Food diversification is an important step in the physical and mental development of toddlers. This phase begins between their fourth and sixth month. Discover our top 5 of the best accessories to have for baby meals.
Food diversification: essential equipment
You will need the following equipment when your little one is in the food diversification phase.
This cooking appliance is useful for preparing healthy, fresh and tasty dishes for toddlers. Multifunction, it heats, defrosts, mixes and steams baby food. To find the ideal model, consider the following selection criteria:
- The capacity ;
- The number of bowls;
- The features available;
- The power ;
- Design ;
- The price ;
- The interview.
- storage jars
As part of food diversification, you will be required to keep the baby meals that you have prepared. You will therefore need to use storage jars. Generally, these small airtight containers with lids are made of tempered glass, plastic or silicone.
As babies grow, they gradually discover the different textures and flavors of food. To accompany him in his discovery, offer him a meal box. Typically, a baby meal set consists of a small plate, fork, spoon, cup, and bowl.
For baby to be able to eat in the best conditions, you will need:
- A high chair or a deckchair;
- A long-sleeved or silicone bib;
- A silicone placemat;
Our pick: an all-in-one tray and bib set
Looking for the perfect accessory that will allow your little one to experiment with child-led diversification (DME) without worrying about the messy side? We recommend the all-in-one bib and tray kit in light gray by Tidy Tot. It consists of a long-sleeved waterproof bib that attaches to a large food-grade tray. A carry bag is also included. The tray additionally comes with suction cups.
The Tidy Tot gray colored bib and tray set is also useful for creative play such as salt dough, modeling clay or painting. After each use, clean the tray with warm soapy water. Allow to air dry, then store in a dry place. The bib is machine washable at 40°C. Do not use detergent with fabric softener or enzymes. Note that the Tidy Tot bib and tray kit is suitable for toddlers aged between 6 months and 2 years.
A silicone meal box
Your little one is growing up and you want to teach him how to use his plate and cutlery properly? Give him this pink silicone meal set developed by the Filowa brand. This meal set includes: a three-compartment plate and a bowl with suction cup, as well as a silicone spoon and fork with wooden handle. A flexible and adjustable bib is, among other things, included in this meal set.
We offer you Filowa’s pink silicone baby meal kit, because it is safe for health and the environment. Indeed, the silicone used to make the cutlery, the bowl and the plate is free of BPA. It is flexible, odor and stain resistant. In addition, the Filowa meal box is microwaveable. For cleaning, you can use the dishwasher or opt for hand washing.
A 7-in-1 food processor
the KYG brand 7-in-1 blender cooker is a great ally for preparing a healthy and tasty meal for your toddler. It offers you 7 different functions:
- Steam cooking;
- The hash;
- The commotion.
This multifunction food processor is also easy to use thanks to the large touch screen that composes it. It is made from high quality materials and free of toxic substances like BPA.
We fell in love with KYG’s 7-in-1 Blender Cooker because it’s easy to clean. Indeed, each component part of this kitchen appliance is dishwasher safe, with the exception of the knife unit. This food processor also includes an integrated safety lock. In case the lid is not installed correctly or the mixing bowl is not put in the correct position, it will not start. Finally, this cooker mixer has a protection system against overheating.
A set of airtight storage jars with spoons
Need airtight meal storage jars to store and reheat your little one’s meals? We advise you to invest in the set of 12 Babybol hermetic storage jars by Babymoov. Delivered with 3 flexible spoons, these canning jars are available in three different volumes:
- 6 jars x 250ml;
- 3 x 180ml;
- 3 x 120ml.
Each graduated jar is also fitted with an airtight screw-on lid to better preserve the food.
Perfect for food diversification, Babymoov airtight storage jars have a rewritable surface. You can note the contents of the jar on it as well as the date of preparation of a recipe. Note that these airtight containers with babybol lids are sterilizable. On the other hand, they are guaranteed phthalate-free, PVC-free and BPA-free. They are microwave and dishwasher safe. Perfectly stackable, they can be installed in the freezer.
A set of silicone nibblers
Is your baby entering the food diversification phase and you want him to taste certain vegetables and fruits? Give him this Set of 2 Rightwell Fruit Feeder Silicone Feeding Nipples. We suggest these feeding pacifiers because they are non-toxic, sterilizable and soft. They are suitable for children aged 6 months to 1 year. In addition, these nibblers have a textured silicone surface. As a result, they are perfectly recommended for children who are teething.
Fruit Feeder nibblers should be sanitized with steam or boiling water for at least 3 minutes. After use, clean and dry them thoroughly. Note that the feeding pacifiers developed by the Rightwell brand are equipped with an ergonomic non-slip handle to facilitate handling.