With the right kit, cooking for your tot can be a breeze, so read our guides to what you need for weaning and the kitchen equipment that will make life easier, such as blenders and grinders and microwave-safe feeding products. We’ll also help you choose the right beaker or cup for your baby, and inspire your inner domestic goddess with our round-up of the best baby and toddler recipe books.
Choosing a highchair
Your baby will need a comfy place to sit at mealtimes, but what sort of highchair will work best in your home? We’ll talk you through the different types, while our buyer’s guide will help you decide which features you need. Once you’ve established what you’re looking for, take your pick from our round-ups of the best highchairs for small spaces, the best under £70 and the best funky highchairs – or see which highchairs other mums rate. Tight budget? We’ll even explain how to buy a second-hand highchair.
Feeding kit for toddlers
As your little one grows, the right feeding equipment can encourage independence and inspire him to feed himself. Here’s how to choose toddler-friendly cups and beakers, funky plates, easy-to-use cutlery sets and handy snack pots for munchies on the move.
Feeding on the go
Don’t be trapped in the house when you’re weaning; arm yourself with some useful equipment and you’ll be able to feed your baby with ease wherever you are. Check out our buyer’s guide to travel highchairs and booster seats, and our rundown of the 10 best boosters. Plus don’t miss our pick of the best travel feeding products and Thermoses and flasks for keeping those purees warm.
Learning to love food is easy if mealtimes are fun, so bring a smile to his (mucky face) with a funky bib or a cute bowl and plate set. You can also encourage his enjoyment of food with these great food-themed toys and games, and help him through a fussy phase with a brilliant bedtime read.