I waited til my lil' guy was 6 months to introduce solids. We went straight to pureed veggies on the tip of a regular baby spoon and had no issues. No tongue push, no refusal to eat, no mess! But from what I've heard, this isn't usually the case. Many moms start solids way earlier, sometimes even in the first couple of months via a bit of rice cereal in the bottle to try and get baby to sleep through the night. Others start spoon feeding around 4 or 5 months with very thin rice cereal. I can't even imagine how difficult it would be to spoon feed that to an itty bitty baby who only has the instinct to suck. I guess I'm not the only one who saw a problem with that.
Flowspoon was developed to help introduce semi-solids to babies age 4-7 months and help them transition from bottle or breast to spoon with less mess and less air (i.e. less reflux).
The design is really unique and makes you go "Why didn't someone think of this sooner??" *Face Palm* It's literally a nipple-spoon hybrid, though it's hard plastic rather than a soft nipple, and it's BPA/Phthalate free. Even the handle is creative with it's twist that makes holding and using it super comfortable.
Unfortunately at 8 months and already used to spoon feeding, my little man didn't qualify as a tester for Flowspoon, so I recruited a mommy friend of mine who was just introducing her 5 monther to rice cereal. She'd had just 4 feedings prior which were all extremely messy and not incredibly productive - she only got a couple of mini-spoonfuls in before being refused further entrance. So we were both really anxious and curious to see how Flowspoon would measure up!
This precious little munchkin took to it right away. It was pretty incredible to watch her suck away skillfully from the spoon! I'm not gonna lie, there was still a bit of a mess - she would leak a bit of rice back out when mommy went for refills! But her mom was amazed by how much more she was eating than with a regular baby spoon. She thought maybe it was just coincidence, and that she was just getting the hang of solids in general, so she went back to a regular spoon for the next feeding and wouldn't you know, it was back to the teeny tiny messy slurps and then done. Switched back to the Flowspoon and success - tons of rice down the hatchet!! See for yourself:
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Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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