When Bronson turned about 5 months old, he entered that stage where he didn’t want to be held as much and wanted more stimulation than me just tickling his toes and making babbling noises. He had outgrown the bouncy chair, and got annoyed after 5 minutes in the swing. My metabolism easily shot up by 100 every day as I shuttled between rooms, introduced various play toys, and did every dance move from the robot to the snake (BTW, I can do a MEAN snake to the the left AND right). Finally, it called for desperate measures: FOOD! I discovered his love for food, especially fruit. So, I started shoveling big chunks of cantelope, peaches, and plums in his mouth but he would get cranky once he sucked all the juice. Eventually, he started gnawing off tiny bits of fruit. It went from sucking, to gnawing, to biting, and I instantly had visions of him gumming a huge chunk of cantelope and choking. It dawned on me that I could possibly have to perform the Heimlich, abdominal thrusts, or even dangle him upside down by his tootsies. Then, I discovered the Nuby Nibbler (sigh)….This little gadget came in so handy because it eased my choking fears. You just put a piece of fruit in it and baby can gnaw til his heart’s content while I happily update my status on facebook. As an added benefit, it even helped him work on his hand-eye coordination trying to hold the contraption. And, when he started teething, I put FROZEN fruit chunks in there and it helped ease some of his gum discomfort. There is a twisting safety lock mechanism, that took me a few tries to figure out, so no worries there. There are replacement nets you can buy when it gets old and stinky. Now, Bronson can enjoy his fruit as well as entertain himself as my metabolism starts to stabilize again.