It’s Solids Time. Do You Have Your Gear?
Gerber® Bunch-a-Bowls®. They stack for more organized storage (unlike my sippy cup drawer that was out of control, my other drawers are very neat and orderly) and they have both solid storage lids and a vented microwave lid. Plus, they’re shaped and sized perfectly to hold in my hand, making feeding a breeze. That adorable little mouth just isn’t big enough for an everyday teaspoon, not to mention that would be pretty hard on those tender gums, so a small spoon with a soft tip is essential. Soft-bite Infant Spoons are a classic choice that has stood the test of time. (I saw a few in my sister-in-law’s drawer the other day – her “baby” is 15 years old.) The newest translation of the soft tipped spoon is Gerber® Graduates® Rest Easy™ Spoons. It’s pretty cool. It features a long handle that perfectly fits the adult size hand holding it and makes it easy to get to the bottom of jars. Plus, my favorite part is the built in rest, which keeps the spoon from touching the table – and keeps the germs from touching the spoon. I also like that the bowl of the spoon is longer and more rectangular in shape – like a spatula. So catching that run away food is quick and easy. Speaking of catching run away food, the last essential for feeding solids is a bib! That fantastic invention that protects clothes and offers a towel for clean up at the ready so close to the source of the mess. I’m sure you received at least a hundred at your baby shower and probably thought you would never need so many. Well guess what, you do. Once you move to cereal, mashed bananas and mushed up peas that may or may not stay in her mouth, you’re sure to use them all! Oh and be sure to keep a camera nearby. Food smeared faces make great pictures!