that cannot be removed, and it eventually grows mold. They also eventually will leak pretty badly because the spout gets stretched out.

I do not like the take and toss cups. Some people swear by them but they leak like crazy, and my son would just bite the lid off and dump whatever was in them everywhere.

u/jhonotan1 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We went through SO MANY cups! I finally found this one and it works like a charm (kid is almost 3 and still uses them). We just take the straw on the inside out, because he can't grasp the concept that you DON'T tilt the cup to your face.

I agree with the OP of this comment, too. Your kid is just doing normal 11 month old stuff. Early intervention isn't going to be much help when he's pretty much done with bottles!

u/krum · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We've used these and these for years.

u/bitterespresso · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

This isn't gospel or anything, but just info I gleaned. If you plan on breastfeeding and want bottles for either - breaks for you or to give babe pumped milk when you're at work - then Dr. Brown's Natural Flow are popular, nipple size preemie or newborn to start. They don't let milk out as fast (sort of like a boob) so hypothetically your baby doesn't start being like "no boob - I want that fast flow!!" Also, if you're going back to work and/or just pumping and saving a lot, some freezer bags for milk, microwave sterilizing bags, and breastmilk soap (search: medela quick clean removal soap on amazon) are super handy to have around. If you plan on pumping some extra bottles (I just used medela plastic ones, they might have even come with my pump...) are nice for collecting milk (although lots of women do it straight into bags, i wasn't that talented :) )

If you're not planning on breastfeeding and want to go formula I know my sister in law likes the glass bottles because they clean nice. Things like a long handled mini scrubber or bottle warmer is nice too. I don't have a good guess of how many bottles you need in this scenario, but someone likely will!

You certainly will use sippy cups and kid cutlery at some point, so if you have the space for it - go for it. These are my favorite sippy cups because you can separate the lid into 2 parts and REALLY get it cleaned as opposed to the other ones which always smell a little funny no matter how often I clean them :/

u/CelticLass · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Its temporarily out of stock in Amazon, but here's the link:

Munchkin Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup, Blue, 10 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7LH5RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UU5BybDS9359P

u/Triplets_dad · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

That was the issue for us, weight gain, as they were born preemies (born @ 33 weeks). We had to prioritize getting them to eat food and gain weight, but that came at the expense of not learning to self feed. Will start with BLW efforts today, and try new type of sippie cups (I'm going to try the munchkin 360 cup and see how it goes). They both have 4 teeth (2 top, 2 bottom - prominent, and others are emerging). Thank you!

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/Theupixf · 1 pointr/breakingmom

I second the take and toss! They're the closest to the ones I used as a kid. They're just not leak/spill "proof".

I've also had pretty good luck with these ( Gerber Graduates Fun Grips Hard Spout Sippy Cup in Assorted Colors, 10-Ounce, 2 cups https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00278WA4W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_oxewxbF8PFMWM ) and another one that I can't remember the brand but it was like the cheapest one at Walmart. Good luck!

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/Hahapants4u · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Maybe I just have a forceful kid, here are the cups we have tried and how they stack up


Leak

u/nplovetoski · 1 pointr/workingmoms

Try this! I spent $100 and bought every bottle on the market. I went back to part time work at 3.5 months and we tried everything the month leading up to me going back to work. EVERYTHING. She would only breastfeed. I called my lactation consultant so upset after my first two weeks back (my baby drank nothing for 8-9 straight hours 😭). She suggested the nuk sippy cup. It worked perfectly. She knew exactly what to do. I came to the conclusion that the bottles, even slow flow, probably released milk too fast. She’s a great breastfeeder and I think she liked to be able to suck the nuk strongly and control the flow. Good luck!

Edit: this one saved our lives - nuk trainer sippy

u/maumacd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Salmon, skin down on a cast iron griddle. Get that skin all crispy and enjoy.

Yummmmm.

No soup for you!

Here's a kitchen related item

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. http://www.amazon.com/Award-Winning-Kidsme-Feeder-Large/dp/B005KWLEVW

u/drummer_girl · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We just kind of dove in. We offered a cup at mealtimes, and once he got more of that in his mouth than on his lap, we started offering a cup throughout the rest of the day too. Right now, we offer a regular cup like this shot glass whenever he asks for water, and he has access to one of the 360 cups full of water on a low shelf in the dining room at all times.

u/Runnermommy · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Get one of those placemat plates https://www.amazon.com/ezpz-Happy-Mat-One-piece-silicone/dp/B00PL1KV70

Or a bowl with a suction cup on the bottom. https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Stay-Suction-Bowl-Count/dp/B000JOT2RO

If my kid did that, I would ask him if he was all done and say we don't throw food. If he protests, tell him he needs to say sorry for throwing food and give it back. But you have to make sure it doesn't turn into a game. Maybe you need to take a break from plates and bowls. Put a couple things on his tray and that's it. If he eats it he gets more.

u/snuggleslut · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My daughter went through a bottle refusal phase around the same age and we tried sippy cups too. She was a little better with them than the bottle but never took more than a ounce or so. What finally worked for us was forcing her to take a bottle for 2 feedings in a row. After we did that, she was back to take the original medela bottles we started with.

That said, she's now 10 months and her favorite sippy cup is this Nuk one.

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. http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323040540&sr=1-1-catcorr
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/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:
http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2

u/littlemother · 1 pointr/beyondbaby

Rose went from bottles straight to straws. She didn't figure out sippy cups until she was 2. We went with a Tommee Tippee variety at first, and then bought some Munchkin ones like this. Now we use cups like these, and they have sippy cup lids too (my second daughter prefers sippy lids to straw lids).

u/iviolent · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My daughter refused traditional sippy cups at all costs. The only cup that worked for us were straw sippy cups like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Nuby-2-Pack-No-Spill-Flexi-Colors/dp/B003N49ML8

u/DoublePlusGoodly · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
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).

https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Feeder-Colors-Count/dp/B000GK5XY2

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/Grkgdss00 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Can you put something tasty in them, like diluted apple juice or even cold water? My girl has been on sippy cups since we started solids (with water) so we've tried several different kinds. These are our faves this and 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/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.

https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Food-Feeder-Pack-Green/dp/B000GK5XY2

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

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/kat_loves_tea · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

Have you tried these 360 cups? It's kind of awesome and way closer to the real cup concept. They can drink from any edge and the silicone molding still makes it spill proof.

u/flantagenous · 1 pointr/breakingmom

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

Like these: http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2

Please, please do not EVER put banana in them.

u/Anonosaurustext · 1 pointr/NewParents

We liked the 360 ones, but they taught him to bite on cup rims, so we phased those out.

Hands down, these work best for us. Easy to clean and no spilling or dripping at all. Not even when it gets thrown.

u/CompanionOfATimeLord · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have these Contigo straw cups. The package said 100% spill proof, I laughed and said if they leak once I’d return them. I have not returned them lol both my kids use them (2.5 y and 1yr) I toss them in the diaper bag etc, they never leak.


Contigo Kids 3 Pack Tumblers - Pink/Purple/Aqua (Red Purple Green) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NMXHVJ1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_u7h5Cb680DWJ8

u/luckyloolil · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I found a travel high chair that attaches to a chair WAY better than the ones that go onto the table. I bought one of those originally for travelling, and it only worked on ONE table we encountered. I got this one, and it works great! I only encountered one chair it didn't work on, and luckily it was a restaurant that had their own high chairs so it wasn't an issue.

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My kid started throwing her cups at around 8 months, and since we used muchkin 360 cups, milk would splash out when they hit the floor. I didn't want to react when she did this, so she learned that it wasn't a game, and that if she threw her cup she wouldn't get it back, but I was getting REALLY annoyed with constantly cleaning milk off the floor. So I got these tethers which worked great. That way she'd still get the consequence of losing her cup, but I wasn't cleaning the floor. You can also use them to tether toys to a stroller which is nice.

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Also teaching your kid sign language for "all done" "milk" and "more" is super handy. My kid only really has taken to "all done" but it's still handy.

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For the first few months, I LOVED my silicone bibs. I would just hand wash them in the sink, and they rolled up small in the diaper bag. They have this pocket thing that would catch food, and were awesome all around. Unfortunately my kid rejected them around 12 months, so I had to switch to cloth bibs. However, not all kids do, so I highly recommend silicone bibs!

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If your kid is like mine, try to find fabric bibs with snaps. I found the velcro attaches to things in the wash, so I only use ones with snaps now. Being crafty I actually removed the velcro on those bibs and replaced them with snaps, and made a bunch of my own fabric bibs, but not everyone has access to a sewing machine.

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On the topic of bibs, I also recommend having one or two sleeved bibs on hand. I find them a bit of a hassle to get on and off for every day, but they are great when the kid is wearing a nice outfit, and dinner is going to be something that stains. I got this one, and it works great. I do find the neckline gaps a bit, but I would just put a cloth bib underneath.

u/Losa219 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
u/thecatsmeowmeow · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Can you pump some and cut the formula with like 1/3 BM and slowly decrease it?

I've heard some people have success giving formula in this weird little cup:

https://www.amazon.com/Bickiepegs-Doidy-Cup-Blue-color/dp/B0012AUR32

u/briliantlyfreakish · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

My son figured out the camelback straw cup at like 9 months. He snatched my cup and used it. We got him his own and he likes it. I wouldn't call it leak proof though. It leaks quite a bit after being bumped around a lot. We use these and so far they are the least leaky (it still happens on occasion but way less than anything else) and they can take quite a beating (our son throws his around a LOT).

https://www.amazon.com/Nuby-2-Pack-No-Spill-Straw-Colors/dp/B003N49ML8/ref=zg_bs_166801011_17?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0WD0VFS2DCK9Y4390Z3J

u/Erulastiel · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

What about giving your child something like this?

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-
http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Feeder-Colors-Count/dp/B000GK5XY2

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/storm_queen · 1 pointr/Parenting

I get frozen cut up fruit and put it in one of these things for my toddler: https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Food-Feeder-Green/dp/B000GK5XY2/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=mesh+food+feeder&qid=1555431507&s=gateway&sr=8-3 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/tlott · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Oh! My LO is the SAME WAY. We use these and she LOVES them. She also can't close them and then cry when she can't open them back up, so that's nice. We've also recently bought one of these for water because it holds more than a sippy cup. She LOVES hitting the button to open it!

u/PandaEatWorld · 1 pointr/Mommit

What helped my LO was using these:

https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Food-Feeder-Pack-Green/dp/B000GK5XY2

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/jinxlover13 · 1 pointr/breakingmom
u/ollieoliieoxenfree · 1 pointr/breakingmom

I too have a lazy 11 month old who refuses to hold cups. It's not the cup, it's the kid. I just decided one day to stop holding them for him (like 2 weeks ago). I would put it up to his lips, he'd start drinking and I'd just start tipping it back down and put it on his tray in front of him. It only took a few meal times before he realized I wasn't going to hold it and if he wanted a drink he had to do it himself. Now I just put it on his tray and he takes it from there. Now, if she's not drinking from them at all make sure it's not too hard to drink from. My son has some that you have to bite the spout in just the right way to get the liquid to come out, and he does not do well with those. I got one of those spoutless cups and he can't figure it out to save his life. I finally tried to take a drink from it and I couldn't get the liquid out either. Straws are also beyond him. Just a simple sippy with no fancy spill-free mechanism and don't give in to holding it for her! Good luck!

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/fish1479 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Here is a link to a great training cup that worked well for my kids.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MRZIFD0/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_JVeUDbC37MNK8

Like others have suggested, water in the bottle, if he wants something else, its in the cup.

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Pack-Fresh-Feeder-Colors/dp/B000GK5XY2

u/cleverpseudoname · 1 pointr/CatsandCosmetics

We just ordered these EasyLunchboxes for the kids, with the Cooler Bags. I also ordered these, these, and these. I am wayyyyy too excited.

u/hipsterhater608 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi, Ricki! My name is Cori, and I like Harry Potter, also! I graduated last semester. We also LOVE IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY! They are one of the most inappropriate TV shows I'm surprised makes it to TV! We do not have in common (am relatively certain unless you are going to college with a baby in your stomach) the fact that I'm pregnant!

My item would be these $7.49 suction cup bowls for the mini-me when he arrives and starts eating solids. When he does, we will promptly begin the journey of convincing him he is a wizard. Any suggestions on how to make that happen? We've already hot his Hogewarts letter, which we will actually send to him via owl when he is 11. We also want to move into a house with a cupboard under the stairs, so that when he is naughty...okay, just kidding on that one.

u/jvchilds · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Any toy that's sorting, stacking, and able to carry and move from place to place (a basket and Easter eggs at the moment). Leapfrog makes a tea set that she loves (but you'll be singing the songs for days). Sidewalk chalk and the box it came in. 360 sippy cup. Sturdy Velcro shoes. Extra utensils and cute bibs to take to restaurants.


LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DCWM2ZE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GxaRCb4FFGH64

PUMA Baby Smash Glitz Glamm Velcro Kids Sneaker -my LO is currently wearing these out and they are easy off and on. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074P83XNH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jEaRCbEHRWAW1

Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup, Green/Blue, 7 Ounce, 2 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MRZIFD0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_NFaRCbBJRH0NJ

u/doublecross · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

My little girl will drink from her straw cup but loses interest at the breast. My logic is that the nursing slows her down, with a cup she can keep playing and drink whenever she wants to.
Try a straw cup like this one. There's a lot of bad reviews, mostly because the bottom straw is not long enough to reach the bottom so I'm trying to find these because you can trim the straws to fit the playtex bottles. Anyways, I use these for now, even though if she throws the cup it spills everywhere, I try to keep it contained by taking the cup away if I notice she's not interested anymore.

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/bickyface · 1 pointr/beyondbaby

We use the munchkin brand straw sippy cups from target. They are pretty cheap, and PJ does really well with them. We also have some cups with characters on them for when he is being picky. He will drink anything out of his Mickey Mouse cup. Haha.

I couldn't find them on targets website, but here they are on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006Y3S838/ref=pd_aw_sims_3?pi=SS115&simLd=1

u/PotatoPrincess79 · 1 pointr/Parenting

We found these and they're awesome! If he can take sips from a regular cup he'll probably figure this out in no time.
They come with or without handles and comes apart easy for cleaning.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MRZIFD0/ref=s9_mbia_gw_d96_g75_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=mobile-1&pf_rd_r=0FS7TCWK8CHFJ48SVN23&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2068141862&pf_rd_i=mobile

u/Hopeful0never · 1 pointr/littlespace

It’s a munchkins miracle, 360 drinking edge no spill training cup. I got them off amazon, their 7 ounces but really durable. Here the link for them https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MRZIFD0?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_pd_title

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.

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

https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Fresh-Feeder-Colors-Count/dp/B000GK5XY2