Let’s face it, babies have a lot of needs. They need to be held, rocked, hushed, slept, and one of the most fun parts, fed! Selecting from the myriad of baby kitchen products can be overwhelming. But we narrowed down some of our favorites. Whether you plan on making your own baby food (high five) or merely want to find a portable high chair that allows your family to be on the move, we’ve got you covered.
This all-in-one silicone placemat and divided plate will suction to your table or most high chair trays, so everything is in one place. You can heat the food on the mat in the microwave, and it’s even dishwasher-safe, so it’s a win-win. The “happy face” design will make you and your little one smile, and the dividers will help eliminate any possible “foods touching each other” meltdown scenarios.Buy Now
BabyBjorn knows their stuff and this bib is no different. The bib gently snaps into place and can easily accommodate different neck sizes. The big deep pocket catches dropped food and the bib is easy to wash down with water and can go in the dishwasher. It’s BPA-free so when, inevitably, your little one starts to chew on the beaded neck strap, it’s safe.Buy Now
Designed in France, BEABA’s gentle, rounded, silicone spoon will be pleasing on your baby’s gums and make eating easy and fun. Spoons can be safely placed in the dishwasher on the top rack. The shallow design of the spoon holds a small amount of food, which helps prevent choking from too much food intake.Buy Now
When your baby has graduated from using spoons to exploring their mealtime with forks, the easy-to-grab grip will make self-feeding a breeze. With rounded stainless steel tines, toddlers will eat safer and be able to pierce food better. A thoughtful “rest” feature is part of the design so the fork tines never touch the table, eliminating germ exposure. These forks are also BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.Buy Now
While it may take some practice tries (for both babies and parents) to understand how the cup works (lots of suction!), this is a wonderful starter cup. The two handles make it easy for babies to grab, and the smart 360 degree design creates a seal so there aren’t any spills. Little ones learn how to take sips and improve muscle development in their mouths. This is top rack dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Make sure to give extra attention to the silicone ring at the top of the cup rim; remove frequently to wash to prevent build up.Buy Now
Designed for on-the-go or “fast uses,” like at restaurants, this portable chair can actually replace a big/bulky highchair in your home. The chair safely hooks on to many table designs in seconds and won’t leave surfaces scratched. With an adjustable seat strap, your little one will stay buckled in. It includes a handy pocket for storage and is easy to clean. It’s very lightweight and collapsible, so it’s great for travel. Babies and toddlers will love this chair as it allows them to be part of the action right at the table.Buy Now
Most parents immediately recognize the distinguishable Scandinavian design of Stokke. The Tripp Trapp, designed in 1972, was created as a way to bring your baby right to the table with a smart design. The seat is adjustable and ergonomic and, when your baby outgrows the seat set, he or she can continue to use the chair; the Tripp Trapp grows with your child. While price point is certainly on the higher end, the well-made design and various uses will serve your family for years. Plus, Stokke highchairs have a great resale value when your family has outgrown the chair.Buy Now
Baby Food Maker
Tired of spending tons of money buying pouches? If you’re feeling up to the challenge, making your own baby food is a nutritious and sustainable option. The BEABA Babycook prepares baby food in just 15 minutes or less. Cook raw fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats with an easy-to-use steam and blend feature. The machine can also reheat any previously made frozen food. It won’t take up a ton of space on your counter either. Plus the machine is dishwasher safe so clean up shouldn’t be feared. Spatula and recipe book are also included to give you inspiration.Buy Now
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Food Storage & Food Serving
Store all of that hard work with OXO’s glass containers. These glass cubes will neatly store and conveniently stack food in a handy tray. The glass storage puts parents at ease, eliminating the worry of any chemicals leaching in from plastics. Easy-to-use leak-proof lids snap into place. The cubes are wrapped in silicone to help prevent slipping or burning hands when heating up in the microwave. They are freezer safe, too. The cubes are also marked with measurements, making it easy to portion out that homemade, yummy food.Buy Now
While it’s simply unarguable that pouches are an amazingly easy way to feed little ones, it’s often expensive and can be wasteful. That’s where reusable pouches come into play. WeeSprout makes a double zipper pouch that’s BPA-, PVC-, lead-, and phthalate-free. It is easy to clean, with no sharp corners for food to get stuck in. Simply rinse the pouch with water before placing in the dishwasher.Buy Now
When your little one is ready to feed themselves snacks, finding a convenient and easy-to-use snack holder is essential. Fill this OXO Tot snack travel cup with puffs, Cheerios, and the like. With an easy-to-hold design and large handle, little fingers can slip in and grab their favorite snacks without spilling. A twist-on lid will keep food in the cup even if the cup is dropped on the floor, and a travel cover makes it simple to take the snack cup on the go. It’s top rack dishwasher-safe too.Buy Now
Keep babies out of harm’s way with these multi-use cabinet locks. Adhere the latches without any installation. They work well on cabinets without handles, toilets, and even refrigerators. Snap open with a dual button release, which will make it hard for even the cleverest tots to open.Buy Now
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