I’ve been holding onto the Nuby Nibbler for a few weeks, anxious for Trent to use it.
We’ve been waiting for the 6 month mark to start Trent on solid foods and thought the Nuby Nibbler would be perfect for him to learn with. I tend to be
a little a lot more impatient than Brett, so I have been wanting to start solids for the past few weeks, but he said we should wait. Nevermind that his main reason is because he wants to postpone the crazy stinky diapers that come along with the solid-food territory…but alas! He can not postpone the inevitable forever!
So he better hold his nose and man up because it’s time for this baby to get his grub on!
The Nûby™ Nibbler™ is a great way to introduce soft solids when your child is ready. It allows your child to eat whole foods without the risk of choking. With the “Squeeze and Twist” Locking System, your child can safely use without risk of opening; meanwhile it is easy as 1-2-3 for parents to place food inside! The Nibbler™ also come with a convenient cap to keep it clean during travel and storage. Suggested whole foods (age appropriate) include: frozen fruits, fresh fruits, ice chips, veggies, and other similar foods.
I’ve mentioned it before, but we will be making our own baby food. We chose sweet potatoes as his first food to eat and he loved it! He even tried to take the spoon to do it himself. For his second food, we gave him a piece of banana in the Nibbler.
The Nibbler makes it easy to give your baby a healthy food even if you don’t have time to steam/mash/blend/puree. To put food into the Nibbler, just twist off the mesh holder from the handle, insert the food into the mesh and then twist back on.
Babies can then chew the mesh and work the food out of the tiny mesh holes, turning it into a consistency that is easy for them to swallow.
It comes with a cap, so you could put some food into the Nibbler before leaving the house and the cap will keep it safe. Or if you are going to a restaurant and you know you will want to give your baby some food there, you can bring the Nibbler along and the cap will keep it from getting dirty along the way.
To clean, just twist off the mesh holder part from the handle. I did find that banana wasn’t exactly the easiest thing to clean out of the Nibbler, as there were lots of itty bitty pieces to pull out of the mesh. Perhaps other foods will be a little easier.
Some other food ideas to use with the Nibbler:
For foods with skins that you can’t let your baby eat, just scoop out the insides to put into the mesh.
Once Trent realized there was yummy food in the Nibbler, he grabbed onto it and started sucking out the banana. He has been so curious, reaching for our cups, bowls and utensils whenever we eat, so it was nice to finally be able to hand him something and say “Here, have fun!” I think it also helps him learn to feed himself, as opposed to us just spoonfeeding him every time. We want him to be an independent little man!
Of course, this is my own personal experience and we have consulted with Trent’s pediatrician regarding his consumption of solid foods. Talk to your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns.
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