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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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