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Choosing the Right Feeding Utensils

Choosing the Right Feeding Utensils

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Your baby will transition to semi-solid/solid foods at around 6 months of age. While this new stage is exciting for both you and the baby, make sure you use the right products while feeding.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Nowadays, the choice is endless. The three important things to look for are:

  • Product safety
  • Functionality
  • Affordability.

Here are few precautions to be taken while choosing feeding equipments for your baby:

Traditional feeding equipments made of silver or copper can have sharp edges. Food stuck in crevices can get spoiled and cause upset stomach in your baby. Ensure safety and hygiene of traditional feeding equipments before using them for your baby.

  • Use a sipper for water, juice etc. instead of feeding equipments that involve sucking. Sippers come with convenient handles that your baby can learn to hold.
  • Choose a sipper with ‘no-spill’ spouts to avoid messy spills. This is also convenient to carry while travelling.
  • A soft, supple sipper makes it easier for the baby to make the transition from breast.
  • If you do not wish to use sippers due to the cleaning hassles, you can use a household cup or a small tumbler.
  • Use rubber-coated soft-bite spoons.
  • Make sure the spoons have easy to grip handles.
  • Spoons with deep bowls are useful as they prevent spills.
  • Use bottles, bowls and spoons made of safe material and make sure they are free from chemicals such as Bisphenol A which are toxic to your baby’s developing organs. Check the labels; products free of such chemicals, specify so.
  • Avoid forks, but if you do have to use one, use plastic forks with soft, dull edges.

Using the right utensils can help to minimize mess and maximize success while feeding your baby.

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