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What Were Some of Your Favorite Baby Led Weaning Products?

What Were Some of Your Favorite Baby Led Weaning Products?

Welcome back to the last question in my 10 questions and answer series about baby-led weaning. In this question, mamas answered: “What were some of your favorite products for baby led weaning?”

To see their answers, keep reading =)

First, I will show some products that were extremely useful in our baby led weaning journey.

 
Essentials for a successful baby led weaning journey. #babyledweaning #blw #babyledweaningbenefits
 

Le Highchair

The essential item to have for baby led weaning is a good high chair. I am very whimsical and easily distracted by appearance over quality. Since Lennox had a mint theme going on in his nursery, I thought it would be cute also to buy a mint-colored high chair. Well, that was a stupid decision on my behalf, because the highchair featured in the picture below sucks. Don’t buy it, just don’t.

 
This is that high chair. ^^^^^

This is that high chair. ^^^^^

 

The point of this post isn’t to trash talk our highchair, but if you are curious as to why I loathe this highchair, you can ask me in the comments below =)

Anyhow, for my next babe, I will definitely get a more practical highchair. My friend has the Chicco Progress Relax Highchair, and I love it. It grows five times with your baby! It has a newborn recliner with a toy bar. It is an infant high chair, a toddler booster, a big kid booster, and lastly, it turns into a kid stool. Pretty cool, huh? 

The Chicco Progress Relax Highchair is a bit on the pricey side, so my next recommended highchair is Ikea’s Antilop Highchair. Not only is it minimalistic, but it is ridiculously cheap. At Ikea it is $19.99. That’s a steal.  

 
 

My favorite part about this high chair is that it is not so high as normal highchairs. This is great for baby led weaning because your baby should partake in family mealtimes, and that can be hard when he is sitting way higher than the table height.

If you do not have an Ikea near you, don’t fret. Amazon carries this high chair. It is a bit more expensive, but hey you’re getting two-day shipping, and saving gas!

 
Here Lennox is in his cousin’s  Ikea Antilop Highchair .

Here Lennox is in his cousin’s Ikea Antilop Highchair.

 

Les bibs

Another important thing to have ready are bibs. One of the only downsides about baby led weaning is that it gets messy, so it’s important to have bibs on hand. Here are some of my favs, but I am not gonna lie, I’m one of those moms whose child is always naked, so if you are in my boat, then you might not need the bibs so much =)

Cloud Island Silicone Bib- Target.

Cloud Island Silicone Bib- Target.

Green Sprouts Wipe and Go Bibs

Green Sprouts Wipe and Go Bibs


Les Utensils

It is crucial to introduce utensils to your baby at a young age because they will be feeding themselves. At first, they will use their hands, but once they start getting better fine motor control with their hands, utensils will come in handy. By seven months, Lennox was already feeding himself yogurt on a spoon. I was impressed. *Remember, don’t confuse them by hand feeding them. Baby led weaning is all about the baby feeding himself, all by himself.

 
What were some of your favorite products for baby led weaning
 

Here are great Utensils for baby led weaning.


Le tableware

 With infants, it is easiest to serve the food directly on the high chair top or tabletop. However, plates can come in handy for separating foods or attempting to contain the mess. Good luck! 

 
What were some of your favorite products for baby led weaning
 

With toddlers, I recommend tableware that suctions to the table because if your toddler is anything like mine, you never know when a plate will go flying across the room. Watch out! 


Here are some recommended tableware items.


Out & About

Lastly, we dine out quite frequently, these disposable placemat stickers will help your baby led weaning experience on the go!

 
What were some of your favorite products for baby led weaning?”
 

What did other mamas say?

Kassandra at Adelaideandi

I really love OXO forks and spoons. The forks and curved and food stays on them well for the early fork days, and the spoons are pretty deep as far as baby spoons go, so they’re a lot easier to get food to stay on as well.

 
 

Taylor at Mindful.mom_ents 

We quickly transitioned out of a high chair, he loves sitting at his IKEA table. I detest high chairs with any sort of fabric on them. Grabease spoons are nice to transition to.

 
 

 Jessica at HeyMamaJess

IKEA high chair, bibs that catch food, sticky placemats for restaurants.

 Emily at This Crazy Maze

We honestly haven't used any special products. We got bibs from the baby shower. My son sits in my lap to eat.

Sheridan M.

E-Z mini mats for plates and grabease utensils, but really we don’t use a lot of gear

Brooke at Simply Well Family

Fisher-price makes a booster seat with a removable tray that I liked using. IKEA also has a variety of baby & toddler sized utensils and dinner ware that I like.

 
 

Thank you so much for staying tuned for this baby led weaning Q & A Series. Nine months ago, I started this series, and back then, it seemed like we were still doing baby led weaning. Now, I can’t exactly call It baby led weaning anymore because, well, Lennox is a big preschooler.

 I hope you enjoyed this series and got some insight into the ins and outs of what baby led weaning is. I hope it helps you to help your child become an excellent eater as it did with Lennox.

Please comment below with any questions or comments you might have.

 
Lennox is lucky to have a chef for a dad, but I do credit baby led weaning for developing and diversifying his palate. He does not shy from trying anything!

Lennox is lucky to have a chef for a dad, but I do credit baby led weaning for developing and diversifying his palate. He does not shy from trying anything!

 
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