There are times when I’m at the grocery store when I have the urge to impulse buy lots of different baby things for William. On Sunday I gave into the impulse and bought a Munchkin Fresh Feeder that I’d read a bit about online.
The second day when I was still giving William banana pieces, I put them in the Munchkin. It had taken me a few tries to figure out how to open up the mesh and put the fruit inside. Likewise, it took him a few tries to figure out just what I had given him.
According to the instructions, the baby is to bite and suck the food through the mesh. This seemed easy enough on paper, yet the actual results were very messy.
Depending on how William chose to eat, the mesh fell to one side or another.
Though it’s meant to encourage independent eating, we had to give William a helping hand with it. This may be due in part to his age, and in part to how it works. Though they show bananas on the packaging, it didn’t seem a fruit that worked so well for us.
This is actually the deluxe model, the non deluxe model does not come with the cap to cover the mesh for travel and cleanliness.
When it was time to clean, I found the mesh very hard to get all food particles off. This was after scrubbing it well and using lots of soap. This may be a good product to try again later, but at this time we will stick with a spoon for his foods.
Rating – two baby booties out of five