Feeding utensils and bowls

Wendy - posted on 03/20/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Hi,
My doctor said to buy bowls and feeding spoons for our daughter and have them ready for when she turns 6 months, which is this Friday, so we'll start her on cereal. So, I'm wondering what you use and what to stay away from?
Thank you.

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Gema - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter is currently 6 months and I have started with rice cereal and basically just mix that with either my breastmilk or formula (I give her both, so either one is good for us). I started by making it very thin and thickened it gradually but honestly she is not having it. What I have noticed is that she likes carrots and peas. I gave her carrots for about 3 days then pea for another 3 days and today I just mixed them both and added some rice cereal and a bit of breastmilk in it and she like it. She actually opened her mouth this time. Don't give up if she doesn't seem too happy with it but don't force her either. Just keep trying. If you could get her to just try it with your finger that is great and gradually move on. I totally recommend "First Meals" by Annabel Karmel. Great book. Good luck

Emily - posted on 03/23/2010

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I like The First Years Take n Toss containers. They're good sizes, come with lids, and they go in the dishwasher. I've also frozen them with homemade baby food in them and they seem to freeze well (so far). My favorite spoons are the Nubys and Playtex ones I ordered on Diapers.com. I have Gerber soft-tipped spoons, but the Nuby and Playtex spoons have a wider base that's easier for me to grip.

Kerry - posted on 03/23/2010

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Hi there,
my daughter Dakota is my fifth child, I started all my children on solids around 4 months old. One thing to remember is.. take it slow with all her food. try stay away from green veg cause they can give her really bad wind. When u do start her don't give her three meals straight away, slowly introduce food to her( like breakfast and dinner one day then swap it around until she lets u know when she is ready for three or more meals. By doing that it streaches their belly out over time. good luck with it..

Mary - posted on 03/23/2010

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the spoons with the rubber tips and the plastic bowls with the lids are good. The rubber tips are soft and easy on baby's gums. Don't forget bibs!

Akilyn - posted on 03/21/2010

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I think the basics are all the same. I bought a pack of spoons that are rubber tipped so they wouldn't hurt his gums, and I got some plastic bowls that also come with lids, very convenient. I don't think you need too much to start out with.

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KIMBERLY - posted on 03/26/2010

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I started feeding my daughter at 4.5 months, I tried rice cereal 1st but she hated it so I switched to organic a brand called Happy Bellies it is sold at whole foods or Toys R Us ...she loves it!! I just mix it with alittle of water and she now eats that in the morning and we started her on organic baby food at dinner time, she eats with us in her high chair! She even has her training sippy cup....Parents magazine rated that cereal one of the best for flavor and nurtition! I used a rubber tiped spoon since she is starting to teeth and likes to crew alittle on the spoon! LOL Good Luck!!

Gotsome - posted on 03/21/2010

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I was told when buying spoons to get the ones with the soft tips when first introducing foods in order to protect their pallates - apparently the metal ones can puncture right through their gums b/c they are still so soft. Nuby has some as does safety first, personally as long they're soft tiped & dishwasher friendly that all that matters to me - but I have both Nuby & Safety first & like the safety first better. As for bowls, safety first has a set of reusable containers, not dishwasher safe but great to use at home or port with you when you go out - it's also reasonable in price.

You might have to go in and ask someone to help you with the spoons as they aren't very well identified on the packaging. Good luck with starting cereals!!

Danielle - posted on 03/20/2010

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i think you can use whatever you wish. i would just make sure to get a spoon with a rubber on it or something good for teething

Danielle - posted on 03/20/2010

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i think you can use whatever you wish. i would just make sure to get a spoon with a rubber on it or something good for teething

Danielle - posted on 03/20/2010

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i think you can use whatever you wish. i would just make sure to get a spoon with a rubber on it or something good for teething

Danielle - posted on 03/20/2010

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i think you can use whatever you wish. i would just make sure to get a spoon with a rubber on it or something good for teething

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