Get more good food in your baby, and less on, well, everything else.
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I was recently catching up with a good friend of mine who, in my opinion, has the worst job imaginable – she spends her days as a nanny chasing after toddlers and dodging baby vomit. It’s been years since we’ve lived in the same city so we always start our conversations with how we’re doing at work, and I’ve come to expect her horrific tales (you got poop where?).

But, once in a while, she’ll tell me how she’s conquering the hurdles of such a taxing profession – most recently, it was how an $8 baby bottle revolutionized feeding time. One of the biggest humps that new parents (and nannies, like my pal) have to clear to is the mess that comes with feeding time. Babies have a rare talent when it comes to getting food all over their face and—somehow—the rest of the kitchen, too.

It’s something every parent deals with—or did. Now there’s a very affordable tool that makes getting food in (and not on) your child a breeze.

The Boon Squirt Silicone food dispenser is astonishingly simple. The base of the feeding instrument is a versatile bottle where you can store pre-made pureés or store-bought varieties—but the bottle’s top has a mechanism with a spoon attached, making it an instrument for you to squeeze out portioned spoonfuls of food at a time.

Rather than doling out a whole serving of baby food in a bowl and watching as your infant splats it around their dining chair, you can use the Boon Squirt to feed your child one spoonful at a time. And the compact nature of the bottle means you can take meals on the go: simply use the spoon’s lid to take the bottle with you wherever you need to be.

This groundbreaking solution to mealtime is only $7.99 on Amazon, and it’s a lifesaver compared to the mess and hassle of using baby-friendly utensils and dishes. Both parents and nannies can rejoice—progress is being made here.