DD will be 5 mo this week. I planned on starting solids at 6 mos but something interesting happened.
For a few weeks now I have been putting DD in her high chair with a toy on the tray along with a bowl, spoon and sippy cup. She would sit with me/us for one or two meals a day banging away on the items on her tray. Well she started putting the spoon in her mouth! The right end too, not the handle, and chomping on it. So I went and got her a little thing of baby oatmeal. I didn't want to do anything with cereal but figured the oatmeal seemed to have some nutritional value in it over the rice... Well I made some and dipped her spoon in it, since it was thin not much stuck but now she had something to taste on her spoon. She LOVED it.
Obviously she's not eating much and seeing as she is 5 mo she's not very good with a spoon - but she enjoys aiming for her mouth and getting to taste something. Also, we aren't doing oatmeal every day. Just on occasion for fun.
So I was wondering about those mesh feeders that you put fresh food into. She is way too small for pieces of food, but she can hold objects well enough to get them in her mouth. I thought she might enjoy the mesh feeder then. Has anyone used them? Is it worth it? What age range are they for anyway?
I'm Melissa, DD (01/12/2009) weaned at a little over 2 1/2 years