FIRST FOOD CHECKLIST: MAXIMISE FUN, MINIMISE MESS
Food glorious food! It’s time for baby to discover the joy that comes with taste testing. In addition to fruits, veg and rice cereal, here are a few other things to add to the shopping list.
Plastic spoon and bowl – Choose a spoon with smooth rounded edges and a bowl that suctions to a mat, table or high chair tray. This will limit the risk of bub emptying the contents on the floor. Which WILL happen. More than once.
A bib – Look for a plastic one that comes with an extra pouch to catch any food that doesn’t quite make it into his mouth.
Baby wipes – Good to have handy for any excess spills.
A naked (or nappy-only) baby – Eliminate the need to spot stain all bub’s clothes. How? Eliminate the clothes. Easy.
Baby food cooker – You can purchase steam cookers especially designed for baby food which can puree and mash to different textures based on your child’s age and stage. Check out Beaba for a range of baby cooker options. Or, you can also do this yourself by steaming the foods and then putting them into a blender.
Ice cube moulds – These are great for freezing individual portions of food.
Food storage containers – Pick up some small containers as well which are great for those meals on the run.