Puree with Ease
The DEX Baby make, store & serve baby food processor lets you prepare food and store it in the same bowl. Saves time, easy to clean, and is affordably priced at Walmart.
The Wean Machine is perfect for travelling, visiting family and friends, or going to restaurants with your baby or toddler. Fill, squeeze, and feed! It includes a spoon and is dishwasher safe and BPA free. Saves you from bringing a separate meal for your child because it makes the baby food on the spot! Available through Sprout Right.
Store for Later
Perfect for storing pureed baby food or breastmilk, these So Easy Trays are designed to be spill-proof, stackable, and dishwasher safe. Each tray holds 12 pre-portioned servings of 2 tablespoons (1 oz, 300 mL) each. They are BPA-free and come in a 2-tray pack, available online at Sprout Right.
Fill and freeze pops from Annabel Karmel are another fun way for baby to enjoy his or her first tastes of pureed food. These are design to catch drips and are easy for toddler hands to hold. Available at Walmart.
Serve it Up
The Unbelievabowl from vital baby is recommended by Snuggle Bugz as a top choice for feeding bowls. It is designed to stick to your baby's highchair or tabletop with super suction power – no more bowls flung across the room! BPA-free and available in orange, blue, or pink.
For value-priced but durable tableware that will last into the big kid years, pick up a 6-pack of Ikea's children's bowls for only $1.99. Multicoloured and dishwasher/microwave-safe.
Although you can probably start with just a spoon, these adorable dinosaur-inspired utensils from Bambu Bamdino are a fun first set that will be durable enough to last many years. Available at Polka Dot Pond, these are made from certified organic bamboo sources and designed for babies and toddlers.
Keep it Clean
It's hard to pick just one, once you've seen the amazing selection at Mally Bibs. Made from leather – easy to wipe clean and guaranteed not to stain. Each bib has a design one one side, a food catch pocket, and a handy magnetic clasp (this also makes it easy to store it on the fridge door!). Personalized bibs are also available.
For those messier eaters, you might want to cover it all up with the Kladd Prickar bib from Ikea. Comes in 2 pack so you have a spare – and covers up arms and body. Machine washable.
A personalized placemat is a great gift and a cute touch in the kitchen for little ones. You Name it Baby has a huge selection of designs and colours that can be personalized for your new little diner.
You're set! Now enjoy the fun and sometimes frustration of feeding your baby – and get the video camera out for those priceless first food-covered moments.