At around six months old, you’ll catch your baby staring at you when you chew or trying to grab for your food. These are signs your child is ready for solid food (i.e. real meals).
All babies go through the chuck-it-on-the-floor stage, and even older tots are messy eaters (dexterity and manners come later). To make meals easier until your child can safely transition to regular dining ware and utensils around three years old, you’ll need:
- Easy-to-clean bibs
- Unbreakable bowls and plates
- Child-friendly spoons and forks
- Extras for eating out like placemats and lunchboxes
There are numerous baby feeding tools to choose from. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few standouts in each category to help you get a headstart on shopping. Check out these great picks.
Silicone-Free Baby Self Feeding Spoon
Baby Utensils for Ages 6 Months to 18 Months: No scooping, no balancing, and best of all: no wrong way to hold it! Thicker, contoured handled baby spoons designed to comfortably and securely fit a child’s hand.buy on amazon
Munchkin Snack Catcher
- Spill proof toddler snack container with soft flaps for easy food access
- Fits most standard cup holders in cars, car seats, strollers, etc.
- Great for home, daycare or on the go use; Holds up to 9 ounces of snacks
- BPA free, top rack dishwasher safe, 12 Plus months
Stay Put Suction Bowl
Set includes (3) different sized suction bowls with a new, modern look and improved suction
Strong suction base helps prevent messes and spills
Quick release tabs on each suction base allow for easy parent removal
Microwave and top rack dishwasher safe, BPA free
6 Plus monthsbuy on amazon
First Year Anti-Colic Bottle Gift Set
Teach baby better grip and independent drinking with the 100% silicone handles
Grow with baby using the Level 2 and Level 3 nipples for increased milk flow rate.
All parts are dishwasher safe (top rack) and sterilizer safe. BPA free. 0m+, 3m+, 6m+buy on amazon