Starting baby on new foods other than breast milk can be a handful. Make sure you know what you need beforehand.
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Child-size, non-toxic plastic fork and spoon
It’s safest to use unbreakable, non-toxic utensils for baby. A shallow bowl with sloping sides will be all you need for now.
Again, set one aside just for baby’s foods as this may also retain flavours from other foods that pass through it.
If you can afford it, get a new blender or set one aside just for preparing baby’s food. Food tends to stick to the blender blades, no matter how well we wash them, and you don’t want baby’s food to be tainted by the chillies you blended to make sambal last week.
Any chair will do, but a high chair puts baby at a comfortable height for you to feed him, and he can’t fall or climb out of it easily.
Plastic sheet(s) and old newspapers
Use these to line the floor around baby’s chair. If you think this is unnecessary, you must not have let your baby feed himself before.
How do you know which method to use to prepare baby’s foods? Here’s a quick list of preparation methods and the foods they work best with.