Goal: Less messy feedings

GrantBoonSpoon My 6–month-old son Grant is one lover of food. Even though he just started eating solids a few weeks ago, he's taken on every new food with gusto. My daughter would spit out anything new I gave her when she was this age — it took several tries to even get her used to sweet foods like bananas. Not Grant. He'll eat anything. (I hope this continues when he's 2!) But his one problem is he's so feisty with the food that he makes one heck of a mess. He grabs at the spoon, grabs at the jar or container of food … grabs at me. Anything to get the grub in faster. I heard about this new spoon that makes it all a bit less messy so of course, I got my hands on it pronto. It's called the Boon Spoon. You pour the baby food into the handle of the spoon and then squeeze it till the food squirts out in perfect portions onto the business end of the spoon. I tried it out with some pureed butternut squash (see above). It's pretty nifty! Grant doesn't have a jar to grab and the spoon itself is really too thick for him to get a good handle on (although easy for me to hold). I only have one issue with it. When the food is a bit thicker, like when I make it myself, the spoon has a tendency to splatter rather than squirt. So be warned — only use it with seriously liquid purees. If you keep that in mind, it works well. And its best selling point is it's easy for on-the-go meals. My babysitter loves it because she can pack it for the park and feed him easily with one hand while holding him with the other. Do you have any other gadgets that make eating easier at your house? If so, let me know! 

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  1. by Cara

    On May 11, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Very cool gadget! Now if only they’d invent something to keep my 17 month-old from treating her sweet potatoes and peas like sling-shots.

  2. by Alana

    On May 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Love this! I’m going to snatch one up from Babies R Us (or wherever I can find it immediately!) right away. We have food stains EVERYWHERE from the last week introducing orange veggies. Esp. when my hubbie feeds her (God bless him!). Thanks for the tip!

  3. by Nichole Walser

    On May 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    This is such a fun “mommy-toy!” They didn’t have these when my daughter was a baby, but I got one for my little guy, and I’ve found it most useful when we’re out…I’ve used it at the zoo, the mall, restaurants, etc.