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Baby Feeding Products for Starting Solids

by Babytalk.magazine Editors


Baby Feeding Products for Starting Solids
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Bibs, baby utensils, and more stuff you need to feed your baby solids… and stuff you don’t

 

This is an excerpt from THE BABYTALK INSIDER’S GUIDE TO YOUR BABY’S FIRST YEAR by the Editors of Babytalk Magazine. Copyright © 2008 by The Parenting Group, Inc. Published by Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY. All rights reserved. 

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Stuff you Need:

Plastic bibs

Price:$9.95

With big pockets to catch drips.

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Stuff you Need:

Baby Spoons

Price:$3.99

The kind with the soft-bite rubber-coated bowl are always popular, but so are heat-sensitive spoons with tips that turn white to prevent burning that tender tongue.

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Stuff you Need:

Baby Spoons

Price:$6.00

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Stuff you Need:

Baby Spoons

Price:$7.99

These BPA- and phthalate-free tongs are designed with little hands in mind and are ideal for kids who are gaining ground in self-feeding but aren’t quite ready to hold a fork.

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Stuff you Need:

Baby Spoons

Price:$4.99

This set features soft grips and rounded edges, perfect for little hands and mouths.

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Stuff you Need:

Plastic or Melamine bowls or plates

Price:$4.99

The kind with suction bottoms that adhere to the high chair tray can be handy.

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Stuff you Need:

Infant Seat

Price:$64.99

Until your baby can sit up well, or a high chair that reclines slightly.

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Stuff you Need:

High Chair

Price:$206.00

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Stuff you Need:

Booster Seat

Price:$27.99

A lightweight, portable booster seat with tray for feeding on the go.

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Stuff you Need:

Splat Mat

Price:$29.99

A splat mat to minimize cleanup.

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Stuff you Need:

Sippy Cups

Price:$7.29

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Stuff you Don't Need:

Fabric bibs

Price:$12.99

Fabric bibs. Too hard to keep clean, and why increase your laundry?

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Stuff you Don't Need:

Silver Spoons

Price:$125.00

You probably received one for a gift, but save it as an heirloom—many babies don’t like the cold surface.

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Stuff you Don't Need:

Warming Plates

Price:$14.99

Room temperature is just fine.