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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Feeding Tools for the Tubie Kiddo

We are finally at a point where we are seeing some progress with our little one's feeding. Listed below are some of the tools we have used for her. I will add more as I think of them.

Boon PULP Silicone Teething Feeder: $5.99

This feeder is great because you can put fruits, some steamed veggies and our little loved hers because she had control of it! Not to mention it has a built in teether on the other end. We now use it to put popsicles (we just cut up the popsicle) and other frozen items like fruit in it. It can be messy, but it is fun for little ones, especially teeters.

Munchkin Miracle 360 7oz Trainer Cup: $12.64 for 2

A friend recommended this cup after she had success with her son. There is a version for big kids that does not have handles and can hold more volume, but this size is perfect for our 18 month old. It is relatively spill proof and easy to clean. It is also recommended by dentists. The way it works is fluid fills up the white part, and a small amount of suction around the edge allows it to flow slowly. 

Abilitations Speech Bin Mr Juice Bear Straw: $13.95 (prices vary on

This was a recommendation from the speech therapist who did our little one's swallow study. You can squeeze the belly and a little bit of fluid comes up through the straw, allowing your child to get a little bit of at a time. Eventually, it helps them with their suck and for us, helped out daughter learn to drink from a straw. 

This was a random stroke of genius walking through Ikea. Our daughter doesn't particularly care for the baby/kid flatware we had, but liked ours, so we got this safer option for her. I eat with it also, encouraging her to use hers.