Don’t be overwhelmed by the journey towards solid foods. It’s an exciting time when you get to watch your little one discover a whole new world of tastes, and in all honesty, there’s not a lot you need to prepare for solids. These four basics from baby food royalty Heinz are the only things you’ll need to ensure a smooth start to solids.
I fondly remember starting solids with both of my children, each new taste was filled with so much expectation (and quite a few gorgeous new baby facial expressions!). But looking at all of the feeding paraphernalia had me second-guessing, trying to decide what I really needed. We’ve decided to put an end to the guessing game, and give you four great options that will serve your baby well as they start solids, and beyond.
This is the first thing most Australian parents buy to pop in their baby feeding arsenal. The Heinz Weaning Set is a great starter for solids, and you’ll have everything you need as you ease into a new feeding routine. The Weaning Spoon clips into the lid of bowl, so it’s portable and compact. This set can be used from four months.
First Feeding Spoon
I’m going to make a confession here. My boys are six and four years old and I still have a couple of Heinz Baby Basics First Feeding Spoons in rotation in my cutlery drawer. I can obviously vouch that they stand the test of time (and many teeth), and kids just love using them! The secret is that super soft spoon tip, that is soothing on gums and great for self-feeding, because there are no sharp edges. The handle has a nice grip on it to help chubby fingers hold tight. The First Feeding Spoon is a little different to the Heinz Weaning Spoon, as it has a deeper spoon depth, so kids get more bang for their buck when eating! These particular spoons are designed to be used for babies from six months, and come in a pack of two.
Once feeding is established, kids tend to start exhibiting that trademark stubborn independence, and they’ll want to do it themselves. And there will be much mess. It’s almost unavoidable, and part of the solids journey, but the fabulous Unbelievabowl can help with some of the mealtime mayhem. Smarter than your average bowl, the Heinz Baby Basics Unbelievabowl has a no-spills suction pad on the base. Once the childproof locking mechanism is enacted, the bowl will stay put!
It works beautifully on surfaces like high chair trays and tabletops, and it means the bowl will remain upright. Made from BPA-free materials, if you pop off the suction base, the bowl is also microwave-safe, and is perfect for little ones six months and over. Here is it in action:
The final member of our weaning starter pack is the Heinz Baby Basics Trainer Cup with Handles – an absolute must! Learning to hold and drink from a cup is a big step, and this cup makes it super easy. With a flexible spout, gums are protected, and the two handles makes it easy to control. Designed not to spill, thanks to the removable non-spill valve, it’s a great cup to use at home and on the go.
If you’re keen for an easy transition to solids head to your nearest supermarket, pharmacy or baby store, all of which will stock these Heinz Baby Basics products. And happy eating, little ones!
(This is a sponsored post for Nice Pak Products)