10 Best Baby Feeding Tools of 2020

Best Baby Feeding Tools

July 16, 2019

Best Baby Feeding Tools

Best Baby Feeding Tools .
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Bibs, plates, bowls and more! Add the extras to your mealtime arsenal. Best Baby Feeding Tools

At around six months old, you’ll catch your baby staring at you when you chew or trying to grab for your food. These are signs your child is ready for real meals: solid food.

All babies go through the chuck-it-on-the-floor stage and even older tots are messy eaters (dexterity and manners come later). To make meals easier until your child can safely transition to regular dining ware and utensils around three years old, you’ll need:

There are numerous baby feeding tools to choose from. That’s why we rounded up a few standouts in each category to help you get a headstart in shopping. Check out these great picks.

Keep-It-Clean Coverall

Why We Love It

When it comes to bibs, bigger is better. These silky soft muslin cloth bibs are 9 inches across and 12 inches from the neck down. They have snap closures that are easy to reach on the side of the neck and adjust to fit your growing baby. When mealtime is over, you can just toss these bibs in the washer. The bonus? They come in gorgeous patterns like shibori.


Why We Love It

This bib is genius. It has a huge pocket to catch spills and can be quickly rinsed off after mealtime is over. As if that wasn’t enough to woo any parent, the satiny, food-grade silicone can be deep cleaned in the dishwasher and dries in a flash. And, unlike similar bibs, the top folds down into the pocket so it won’t take up much space in your diaper bag for mealtimes out and about. With an adjustable neckband, you’ll get years of use out of this bib.

Safe & Secure

Why We Love It

You know how kids like to test the effects of gravity by launching anything and everything from a high chair? Well, these bowls aren’t going anywhere because their built-in suction base securely adheres them to any smooth surface. Each bowl in the set is a different size, and the smallest one comes with a lid.

Unbreakable Alternative

Why We Love It

If you’re avoiding plastic, this bowl is a durable alternative. Made from double-walled stainless steel, it keeps food warm but stays cool on the outside so you don’t have to worry about your little one touching the bowl. It has a suction base you can remove later when your kiddo becomes a civilized eater (read: no flinging stuff to the ground). The lid makes it easy to store leftovers or take on the go and the whole thing is dishwasher safe. Another durable option is Avanchy’s organic bamboo bowl. It has a removable suction base, too, and is so pretty, but can only be hand-washed.

The Placemat Plate

Why We Love It

Just as lightweight as plastic, the ezpz plate is made from food-safe, high-grade silicone that can go in the dishwasher, microwave and oven. The plate stays put on highchair trays or tables and divided sections prevent your toddler from having to “chase” food across the surface with their utensil (or hand). Plus, the surrounding placemat border will catch any overflow. ezpz offers mats with built-in bowls too.

Favorite Baby Plate

Why We Love It

Getting the hang of scooping up food takes skill, something your little one doesn’t have initially. That means food often gets pushed around and off the plate in an attempt to get it onto the utensil. The OXO Tot plate solves that problem in a snap, literally. The snap-on, removable ring makes the plate’s lip extra high to keep food from “getting away” until your kiddo learns how to scoop like a champ.

Best Feeding Set

Why We Love It

Everything you need for mealtime in one fell swoop? Yes, please. This set comes with an easy-clean silicone bib and a spoon and fork that little fingers can grip. The cup’s wide base and plate’s unique shape were designed to prevent tipping over and all items can go through the dishwasher too.

Crumb Catcher

Why We Love It

This silicone, dishwasher-safe placement is the perfect spot to spread out your little one’s meals at home or when dining out. The raised plastic frame keeps food on the mat and it folds in half and snaps shut when your child is done eating. It’s a cinch to keep crumbs right where they are until you dump them in the sink or onto your restaurant plate.

For Grabby Eaters

Why We Love It

When your baby can’t stop staring at what you’re eating, lunges for your food and generally makes it known that they want to eat the “real stuff,” the Kidsme Food Feeder comes in handy. Just put a slice of fruit or some veggies in it and hand it over to your little one to let them gnaw away. Unlike mesh food feeders, this silicone one is easy to keep clean.

Long-Lasting Lunchbox

Why We Love It

If you need to pack lunch for daycare or preschool, Planet Box makes an assortment of dishwasher-safe, stainless steel carryalls with five-year warranties. The smallest (the Shuttle Box) has two compartments so you can put a sandwich or bigger item on one side and a side of fruit or veggies in the other—no need for plastic baggies. It also comes with a small dip container for condiments, yogurt or applesauce.

Choosing What’s Right for You

Now that your child has a whole new, edible world to explore, meals become one big adventure. What you use to feed your wee one should make life easier for you and more fun for them. Introducing taste buds to savory and sweet treats is one of the greatest joys of parenthood. Bon appetit!

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