At six months old, we began the long and arduous journey of baby-led weaning (BLW). I talked about it at length and also put together a video of the little man’s reactions when we first began the process:
Watching that video now shows me how far he has come in the last nine months. While many of the foods that he likes and dislikes change with the second hand of a clock, there are a few staples that he will (almost) always eat:
- Bananas – my sworn enemy
- Rice / Cous Cous / Quinoa – the boy likes his carbs
- Bread – he will try anything if it is in sandwich form (also carbs)
Oh, and don’t forget the corn:
We have been using a set of plastic bowls and baby spoons but often resort to using regular stuff because the spoons don’t hold much (they’re flat and tiny) and the bowls have to be cleaned by hand (umm, what?). Luckily, the fine folks at the Handi-Craft company offered to send me a collection of Dr. Brown’s products including training cups, feeding bowls, divided plates, stackable snack cups and more.
Let’s take a closer look at a few of the products:
Dr. Brown’s Feeding Bowls and Divided Plates
We received two feeding bowls and two divided plates and they have been fantastic. They are sturdy, hold a perfect amount of food and feature a non-skid base that keeps them in place.
Dr. Brown’s Snack & Dipping Cups and Long Spatula Spoons
The Snack-A-Pillar Stackable Snack & Dipping Cups are awesome for a variety of edibles for both home and on-the-go. They work individually and can stack together for ultimate snack consolidation.
The Spatula Spoons are much easier to use than regular spoons for things like oatmeal and rice. The large, grippy handle ensures that even little hands can hold on.
Dr. Brown’s Soft Spout Transition Cup and Hard Spout Insulated Cup
The Soft Spout Transition Cup has been perfect for the little dude. It is spill-proof and the one-piece, silicone spout works great. The handles can be removed if you encounter cup-holder issues and the attached lid keeps things clean when the bottle inevitably ends up on the ground.
The Hard Spout Insulated Cup has a simple, yet effective design that is spill-proof, lightweight and durable.
The collection also includes a pack of Dr. Brown’s My Dots Storage Labels. These durable, colorful and removable labels are for both bottle and food storage and are microwave and freezer safe. All of the items are dishwasher safe (top rack) and are made of BPA-free polypropylene plastic.
Overall, this collection of Dr. Brown’s products make the struggles of teaching a baby to eat much, much easier. Everything is sturdy and holds up well to the abuse that the little dude unleashes during meal time.
Dr. Brown’s Feeding System (Cup and Solid Food) Giveaway
Enter below for your chance to win your own collection of Dr. Brown’s products. The set includes 2 feeding bowls, 2 divided plates, 4 snack & dipping cups (with tops), 4 spatula spoons, 1 soft spout transition cup, 1 hard spout insulated cup and 72 storage labels.