Everyone knows that the fresher food is, the healthier it is for you, and every mother wants healthy food for her baby. This self feeder by Munchkin is a perfect way to help baby get those vitamins without the risk of choking!
The self feeder is a small mesh net in a plastic ring that snaps open and has a large, round handle. The latch has a mechanism that you squeeze together to open it, so baby can't accidentally get it open while munching, but it's easy enought o work for parents. You just put in some kind of food, ie banana, apple, pear, or even ice chips on hot days. This last works well for teething also, I have found. Baby can then gnaw on the mesh bag, getting out the goodness of the fruit, but without running the risk of choking on little bits.
I have found this feeder to be agreat way to buy myself some time as well, being a mom of three who works and goes to school. Rather than having to sit right there and feed every morsel to the baby, I can place some of her favorite food in there and let her have at it while I unload the dishwasher or start dinner cooking. (Always make sure baby is supervised, however.) The ice cube trick works well when her teeth are really bothering her, as well. Plus, clenaup is a snap- I just toss it in the dishwasher (top rack.)
I did give this product a lower rating in the comfort department, since before my baby had teeth, she did not like the feel of the mesh on her gums, and often would not use it. She got used to it, though, so it may be individual preference.
Highly recommend this for busy, health-conscious Moms!