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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Colourful plastic bowls ideally with suction cups on the bottom - this will cover off the food-throwing phase.
Small, smooth round-tipped plastic or rubber spoons – these are gentle on your baby’s delicate mouth and gums.
If you want to get techy get spoons that change colour if the food is too hot - although always check the temperature first.
Wipe clean plastic bibs are invaluable. Weaning is messy – babies like to play with food, it’s all part of the fun.
Reusable pouches are great for when you’re out and about - fill them with your own homemade purees.
Ice cube trays to freeze portions of purees and freezer bags to store the cubes – great for batch cooking.
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!
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.
Baby booster seat. For when your baby is older, a baby booster seat ties to your own chairs meaning you can enjoy mealtimes together.
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!
Top Tip - Make sure all plastic weaning bowls are suitable for the dishwasher, microwave and freezer.
Top Tip - Try second hand. There are loads of high quality barely used weaning items on local Facebook groups or freecycle