10 Must-Haves for Babies Starting on Solids
Can you believe how fast time has gone by? Your little one is ready to try some solid foods! This is an exciting time but can also be a little bittersweet because your little one is growing up so fast. You may realize that you need a few things before you start the journey but may be overwhelmed by everything out there on the market. Hopefully this article helps on what to get when introducing solids so you can focus on this exciting time!
Before we begin, remember that all children are different, and they will most likely not all like the same things. So, before you pick an item think about what your beautiful baby may like and don’t forget about you! Introducing solids can be a messy process so you may need some products that help with the clean up time. Please read disclaimer below regarding age of babies starting on solids.
(Disclaimer: According to the CDC, your child can begin eating solid foods at about 6 months old. By the time he or she is 7 or 8 months old, your child can eat a variety of foods from different food groups. These foods include infant cereals, meat or other proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains, yogurts and cheeses, and more. Talk to your doctor or pediatrician with any questions or concerns.)
These products have been helpful and mentioned by many moms using baby food, such as purees, baby cereal and oatmeal. Also, by many moms who are doing baby-led weaning. Read on to see the 10 must-haves for babies starting on solids.
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1. PandaEar Set of 2 Cute Silicone Baby Bibs for Babies & Toddlers (10-72 Months) Waterproof, Soft, Unisex, Non Messy – Turquoise/Lime Green
PandaEar Silicone Baby Bibs are $6.98 with 2 color options available. BPA free and made of 100% food-grade silicone, for easy cleaning. They have a wide front pocket to grab food and liquids without spilling out.
Adjustable buttons, tie around the neck to prevent from pulling off easily and staying securely on toddlers. The top food grade soft silicone bibs have little to no silicone odor and are durable for toddlers.
2. Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowl, 3 Pack
Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowls are perfect to prevent your little ones from throwing their bowls full of food on the ground. BPA free, price of $7.47 (normally $8.99), they come in a 3-pack and are available in 2 colors.
Strong suction base with quick release tables on each suction base for easy parent removal. Microwave and top rack dishwasher safe.
3. Munchkin 12 Piece Soft-Tip Infant Spoons
Munchkin 12 Piece Soft-Tip Infant Spoons are perfect feeding your little there first foods! Price of $7.52 and available in a 6 pack if you do not want 12. Rounded, soft spoon are gentle on baby’s gums. Ergonomically designed for a comfortable hold, BPA free, and rack dishwasher safe.
4. DOQAUS Ice Cube Trays 4 Pack, Easy-Release Silicone & Flexible 14-Ice Cube Trays with Spill-Resistant Removable Lid, LFGB Certified and BPA Free, for Cocktail, Freezer, Stackable Ice Trays with Covers
DOQAUS Ice Cube Trays may seem like a random Must-Haves for Babies Starting on Solids but when starting solids your little one may not be able to eat a full jar of baby food and these are perfect for freezing the leftovers. Also, if you make your own baby food then you definitely need these! The silicone bottom makes it easy to pop out one cube at a time, thaw/microwave and feed for little one a quick and easy meal!
Price of $11.99 (normally $12.99), available in 4 colors. Food-grade safety material (silicone and PP material certified by LFGB), BPA Free, and durable. Each ice cube tray comes with a lid for easy stacking and storing.
5. Bumkins Splat Mat, Waterproof, Washable for Floor or Table, Under Highchairs, Art, Crafts, Playtime 42×42 – Gray Chevron
Bumkins Splat Mat is $12.00 and available in 6 colors. BPA free, PVC free, vinyl free, phthalate free, lead free, and 100% polyester with embedded TPU for waterproofing. This is the perfect addition for your home to help clean up messes under the highchair.
Not just for underneath highchairs, use it on floors, on tables or outside; lightweight, it takes up less space in your bag, so you can take it with you and have it when you need it.
6. NatureBond Baby Food Feeder/Fruit Feeder Pacifier (2 Pack) – Infant Teething Toy Teether | Includes Additional Silicone Sacs
NatureBond Baby Food Feeder is perfect to let your baby try food that they are too little for. $13.99 and available in 2 colors. Put fruit and meat in and let them taste away without the risk of choking! You can also freeze strawberries, bananas, or oranges, put them in the feeder and let them chew on it for teething relief!
It is the only baby food/fruit feeder certified by World’s Leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC),Bureau Veritas USA, to be BPA Free, Latex Free, Lead Free and Phthalates Free. Designed for easy cleaning for top hygiene and safety.
7. Flipping Holder, Multipurpose Squeeze-Proof Food Pouch Holder and Juice Box Holder (One Blue, One White).
Flipping Holder is perfect for teaching your kids independence with self feeding. Fits all baby food pouches such as Gerber, Happy Baby, Plum Organics and more. The Flipping Holder can also be turned upside down for juice boxes.
The holder is hard BPA free plastic which is perfect for preventing squeezing. Easy to use, closed handles for tethering, open bottom for parent assistance.
8. Bumkins Sandwich Bag / Snack Bag, Reusable Fabric, Washable, Food Safe, BPA Free, 7×7 – Cactus & Llama (2-Pack)
Bumkins Sandwich Bag are perfect for storing snacks such as, cheerios, fruit, crackers, and more! Price of $12.95 and available in 7 colors. They are more expensive than the plastic throw away Ziplock, but these are reusable and will save money in the long run.
100% Polyester with embedded TPU for waterproofing. The sandwich and snack bags and are BPA-free, PVC-free, vinyl-free, phthalate-free and lead-free. fabric is wipeable, machine washable and dishwasher-safe (top rack); turn inside-out to wash; to extend the life of the reusable bags, we recommend air drying the quick-dry fabric. **The bags are not completely leakproof due to zippered closure.**
Also, Click here for Zip Top Reusable 100% Silicone Baby + Kid Snack Containers– The only containers that stand up, stay open and zip shut! No Lids! Made in the USA – Teal Bear. They are $8.99, 100% pure non-toxic platinum silicone and completely free of BPA, lead, PVC, latex and phthalates.
9. Munchkin Bottle and Cup Cleaning Brush 4 Piece Set with Key Ring
Munchkin Bottle and Cup Cleaning Brush are perfect for cleaning baby bottles, sippy cups, straws, and more! Price of $6.49. Brush set includes: (1) straw brush, (1) spout brush, (1) lid and threads brush, and (1) detail brush. Pack of (4) various sized brushes held together on a convenient, detachable clip. Also, top rack dishwasher safe.
Add the next item for the perfect bottle cleaning duo!
10. Boon Twig Grass and Lawn Drying Rack Accessory, White,Twig White with Lawn Countertop Drying Rack Green
Boon Twig Grass and Lawn Drying Rack is perfect for drying bottles, bowls, sippy cups, baby spoons and more! TheTwig accessory is perfect for hanging pacifiers. Price of $19.98 (normally $32.98). The Boon Grass is a two-piece design to help drain water to water tray, which can be removed and cleaned up easily. The countertop drying rack is made without BPA, Phthalate and PVC.
Now it’s your turn,
Lets get your kitchen ready for your little ones to start solids! These 10 Must-Haves for Babies Starting on Solids will help kick this next adventure off stress free so you can enjoy watching all the silly faces your baby will make when trying new tastes!