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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 (sorry). But don't stress, we rounded up the most helpful, mom-approved feeding gear to get you through baby's first solids — and beyond.
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Sage Spoonfuls Sage Baby Puree & Blend
Not interested in a baby food maker with tons of parts that's impossible to put together (and even harder to stow away)? The Sage immersion blender works on baby and adult foods, plus it's a dream to travel with. No extra parts, no added fuss. What more could you ask for? $40,
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Sili Squeeze
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. $15 for one,
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Beaba Babycook
The Babycook is essential for moms who want to make their own baby food without all the added hassle. It steams, blends, warms and defrosts — all in this compact appliance (oh yeah!). Plus, you can use it to reheat and defrost your own food, too. $120,
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Stuck Bowl Feeding Kit by Zoli
No more spills (we hope!). This bowl has a handy suction base that is designed to stop your tot from making a mess —well, at least a huge one — when he's eating. $19,
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Designed to Nourish Food Storage Pods
If you like to meal prep and then freeze, these Dr. Brown's storage pods are exactly what you'll need! You can store, stack and defrost baby's food all in the same container, so on those nights you just want to grab 'n go, now you can! $20,
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Dr. Brown’s Make-a-Smash Food Masher
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. $5,
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Benders by Boon
You don't have to dread meatimes anymore, mama. Baby can learn how to use utensils without making a colossal mess because these pliable utensils move and bend in every direction. That means she'll get the hang of getting food into her mouth quicker (phew!). $6,
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Magnificent Baby Reversible Circus and Stars Bib
Squirmy baby? The Magnificent Baby bib wraps around his 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 into, out of and 100 percent machine washable. Added bonus? It's reversible! $10,
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Green Sprouts Snip 'n Go Food Scissors
You deserve to enjoy your meal, too, mama. Why spend half of it cutting baby's food? Instead, use these scissors to make little chops in less time. $6,
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Itzy Ritzy Wet Happened Zippered Wet Bag

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.) $18,

Updated October 31, 2013

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