Weaning your baby can be a bit of a minefield but something that we all have to go through. These are a few of my favourite weaning essentials that I’ve been using with Darcey.
There are so many to choose from. I personally love this one from OXO Tot that I got from John Lewis. I remember with the boys having a padded high chair and it was a nightmare to clean. This time round I wanted something that would be easy to clean and stylish. I love the fact it grows with the baby and can see her sitting in it at the dining room table for years to come. So well worth the investment.
I’ve bought a set of bowls from Boots that are great, they are the perfect size for her small portions and are really easy for me to hold with a shaped edge. These Nuby spoons are perfect as they have long handles to easily reach into babies mouth. They are also colour changing so you know if the food is too hot or not.
We’ve been through lots of cups to try and get Darcey to drink water. This Nuby flip and sip cup with a straw is the only one she likes, it’s a great design and easy to clean as well.
Lots of bibs. Weaning is really messy, I did start by buying fabric bibs and really wish I hadn’t as they got completely ruined. I found these Hippychick bibs and they are great, they wash well and don’t stain at all, well worth the extra money. They also do a long sleeved version for when she’s ready to start feeding herself.
Patience – OK so this one you can’t buy. Take some deep breaths, why will she eat food one day and spit it at me the next?!? I have to give Darcey a toy or rattle to keep her hands busy whilst I feed her or she will grab the food and through it at me.
What other weaning essentials did you use with your children?