Essential Feeding Items for Your Baby's Food Journey – Little Chompions
Essential Feeding Items for Your Baby's Food Journey

Essential Feeding Items for Your Baby's Food Journey

Essential Feeding Items for Your Baby's Food Journey

As your baby embarks on the exciting journey of transitioning to solid foods, having the right tools and feeding items can make all the difference. In this guide, we'll walk you through a list of must-have feeding items that will support your baby's food journey from start to finish.
Introducing purees to baby in a booster seat using baby spoon
1. High Chair or Booster Seat
Investing in a sturdy and comfortable high chair or booster seat is essential for creating a safe and convenient feeding space for your baby. Look for adjustable options that can accommodate your baby's growth and allow them to sit upright during meals. A secure seat not only helps your baby develop proper eating posture but also makes feeding times more enjoyable for both of you.

2. Soft Spoons
Soft-tipped spoons specifically designed for babies are gentle on their gums and newly emerging teeth. Opt for spoons made of BPA-free, food-grade materials that are easy to clean and maintain.

3. Plates with Gripping Power
Having a plate that your baby can't pull up or flip over will help keep the food in the plate and your mealtime going! Our plate features a good gripping base and has different sized sections so you know how much your baby is eating.

4. Food Storage Containers
Invest in a set of reliable food storage containers to store homemade baby food or leftover portions safely. Look for containers that are stackable, BPA-free, and have clear markings for portion sizes.

5. Self-Feeding Utensils
As your baby gains more control over their motor skills, introducing baby-friendly utensils like forks and spoons with short, wide handles can help them practice self-feeding. These utensils are designed to be easy for tiny hands to grasp.
Baby holding straw training cup for teaching a baby to drink from a straw

6. Training Cups
As your baby becomes more independent, training cups help them transition from bottle feeding to drinking liquids from an open cup or sipping from a straw. Look for spill-proof designs that are easy for your baby to hold and sip from. Gradually introducing cups can support your baby's oral motor development and fine motor skills.

7. Bibs and Mess Mats
Messy mealtimes are an important part of the journey, and having bibs and mess mats can save you a lot of cleanup time. Waterproof bibs with catch pockets can help keep your baby's clothes clean, while allowing them to explore their food. Mess mats placed under the high chair can catch dropped food and spills, making cleanup easier.

8. Tools for Crafting Homemade Baby Food
If you're introducing your baby to purees, investing in the right equipment can be a game-changer. A top-notch blender paired with a food steamer can simplify the process, making the creation of velvety purees a breeze. If you're all about convenience, there are combined baby food makers available too! If you lean more towards minimalism, a good old fork combined with a bit of effort works wonders. Torn between starting with purees or finger foods? Check out our introductory feeding guide for insights on both methods.

Embarking on your baby's food journey is an exciting adventure filled with new tastes, textures, and milestones. Equipping yourself with the right feeding items can help create a positive and nurturing environment for your baby's culinary exploration. From the essential high chair to handy utensils and innovative food storage solutions, these items will support you every step of the way. As you navigate through the messy, joy-filled moments, remember that each meal is an opportunity for your baby to grow, learn, and develop a healthy relationship with food.

Check out our curated feeding kits which feature all the essential tools for your baby’s food journey, as well as educational toolkits and feeding guides to help you along the way!