My husband bought one of these for our daughter when she was 5 months old. It's great to be able to give her solids and not worry about any choking hazard. She's always interested in what we're eating so I often will just cut a piece of fruit or vegetable we're enjoying and she's thrilled that she can do eat it too. It's also great for freezing some fruit and putting it in for bad teething days. Be aware that it is still going to make a mess since the juices will run as they snack so you might want to strip the baby down to his/her diaper only. I have bought two more of these since and continue to love using them. The only thing I wish was better is the ease of cleaning. It can be difficult to get all the food out and when we first got it I was worried it wasn't really clean. I looked up tips on how to clean them and sanitizing materials that can't be boiled. When it's really hard to clean or I want to give it a sanitizing I soak it for 10 minutes it in hot (as you can get from the tap) water, 1 cup white vinegar and 1 tbs baking soda and then scrub (turn the mesh inside out) . Even with the sometimes extra effort to clean these I still say its worth the buy and other parents should try it out.