When a baby starts to give a lure, many mothers find out about the existence of such an interesting device, called a niblery. Other names of this subject are "feeder", "net for feeding"( because the product is placed in a mesh), "fruttaker"( because often it gives fruit).
Basically, the niblery offers kids to explore the fruit lure.
The crumb chews a piece of fruit placed in a mesh. As a result of chewing, a puree is produced from the product, which the baby sucks through the mesh holes. Thus the baby learns to
Note that it is convenient to take this device with you for a walk, offering the crumb a tasty fruit snack while riding in the stroller.
The use of a frutteker also helps in the period of teething. Toddlers gently massage the gums while chewing the nibler's mesh, which reduces their discomfort from cutting teeth. In addition, it is possible to put a cooled product into the net, which will give a slight effect of freezing and will ease the condition of the baby's gums.
A few words on the safety of
One of the advantages of the nibler is the safe introduction of solid foods in childhood. Having given the product in a grid, parents can rest assured that the baby will not bite off too much of a piece of fruit. In addition, the use of the feeder excludes the entry of seeds and seeds into the baby's mouth.
It is important to note that the mesh of the fixture is strong enough, and the plastic elements are shock-resistant. So you can not worry that a nibbler falling to the floor will split or the child will tear the mesh with his teeth.
Types of meshes for complementary feeding
All niblery are divided into two types:
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Why is the silicone nibler so popular?
The greater demand for silicone devices in young mothers is associated with the greater number of advantages of such nibblers in front of the mesh:
- They are better at keeping the shape.
- They do not change color under the influence of fruit juices.
- In their holes do not clog the particles of products.
- Children like to suck.
- Silicone can be processed with boiling water.
Manufacturers and review of models
Now on sale you can find niblery of several kinds, as each manufacturer offers its variation feeder.
This is a famous American manufacturer, offering a nibble in the form of a rattle. Such a feeder has a rubberized bright plastic handle, which is quite comfortable to hold in the child's handle. In a bag of nylon, products are put in different volumes.
Nibblers from Nubi appeared first in the Russian market and are quite common in pharmacies and stores. The pluses of such feeders include their pretty design, and the presence of models in pink and blue colors allows you to choose the right niblar considering the gender of the baby.
As for the minuses of the niblery of this brand, they include a rather high price for both the niblery itself and replaceable attachments to it, which have to be replaced on a regular basis. In addition, many children, a handy and bright handle of such a thing can attract more than a product in a mesh.
Adaptations from this English manufacturer are called fruteykerami. Their main feature is the material of manufacture, since the container is made of silicone. He keeps the form well, and through a large number of tiny holes from such a feeder, the child can easily obtain the complementary food product.
The handle is convenient both for gripping the child's handle, and for fixing to the chair for feeding. It is very easy to wash such a silicone bag, but the device dries up quite quickly. Due to the small amount of mesh, it almost completely falls into the baby's mouth, and the contents do not splatter during the gnawing.
However, such a feeder has its own disadvantages - this is a rather high price, the lack of replaceable attachments( if the container is worn out, you will have to buy a new one), and also a small amount( you need to give the lure in small portions).
"World of Childhood"
Nibblers of this domestic manufacturer are made by analogy with the products of Nuby, but differ in some features of the design. The handle of such feeders is round and with a hole, so you can give it to the baby in the handle, and tie it to a chair. The cost of these meshes for complementary feeding is quite affordable, and the design is convenient for the child and attracts his attention to the container with food.
However, since the niblery of this manufacturer is not as common as the American ones, it is more difficult to acquire such a thing. In addition, during the process of chewing the product placed in the pouch, the content falls not only in the baby's mouth, but also splashes into the sides.
"World of Childhood" also produces silicone niblery, which are more convenient to use.
From what age to give?
Most often, the use of the feeder is resorted with the beginning of the introduction of fruit complementary foods. To give the baby, who just had the first teeth, a large piece of apple or other product is quite dangerous. Although babies older than 6 months already know how to ingest non-crushed foods, the risk of choking on a large bite is pretty high.
Sometimes even a one-year-old does not yet know how to chew a large piece of a product, so the most common age for using a nibble is 6-18 months.
Instruction for use
It is quite easy to use the nibler - remove the fastening ring, put the piece of food inside the net, close tightly and give the device to the baby. Remember that the new reticulum must be washed well using the means by which children's dishes are washed. The use of other detergents is unacceptable. Rinse the nibbler carefully rinse in boiled water.
After each application, the feeder should also be well washed, so that the pieces do not remain in the grid. To do this, often use a toothbrush. After rinsing the device in disassembled form is left to dry completely, and if the mesh has darkened over time, it is replaced with a new one.
. What products should I put in the feeder?
Most often, fruit and berries are placed in the feeder, for example, pieces of banana, pear or apple. In addition, often with the help of such a device, the baby is offered raw vegetables, as well as vegetables in cooked form. To exclude the risk of choking with small chunks and crumbs from crackers, cookies or bread, such products can be placed in the nibble.
Advice for choosing
- Inspect the appliance carefully from all sides. Pay attention to whether the clasp of the purchased nibble is reliable, so that the crumb could not open the device on its own. Make sure that there are no defects in the mesh.
- Choose a mesh according to the age of the baby, and also specify if it is possible to replace the nozzles by installing a nozzle of a different size on the nibble. For silicone nibbler nozzles can vary in width and length.
- If there is a cap in the nibler, this will provide additional convenience of use( you can take your thing with you for a walk and on the road).
- Pay attention to the nibbles of a well-known manufacturer and ask the seller when buying to show a quality certificate for the chosen nibble. Cheaper analogs from unknown firms can quickly tear or be made of poor-quality materials, so do not risk the baby's health.
Silicone nibler or mesh is better?
To make a choice, you need to consider the following nuances:
- A nibler with a grid is worse in shape than silicone.
- In the holes of the mesh nibbler remain pieces of the product that give the child.
- If you give the baby from a mesh nibble fruit, their juice will lead to a darkening of the net( it will turn gray-brown).
- The mesh is less hygienic, since it is made of nylon, which can not be boiled.
- It is much easier to wash the silicone nozzle, and if necessary, it can be boiled.
- Many babies like the silicone nibbler nozzle more, since it is more like a pacifier, and sucking it is more pleasant than putting on a mesh.
You can hear very different opinions of women about feeders. Someone does not even know about the existence of such a thing, but someone is sure that this is a useless device. There are many people who are positive about the mesh for complementary foods, but do not include it in things that are indispensable for the introduction of solid foods into the children's diet. At the same time, mothers who bought a nibble for their babies are most often satisfied with such auxiliaries.
How to make a nibble with your own hands?
If the opportunity to buy a special ready-made netting is missing, it is quite possible to use a home-made nibble for complementary food.
For the manufacture of a nibler, take:
- A jar with a large lid that has a thread. An old jar from children's vitamins or other supplements is an excellent choice.
- Nylon grid. A good option is a clean laundry bag. You can also use the part from the fishing net.
- Thick needle.
- A piece of paper and a measuring tape.
- Thick braid.
For the basis of the future niblery cut off the jar part so that you have a lid, and under it a few centimeters of the jar. Formed sharp edges should be carefully processed to eliminate the risk of cuts.
To make a mesh, you first need to create a pattern by measuring the circumference of the jar, dividing it in half and adding 1 cm of stock to the seam. For example, with a 10 cm circle around the can, the width of your mesh should be 6 cm( 10 divide by 2 and add 1).The length of the mesh is selected independently from 7 to 10 cm.
Drawing a pattern on a piece of paper for halves of the mesh, cut out two parts from the mesh fabric and sew them with a strong thread. It is not superfluous to prepare several such nets. Then you can start making a pen. Spread a large needle and make two holes in the lid of the former jar. In them, thread the braid so that a loop that is easy to hold is formed.
After inserting the mesh into the ring of jars with a handle from the braid, twist the lid and you have a feeder made by yourself, which in practice will not be inferior to the purchase device.