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Anyone have any experience with the baby safe feeder? It is supposed to allow babies (over 4 mnths) to eat fruits, veg, teething biscuits, etc without choking.
06-23-2001, 07:50 PM
we used one with my daughter when she was about 6 months old.
it was great because she could learn to chew and get fod without us thinking she would choke
big favorites were peaches and pears in it. she loved it
06-25-2001, 12:47 PM
I don't have personal experience with it (baby #1 is due in a few weeks!) but a good friend of mind LOVED it. In fact she got me one as part of her shower present. It seems like a great idea - especially because it would eliminate the choking hazard and it's a good way to introduce new foods.
I found that they don't clean out really well and you have to keep buying replacement covers because the netting doesn't come out to be cleaned. Since you have to feed your child these while they are sitting up anyway, why not just mash the fruit, or whatever, with a fork and use your high chair tray? although, I did not try to use it with teething biscuits... that may be a very good use. My six month old was choking on a bit of a teething biscuit just this morning. Maybe I'll pull out the old feeder....
07-25-2001, 11:07 PM
We loved the safe feeder...we used it for fruit and teething biscuits. it is a bit messy but we found it particularly useful at restaurants or if we wanted to enjoy a sit down dinner. It kept dd busy for quite a while and we didn't have to worry about her choking.
07-25-2001, 11:38 PM
I say you need to have one of these, even if you only use it for teething. This is a great thing to put an ice cube in to give to baby. We used ours for teething all the time and reccommend it highly. I found that it was very difficult to clean when we tried to actually put food in it, though. I'll be using one for my new baby, just for ice!
07-26-2001, 08:36 AM
My 6-month old son eats cantaloupe, peaches, pears, teething biscuits and ice in it. It is wonderful in restaurants when we're eating and he wants to eat, too. I highly recommend getting one!
07-26-2001, 03:53 PM
Because the way the mesh bag was attached to the plastic screw-on ring created an area between the bag and the ring that stays perpetually gross after it has had, say, banana smushed in it. And if you try to pull the bag away to clean under it at this spot, it pulls the bag out of the ring.
07-30-2001, 01:42 PM
I had peach goo stuck in it last night and it took me a bit longer to clean it but I was able to pull it enough away from the side to get the goo out. It didn't pull away from the ring, thank goodness. That would NOT be good! Good luck!
08-02-2001, 01:09 AM
Is 6 months when most of you started using this?
08-02-2001, 04:10 PM
Have fun! :o)
08-30-2001, 07:42 PM
I have to agree with the other moms here - My husband, daughter & I LOVE the 'Baby Safe Feeder'. It has been an absolute lifesaver when we have taken our daughter to restaurants. She can 'sample' a little of what we are having without worry. Plus, it hardly makes a mess (no crumbs left on floor, etc.)At first, I had a tough time cleaning it out thoroughly. However, the trick is to take some dishwashing liquid and rub it into the net bag or to take it apart and put it in the dishwasher. We have had one since our daughter was 6 months old and it still looks fairly new - even after many bananas. Since she still doesn't have but one tooth and she is now 9 months old, we went ahead and got another one as a spare. Until she gets more teeth, we couldn't imagine life without it. :)
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