5 Genius Baby Products To Make Starting Solids Easier

5 Genius Baby Products To Make Starting Solids Easier

Last Updated: August 22, 2016
Yes, it’s so cute when the say “Let me drink from my own cup! Give me my own bowl!” but what about the mess? Well, just put these magical spill-proof items in your parenting bag of tricks--then sit back and enjoy!5 Genius Baby Products To Make Starting Solids Easier

When you start solids, sometimes it can feel like your baby has turned into a little food explosion. Spilling everything you put in front of them–throwing things off the edge of the high chair tray just for fun–even accidentally flinging a spoonful of food across the room via improper spoon use. We get it: scraping food off the highchair, the walls, and the whole baby splatter radius, is the LAST thing you want to add to your busy day’s to-do list. Luckily, several genius baby mealtime products have been invented to make your life easier. We marveled at the sheer genius that went into inventing these items!

Boon Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon  - $16.50

As your baby starts solids, meals become progressively messier and more time-consuming. The Boon squirt spoon makes starting solids a little simpler. Instead of scooping baby food out of a jar (while trying to prevent baby from upending the jar on your table), the Boon squirt spoon squirts puree directly onto the spoon, one bite at a time.

BabyBjorn Soft Bib 2 Pack - $17.95

This catches all the food your baby spills out of their mouth when they eat, and it makes cleanup a breeze! Unlike a cloth bib, you don’t need to put it in the laundry: you can just rinse it off in the sink. The plastic is soft, the neckband is comfortable, and your problems are solved. (We’ve also seen babies just put cheerios in this and use it like a bowl; not quite what the manufacturer intended, but if it works for you, hey!)

ezpz Happy Mat - $24.99

This soft silicone “happy mat” is both placemat and dish. Instead of walking back and forth between highchair and counter, you can assemble your whole meal in one go. No more worrying about your little ones knocking their bowls over: this unspillable marvel suctions to the table surface! At the end of the meal put the whole thing in the dishwasher and have a nice clean table or high chair tray. This happy mat, with its great big smile, is the gift that won’t stop giving.

Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup - $$9.95 for set of two

Just like a regular cup, your child can sip anywhere along the edge of this cup, but it’s 100% spill proof and leak proof. It automatically seals when your child stops drinking, so they could fling it across the room and it would still be fine. One parent said their two year old was refusing to drink from a “baby cup,” and insisted on a “real cup like mom’s” so this cup was the only acceptable compromise. This product is absolutely ingenious.

Gyro Bowl - $10.95

A bowl that’s nearly impossible to spill (notice we said “nearly”– best not to underestimate the little bundle of joy’s ingenuity). The inner bowl has gyroscopic motion that allows it to rotate 360 degrees without any food going flying. It’s got a Saturn design that your kids will find really attractive and fun. This anti-spill technology is a real blast.