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Babies shouldn’t eat solids until 6 months as their digestive systems are too delicate. I learned from experience that experimenting earlier (like 4-5 months) can lead to weird reactions (hives)! And whether you practice baby-led weaning or go with pureed foods, here are some great feeding accessories…
I was told to get lots of bibs of all types. But in retrospect, I would go with mostly plastic. They’re easy to clean and quick to dry.
You’ll want these. Trust me. During the ﬁrst 3 months, spit up is an everyday occurrence. We tried many kinds but these were the best and worth every penny.
We love the glass 5 oz. Born Free bottles. Buy just one set if you stay at home or work part-time. Buy two to three sets if you plan to work full-time.
You’ll want this faster ﬂow nipple as the baby grows. Don’t start too early though, as the baby might start rejecting the breast because it’s too slow.
Hard to believe, but by 6 months you’ll give baby a sippy cup. Granted, most of it ends up on their shirt, but it’s good practice.
Spoons are for more than just eating – they’re teething tools! Forks are more of a novelty, but it can’t hurt to have a few on hand for baby to practice.
These bowls have stainless steel interiors, and are practically indestructible. Perfect for the thrashing your little one will give them 😉
Feed baby safely and in style.
This is a great tool to introduce new ﬂavors without the choking hazard. It’s also makes a superb teether if you ﬁll it with frozen fruits and veggies.
Making baby food in bulk saves time, and these are my favorite storage containers. The “cubes” are the perfect portion size, and the lid closes snugly so no freezer burn.
As a breastfeeding mom, I want to keep paci time to a minimum. But these come in handy for code-red crying spells and car rides.
We wanted a non-plastic chair that matched our dining room décor. This overachieving highchair is designed to grow with baby… up to 300 pounds! It also has a sleek, elegant look.
This nice little seatback snaps into the Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair.
If you get the seatback, this cushion makes it extra comfy for your little one.
I. love. these. bottles. Even though they are made of glass, they seem to be indestructible. Glass is the safest material for liquids. These smaller bottles are best for newborns since they only eat 2-3 ounces at a time.
When baby reaches 3 months and needs a faster flow, these nipples will do the trick…
When baby is ready for sippy cups or wants more milk in her bottle (the nipple top fits too), these are perfect. I’ve even used with sippy top at the gym. LOVE!
These bibs are the BOMB! Check out the Amazon reviews… people love ‘em. They are more expensive but you honestly just need 2 good ones than a dozen lousy
If you’re gonna serve baby food purees (or mashes, this spoon set is a must. It also serves as a good teething tool too 🙂
When baby is gripping and ready to try a spin at self-feeding, this fork and spoon set is great.
Now that baby’s tummy is full, our next stop is the playroom where we’ll take a look at some baby toys for your checklist.
This is the big question. Do you register for your baby at Target? Walmart? Local boutiques?
I'm kind of an Amazon junkie. (Once you experience traditional store visits with a toddler, you'll see why :) ) And Amazon has a great baby registry service. They even let you add products from other websites. You can check out Amazon's baby registry right here.
The best reason to register with Amazon is that most people already have an account, which makes it easy on your friends and family.
And no matter where you register, I wish you a fantastic pregnancy, a really fun baby shower, and a smooth, natural, healthy delivery!