It’s feeding time, parents, and there is an incredibly diverse amount of gear you can invest in to make it through the first feeding stages. There are high chairs and travel systems, sippy cups and food mills, pouches, and freezing trays! My goodness, Mama, where do you even begin? Take a deep breath, grab a sweet potato puree, and let’s study up on these tips for feeding your baby.
(1) The HiLo HighChair from Joovy is well designed and will be a favorite seat for your child from about 6 months through 6 years. This chair is easy to wipe down and nicely blends into your fabulous home décor. The high back keeps your baby supported while he noshes, wheels allow you to move this from room to room, and a washable tray insert makes cleanup easy peasey.
You’re brunching with your family at the latest foodie spot in town only to end your meal and realize that your child has made a huge mess at the table. Food pieces are everywhere! Parents, we are all too familiar with this scenario. So, what do you do? (2) The Cibo is here to save the day. This BPA-free placemat rolls up for travel or storage, is dishwasher-safe, and sticks to most table surfaces. It has a lip that hangs off the table to catch all the runaway food.
How about we skip the sippy cup stage and move right to a real cup? While you might think this is a messy proposition, the (3) Wow Cup makes this no-mess, no-spill solution a reality. The Wow Cup is a spill-free cup that teaches young kids to sip correctly while not spilling a single drop of liquid. The special design makes this a mess-free take-along or everyday cup for kids.
(4) Serve Baby Feeding Spoons from Boon are great spoons for solid foods. The silicone spoons are soft for feeding time while also serving double duty as a teether. The stem of the spoons have an edge t0 prevent the spoons from rolling off the table.
For bottle-feeding babies and toddlers, the (5) AVENT Natural Bottles are our pick. The nipple of this bottle features a new petal design for a natural latch. This bottle can be used for transitioning from breast to bottle or just for a better bottle-feeding latch.
For parents who want to make their own baby food, the (6) Fill n Squeeze Starter Pack is a one-stop baby feeding system. The system allows parents to puree their own food and fill up feeding pouches, which can be used multiple times. These pouches can be kept frozen until it’s feeding time, tossed in a bag for on-the-go grub, and are really cute to boot!
Feeding may be frenzied when you have a healthy babe, but these products will help you downplay the frantic and emphasize utility and fun.