Weaning shopping list
6 - 9 Months

Weaning shopping list

Now the fun really starts! Weaning your baby is a lot of fun as they adjust to new tastes and textures and you discover lots of new facial expressions you didn’t know your baby had. We have put together a handy weaning shopping list for all things weaning.

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Consider buying a blender or hand held blender - great if you decide to start with purees.
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Hand held masher and sieve are great for purees - will also give you a great work out!
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Colourful plastic bowls ideally with suction cups on the bottom - this will cover off the food-throwing phase.
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Small, smooth round-tipped plastic or rubber spoons – these are gentle on your baby’s delicate mouth and gums.
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Consider buying a spoon with a long handle for getting into jars.
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If you want to get techy get spoons that change colour if the food is too hot - although always check the temperature first.
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Baby bowls with tight fitting lids are essential for when out and about with baby.
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Wipe clean plastic bibs are invaluable. Weaning is messy – babies like to play with food, it’s all part of the fun.
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Cloth bibs are handy to wipe up messy chops - buy a few though to rotate with the laundry.
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Reusable pouches are great for when you’re out and about - fill them with your own homemade purees.
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Ice cube trays to freeze portions of purees and freezer bags to store the cubes – great for batch cooking.
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Baby cup or beaker. Free flowing spouts (without a valve) helps to protect teeth. Be prepared for little spillages - did we mention that weaning is messy!
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Larger plastic bowls for stage 3 weaning - ideally get a couple with dividing compartments.
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Baby highchair - Ideally get one with strong straps, easy to fold away, easy to clean removable tray covers and cushions and adjustable height settings for when your baby grows.
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Baby booster seat. For when your baby is older, a baby booster seat ties to your own chairs meaning you can enjoy mealtimes together.
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Messy mats or a shower curtain. Not essential but if your baby is fond of throwing food, you may be thankful for one of these. After all weaning and mess go hand in hand!
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Top Tip - Make sure all plastic weaning bowls are suitable for the dishwasher, microwave and freezer.
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Top Tip - Try second hand. There are loads of high quality barely used weaning items on local Facebook groups or freecycle
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Top Tip - An apron is useful for feeding times to keep your clothes nice and clean.
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Top Tip - A feeding schedule stuck on the fridge to track what your baby has tried, and how often. It can take up to eight tries for your baby to get used to a new flavour, so don’t give up.
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