Monday, January 20, 2014

Introducing Solids: What Feeding Supplies do I Need?

Alright, so here we are with part two of Introducing Solids. You can check out part one here --> What foods do I choose?  So you've chosen what you want to feed your baby, but that's not all, you still have to make it.  And do you need anything else? Of course you do! Unless you want them to use their hands, which, good luck with that mess.  Especially day one of solids. =)

All kidding aside, there are a couple things you'll need to feed your baby.

 1. Boon Flair High Chair - You'll need somewhere for your baby to sit. It doesn't have to be this one specifically, although we own this chair and it's amazing.  We have a bar size table and this will increase it's size to fit perfectly.  It's also made of one piece other than the blue seat cover which you can take out and rinse in case of a giant mess.  The trays have clear covers that can be put in the dishwasher.  Overall it's so worth the money because it's so convenient and easy to clean. Plus it looks super cute.  If you're starting out feeding and haven't decided yet which chair you want to buy, you can always start with the bumbo which is much cheaper and you might already have it sitting around.

2. Food - Like we talked about in the earlier post, you'll need to consult with your doctor before you introduce solids but you'll need some kinds of food.  Pre-made or you can even make it yourself, which will be our third and last post!

3. Munchkin Bowls - If your feeding your child pre-made food, for the most part, you should be able to feed them out of the containers you buy. However, if you start making food and would like to mix combinations you didn't cook together, you'll need something to put the food in.  We love these because they are super cheap and a perfect size to hold.

4. Bibs - Feeding is messy, enough said.  We like these Carters ones because they snap on the side.  I hate velcro, it's a pain to wash since they stick to everything. And you'll want a side closure since it'll be easier to reach.

5. Spoons - And finally, you'll need something to get that food in that mouth! Doesn't need to be anything fancy or expensive.  Even now, if I'm eating something Noah can eat I'll feed him with my own utensil.  These are nice because again, they are cheap, soft and come in bright fun colors to match the bowls. 

And that's it! You really don't need that many things.  You're almost there.  Now you'll need to decide; will you be making the food, or buying it?  If you're gonna buy it that's pretty easy but if you're gonna make it check back for part three of Introducing Solids!

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