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There is nothing quite like watching your little one smash sweet potatoes all over her face—and your entire kitchen—for the very first time. But starting solids can also come with lots of questions, especially for a first-time mama. From thinking about the best time to start to the right types of foods to offer, navigating this transition can be tricky. (And messy. Did we mention messy? Very, very messy. 🤣)
So, other than investing in a supersized box of baby wipes and the biggest bottle of laundry detergent you can fit in your Target shopping cart, what exactly will you need to take the plunge into the world of starting solids? We’re here to tell you, mamas.
From sippy cups to splash mats, here are our can’t-live-without products that will make starting solids easy as pie.
Best Bibs For Baby
Changing your baby’s clothes sixteen times a day is fun and all, but if you want to keep mealtime mess to a minimum, a waterproof, easy wipe bib is essential. Here are some of our top-rated faves.
Best Baby Food Maker + Storage
Making your own baby food doesn’t have to be a giant pain. We’ve found the most convenient, easy-to-use baby food maker and containers that work in the fridge and on-the-go.
Best Baby Plates, Cups and Utensils
Best Baby High Chairs + Accessories
Like a tiny throne that’s going to get smeared with more food than your baby actually eats, we’re partial to high chairs that are easy to clean and not a total eyesore. (After all, it’s your kingdom too…)