Feeding Gear That Will Change Your Life
Baby starting on solids means one thing: more stuff. And with so much to choose from, it probably won't be easy to decide what you'll actually need. But don't stress, we rounded up the most helpful, mom-approved feeding gear to get you through baby's first solids and beyond.
The Babycook is essential for moms who want to make their own baby food without all the added hassle. It steam cooks, blends and reheats in 15 minutes or less.
Buy it: $150, BuyBuyBaby.com
Not interested in a baby food maker with tons of pieces? The Sage immersion blender works on baby and adult foods, plus it's a dream to travel with. No extra parts, no added fuss.
Buy it: $40, buybuyBABY.com
Love the portability of baby food pouches but wish you could use your own food intead? These reusable food pouches are easy to fill with baby's favorite puree. Just toss 'em in the diaper bag for a snack on-the-go. They're dishwasher safe and can be used again and again.
Buy it: $15, Amazon.com
No more spills?!. This bowl has a handy suction base that is designed to stop your tot from making a mess. Well, at least a huge one.
Buy it: $19, ZoliBaby.com
If you like to meal prep and then freeze, these storage containers are exactly what you'll need. You can store, stack and defrost baby's food all in the same container, making meal time a little simpler.
Buy it: $20, Target.com
Want a low-tech way to give baby a taste of your food? This food masher is easy to use and super portable—perfect for restaurant trips.
Buy it: $5, Amazon.com
Baby can learn how to use utensils without making a colossal mess because these pliable utensils move and bend in every direction. That means baby will get the hang of getting food into his or her mouth quicker.
Buy it: $6, BabiesRUs.com
Squirmy baby? The Honest Company bandana bib wraps around baby's neck using a magnetic pull so you don't have to pick a fight to make sure it's snapped on correctly. It's easy to get on and off, out of and 100 percent machine washable.
Buy it: $13, Honest.com
You deserve to enjoy your meal, too. Why spend half of it cutting baby's food? Instead, use these scissors to make little chops in less time.
Buy it: $11, BabiesRUs.com
Tired of baby's food containers, half-eaten snacks, bottles and sippies spilling in your bag? Forget wasting disposable plastic bags and seal them in this reusable, washable, waterproof zipper bag. (You'll probably want to get another one for wet clothes, wipes and diapers.)
Buy it: $18, ItzyRitzy.com
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