13 Feeding Tools for Babies and Toddlers That Saved Our Lives
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When the pediatrician said it was time to start solids, I was nervous. Feeding my infant daughter was a challenge all by itself, but we’d gotten into a rhythm. I was pretty sure I could make a bottle in my sleep (and sometimes it felt like I did just that). But I’d heard the stories from my friends in the midst of it — learning how to eat was a messy process, complete with food waste and possible tears on both sides. We might have to try something many times before she’d even take more than a bite, if that. I knew I couldn’t keep giving her bottles forever, but it sure sounded tempting.
As with other areas of anxiety in my life, I tried to surround myself with good tools that might smooth my path a bit. Some of these made what could have been frustrating much easier, others are items friends swear by, and still others are things I wish I’d found for this stage. Another way I tried to make things easier was in trying to select tools that were pretty, or at least the most aesthetically pleasing ones I could find. My daughter doesn’t care, but good design makes mealtime a lot more relaxing for me — at least in one way.
Here’s hoping some of these help make the weaning and learning to eat process go down easier for you and your little one.