February 29, 2012 in Children
Starting solids is a hugely exciting milestone in your little ones life. It can also be emotional (they are growing up too quickly!) and a little scary especially if you’re a first time parent.
Here are Shop Me Chic’s favourite (practical, affordable and of course, chic) products to cover all of your solids needs.
Top 100 Baby Purees by Annabel Karmel
This is a great books with countless easy recipes. It starts with ‘first purees’ which are single vegetables or fruits, progresses to mixed purees (carrot and apple, banana and avocado etc) and goes right through to little risottos, pastas and other easy meals for an older baby.
At just $13.24 (and free shipping) from The Book Depository, there is no excuse not to try it out!
Qubies by Miinki Moop
Qubies are a fabulous way to store home made baby food, breastmilk or (when you move on from the puree phase) leftover stock, pesto etc.
They are BPA, Phthalate and PVC free, dishwasher friendly and each ‘qube’ holds 30mL of liquid.
Simply pour your babyfood into the tray, pop on the silicone lid and freeze. The non stick lid allows you to remove only the amount of cubes you need and put the rest back into the freezer.
Prices vary depending on the stockist. Babies R Us currently have them for $14.99.
Skip Hop Tuck Away Owl bib
This ticks all the boxes – chic, affordable and practical. This bib is water resistent, BPA free and has a velco closing, tuck away pouch for storing dirty bibs when you’re out and about.
$13.95 from Baby’s Got Style
Take & Toss Bowls with Lids
These little bowls come in a pack of six in a variety of bright colours. They are perfect for travelling, for snacks or even as bowls at home. They are BPA, Polycarbonate and Epoxy and are less than seven dollars from Big W.
Oobi Baby Bib in Whale print
This is a little more ‘chic’ than practical. Oobi make their bibs from 100% cotton with a towel backing and who can resist that cute whale print? Also check out the matching Sunday Suit!
$12.95 from Little Styles.
Food Face Plate
This isn’t just fun for your little one to eat off, but fun for mum or dad to ‘play’ with! This has been a huge hit with my toddler – to little ones, presentation is everything.
Boon Groovy Interlocking Plate, Bowl and Cutlery set.
This little set has everything you need once your baby or toddler is determined to feed themselves. A bowl, a plate and two ‘dipping’ (or snack sized) bowls in bright, fun colours.
$17.60 with free shipping from Zanui
Do you have any favourite products for parents diving into the solids world?