Amazon Releases an Alexa-Enabled App to Make Baby’s Mealtime Much Easier
Could this be the answer to fuss-free feedings?
As anyone having any level of experience feeding a baby or toddler knows, sometimes you have to find creative ways to actually get them to eat. Thankfully, Amazon’s Alexa can help you in making this daily necessity a fun and educational experience for everyone involved. The voice-activated service now offers a new skill called Sophie Sprout, which encourages positive and healthy eating habits in the form of songs and interactive sounds. This skill was developed through a partnership between Amazon and Sprout Foods, the leading organic food producer of purees and snacks for children.
For those that have an Alexa-enabled device such as an Echo or Echo Dot, you can ask Alexa to open the Sophie Sprout skill and play a song during each meal. (FYI, skill is a term to describe apps created for Alexa.) When you begin to introduce your baby to solid foods (whether you go with homemade baby food or single fruit and vegetable pouches), the Sophie Sprout skill will be the perfect tool to help encourage your baby in this new way of eating.
The skill currently includes nine engaging songs that you can play to help kids identify and understand what they are eating while they are eating. The voice that your baby and toddlers will hear is Sophie, the energetic and food-loving sprout. Sophie will sing enriching, healthy eating-inspired songs, such as “Blueberries,” “Chickpea,” and “Butternut Squash.” All you have to do is ask Alexa to open the skill and rock out with your little one as they eat. The Sophie Sprout skill also offers mealtime adventures that mimic spoon-feeding sounds you might normally perform to cheer your child on to taking the next bite, like the “choo-choo train” sound.
The struggle is real when it comes to introducing young ones to their first foods, and Sophie is here to help make it an all-around exciting and enlightening time. Who knows? After your first eat-and-sing sessions, your baby or toddler may even be requesting Sophie every time they hit the high chair.