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These essentials will make transitioning to solid foods a snap, mama
Oxo Tot for Walmart Baby

So your baby is ready for solids? This is an exciting milestone, mama! Reaching the point where you can safely feed your kiddo pureed peas, applesauce and mashed sweet potatoes is a milestone moment—and one that'll require a few additional pieces of kitchenware. After all, now that your baby is no longer on a strict liquid diet, they need more than just bottles or your boob at mealtime.

Just a warning, though: Transitioning to solid food is a messy endeavor. Your little one is almost guaranteed to spit out whatever you put in their mouth (at least in the beginning), and when they start to feed themselves, you can be sure that plenty of purees and soft finger foods will find their way to your kitchen floor. So prepare yourself, mama, by stocking up on bibs, plates and bowls that adhere to the highchair and storage containers for small portions of leftovers.

From prepping food to serving with ease, Walmart.com has the must-have products to help make baby's first time eating solids a success.

OXO Tot Roll Up Bib

Baby's face, their highchair and your floor are pretty much guaranteed to be covered in food, but you can keep their clothes clean with this comfy and durable waterproof bib. The soft fabric top portion lays flat against your little one's body, while its wide silicone pocket catches crumbs before they land in their lap. Eating out? Simply roll it up at the end of the meal to keep your diaper bag clean from whatever food found its way into the pocket.

Price: $22.99

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NUK Mash & Serve Bowl

Preparing homemade baby food doesn't get much easier than this. Fill the blue and green bowl with fruit and steamed veggies and blend them together with the included masher. Easy-grip handles and a non-skid base provide leverage for mashing those harder-to-mush items (because your kiddo can't only eat bananas!). When meal time's over, the BPA-free set can be cleaned on the top rack of the dishwasher, meaning less time you need to spend at the sink.

Price: $5.39

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OXO Tot Bowl Set

After feeding baby from these versatile bowls, you'll wonder why every bowl doesn't come with its own snap-on lid! OXO makes it easy for busy moms to quickly store their kiddo's uneaten yogurt, applesauce or pureed food or pack finger food like cereal for the road. The set comes with a small 7-ounce bowl that nests inside the larger 12-ounce bowl to save precious cupboard space.

Price: $9.99

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BEABA Babycook

Experimenting with tasty new food combinations is one of the most fun parts of reaching the solid food milestone! This baby food cooker, which steams meals in 15 minutes or less, includes a recipe guide to cooking veggies, fruits, meat and more with baby's emerging palette in mind. It also boasts a modern design that won't stick out like a sore thumb on your kitchen counter, so you won't have to worry about finding an empty cabinet to hide it in.

Price: $149.95

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OXO Tot Training Sippy Cup Set

Making the move from bottle to cup doesn't have to be challenging, or a wet mess. This clever sippy cup includes an innovative training lid insert that slows the flow of liquid passing through the leak-proof valve, so your child never gets too big of a mouthful. As they get better at drinking, you can remove the insert and non-slip handles to make it a sippy cup and, eventually, an open-top cup that's just right for your big kid.

Price: $13.99

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4Moms High Chair Magnetic Feeding Set

The secret to preventing plates and bowls from tumbling off baby's highchair? Magnets! Dishware that doesn't move makes it easier for your child to feed themselves, too. This magnetic starter set includes two large bowls with lids, two small bowls with lids, a plate and a fork and spoon that are all dishwasher-safe.

Price: $39.99

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These are the best bath time products you can get for under $20

These budget-friendly products really make a splash.

With babies and toddlers, bath time is about so much more than washing off: It's an opportunity for fun, sensory play and sweet bonding moments—with the added benefit of a cuddly, clean baby afterward.

Because bathing your baby is part business, part playtime, you're going to want products that can help with both of those activities. After countless bath times, here are the products that our editors think really make a splash. (Better yet, each item is less than $20!)

Comforts Bath Wash & Shampoo

Comforts Baby Wash & Shampoo

Made with oat extract, this bath wash and shampoo combo is designed to leave delicate skin cleansed and nourished. You and your baby will both appreciate the tear-free formula—so you can really focus on the bath time fun.

Munckin Soft Spot Bath Mat

Munchkin slip mat

When your little one is splish-splashing in the bath, help keep them from also sliding around with a soft, anti-slip bath mat. With strong suction cups to keep it in place and extra cushion to make bath time even more comfortable for your little one, this is an essential in our books.

Comforts Baby Lotion

Comforts baby lotion

For most of us, the bath time ritual continues when your baby is out of the tub when you want to moisturize their freshly cleaned skin. We look for lotions that are hypoallergenic, nourishing and designed to protect their skin.

The First Years Stack Up Cups

First year stack cups

When it comes to bath toys, nothing beats the classic set of stackable cups: Sort them by size, practice pouring water, pile them high—your little one will have fun with these every single bath time.

Comforts Baby Oil

Comforts baby oil

For dry skin that needs a little extra TLC, our team loves Comforts' fast-absorbing baby oil aloe vera and vitamin E. Pro tip: When applied right after drying off your baby, the absorption is even more effective.

KidCo Bath Toy Organizer

KidCo Bath Organizer

Between bathing supplies, wash rags, toys and more, the tub sure can get crowded in a hurry. We like that this organizer gives your little one space to play and bathe while still keeping everything you need within reach.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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There is rightfully a lot of emphasis on preparing for the arrival of a new baby. The clothes! The nursery furniture! The gear! But, the thing about a baby registry is, well, your kids will keep on growing. Before you know it, they'll have new needs—and you'll probably have to foot the bill for the products yourself.

Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank when shopping for toddler products. Here are our favorite high-quality, budget-friendly finds to help with everything from meal time to bath time for the toddler set.

Comforts Fruit Crisps Variety Pack

Comforts fruit snacks

If there is one thing to know about toddlers, it is this: They love snacks. Keeping a variety on hand is easy when the pack already comes that way! Plus, we sure do appreciate that freeze-dried fruit is a healthier alternative to fruit snacks.

Comforts Electrolyte Drink

Comforts electrolyte drink

Between running (or toddling!) around all day and potentially developing a pickier palate, many toddlers can use a bit of extra help with replenishing their electrolytes—especially after they've experienced a tummy bug. We suggest keeping an electrolyte drink on hand.

Comforts Training Pants

Comforts training pants

When the time comes to start potty training, it sure helps to have some training pants on hand. If they didn't make it to the potty in time, these can help them learn their body's cues.

Comforts Nite Pants

comforts nite pants

Even when your toddler gets the hang of using the toilet during the day, nighttime training typically takes several months longer than day-time training. In the meantime, nite pants will still help them feel like the growing, big kid they are.

Comforts Baby Lotion

comforts baby lotion

Running, jumping, playing in sand, splashing in water—the daily life of a toddler can definitely irritate their skin! Help put a protective barrier between their delicate skin and the things they come into contact with every day with nourishing lotion.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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It's science: Why your baby stops crying when you stand up

A fascinating study explains why.

When your baby is crying, it feels nearly instinctual to stand up to rock, sway and soothe them. That's because standing up to calm babies is instinctual—driven by centuries of positive feedback from calmed babies, researchers have found.

"Infants under 6 months of age carried by a walking mother immediately stopped voluntary movement and crying and exhibited a rapid heart rate decrease, compared with holding by a sitting mother," say authors of a 2013 study published in Current Biology.

Even more striking: This coordinated set of actions—the mother standing and the baby calming—is observed in other mammal species, too. Using pharmacologic and genetic interventions with mice, the authors say, "We identified strikingly similar responses in mouse pups as defined by immobility and diminished ultrasonic vocalizations and heart rate."

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