Feeding the twins solid foods at the same time was proving to be a bit of a task. I do it myself. I would love for Josh to help, but that's a story for another day...
Anyway, the problem I had been running into was keeping them both happy. Dylan would get mad when he didn't have something in his mouth and would yell at me. Riley is a bit of a slow eater. So I racked my brain with figuring out how to appease them both.
Then I got it.
Have you heard of Baby Safe Feeder? They are those little mesh bags with handles that you can put baby food in so that your child can feed him/herself. I picked up a set of them at a local baby shop figuring with twins they would come in handy. Well they did!
I had made my own baby food using recipes and techniques from an awesome cookbook called Baby Love. I froze the peas into little cubes. Well, I took a couple of cubes and put them into the Baby Safe Feeders and gave them to Dylan and Riley, then got out the bowl of baby food to feed them. Lo and behold, there was no anxious crying or jealousy (yes, it's starting) because either I was feeding them or they were sucking on their pea-cicles. Bonus - it helped their gums feel better. Teething is a pain.
So you multiple mommies that are reading this - try the Baby Safe Feeder. They are kinda gross, but have helped dinnertime so much in my home...
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