PRODUCT REVIEW – NUK
Like all things while preparing for your babies arrival, shopping around for ‘the perfect’ product is extremely overwhelming! I remember back to when I first found out I was pregnant. I was so excited to finally have the excuse to go and have a look at all the different things available for babies!
I had been Au pairing one year old twins when I found out I was expecting! I thought I was super clued up on all of the different brands and products! Well, was I surprised when I walked into Baby City! I was overwhelmed, confused, and extremely nauseous from my morning sickness (maybe also from the aisles and aisles of things I had no clue even existed).
I constantly had people telling me which products to use and not to use! And it really got confusing after a while! One person tells you that a brand is terrible and that her little one never took to a certain dummy, yet another tells you it is the only brand they will ever use! I ended up with a variety of different brands (thanks to my baby shower) and decided I would go with the trial and error technique.
Since my son was born, we have been extremely lucky to have a baby who is pretty much content with a range of different brands. The one brand that we have stuck with is NUK. The reason being that the quality of the NUK products we use are phenomenal! The first product we used of NUK was the dummies. We were so relieved that he took to a dummy as many babies don’t! Their dummy designs are super cute and practical. I love the colours they have available.
We also use the NUK Sippy cup which is great for training your little one to drink from a bottle themselves! My son learnt extremely quickly, and he loves the independence of being able to hold his own bottle. They are easy to clean, and also have a really cute range of colours and patterns for boys and girls! My newest favourite is the navy blue, metallic Jungle Book NUK Sippy cup. They are a must have!
NUK kindly provided me with the Weaning Set. It consists of a Soft Feeding Spoon and a Soft Feeding Fork (which is fantastic for your little one to learn the skill of the self-feeding motion), a bowl and a plate. I love that they have a non-slip base, which makes feeding time easier, mess free (or should I say less of a mess) and less stressful!
My son started eating solids from 6 months old, and I have always made his own puree for him. He is now 10 months old, and is so eager to feed himself – so I let him. But, I like that I can put his food in a bowl as I believe it is a great skill for them to have to reach into the bowl and take out the item of food they are going to be eating. This way, it isn’t as easy for them to fling their bowl along with their food onto the floor. The colours are great – a shocking blue, purple and red which is an instant attraction to not only a young eye, but to an adult too. The plate has dividers (as seen in the below photo) which is awesome for mixing up a snack. TIP: Babies get bored of eating the same thing – try and give them a variety of healthy foods to snack on. For example, depending on the age of your little one – I give my son some cut up fruit, some fresh veggies cut up, and seeds/biltong/chickpeas (protein). This keeps them interested and helps them finish what is on their plate.
Their complete weaning range consists of Food Pots, Cutlery Set, Snack Pots (which are great to take along in the car or when out shopping , you can fill it up with a snack like Popcorn and they can’t spill. It also keeps them occupied and happy for ages), Food Pots (I have been so grateful these exist with being a Mom who makes and freezes my sons puree! They are portion size, and so easy to just take out and defrost), Masher & Bowl and the Weaning Set.
I highly recommend this range as it has been a great investment in my home. Your little one will use these products for ages and they will make your life easier, and less messy! Instead of meal time being something you dread, it will be a perfect time to bond with your little go-getter! And it will help with fussy eaters!
You can see NUK’s full range of products here: https://www.facebook.com/nuksa?fref=ts