It feels like I just blinked and 9 months went by. Not much longer and Sybbie won’t be a baby anymore, she is standing up, cruising the furniture and eating two whole slices of bread for lunch. With no teeth in sight Sybil is still enjoying her baby meals but she is quickly becoming more independent, feeding herself with her hand and trying very hard with a spoon. If you are about to start your baby on solids you can count on Tommee Tippee to make your life easier. Check out these awesome Tommee Tippee baby feeding products and enter to win them all:
Now don’t let the name of this multifunctional gadget fool you, the All-in-one Food Processor (RRP $169.95) is so much more than just a food processor! Yes it steams and blends, allowing you to create nutritious, fresh meals for your baby whenever you want (and saving you a bucketload of money compared to store bought jars and pouches) but there is more to this clever kitchen appliance. Aside from the food preparation part it warms baby bottles and foods and it can even sterilise your bottles for you too.
So that’s 5 great uses in one unit and no, it will not take up your whole kitchen bench. It is suprisingly compact in size and comes complete with storage bag perfect for at home or on holiday. It takes just a few simple buttons to control so even dads and grandparents can master it. You can cook separate meals for your baby or you can just add the ‘family meal’ to the processor for a quick blend, easy as pie.
And then there you are, a bowl of freshly made up baby food in hand and hopefully a camera ready for those ‘first solids’ photos. The Soft bite spoons (2-pack RRP $7.25, 4 months+) are created with adults and babies in mind: the long spoon is easy to hold for parents (the extra length is very handy when feeding from a jar) and it has a small tip to fit in little mouths. Many babies will ‘insist’ on holding a spoon too so for them the shorter spoon is perfect. Both spoons are soft and gentle on gums and teeth.
Solids equals mess: on their face, in their hair, on the high chair, on the ground, you better get the wipes ready! I’ll admit that it is hard to end a meal with clean clothes but you can always try, the Roll ‘n’ Go Bibs (2-pack RRP $14.75, 4 months+) are a great size so they cover most of the front, have a useful food catcher, are easy to wipe clean (plus dishwasher safe) and you can roll them up into a compact package for in your nappy bag.
We used the Fresh Food Feeder (RRP $6.75, 6 months+) for all of our children and with summer coming up we’ll definitely be using it a lot. Fill these clever tools with fresh or even frozen fruit (our favourites are pear, apple, watermelon, rockmelon and grapes) and you’ve got your hungry little baby a delicious, healthy snack without the risk of choking. They can hold it themselves, it works a treat for teething and comes with keep-clean cover and 2 extra feeding bags.
Sooner or later your baby will want to start feeding him/herself, it’s both a delightful and very messy stage but I guess they have to learn by doing it. The colourful First Fork and Spoon (RRP $11.20, 12 months+) may look a little odd to us grown-ups but their ergonomic design make it much easier for little ones to bring the food to their mouth without spilling. They’re BPA-free, easy to hold and feature blunt edges for extra safety.
Whether your baby is breastfed or bottlefed, quite early on you can start offering your baby little sips of water in a cup. The Tommee Tippee Miomee First Drinking Cup (RRP $12.95, 4 months+) is specifically designed for young babies featuring a soft feel spout (requiring similar suction to a normal teat) and easy hold handles making it the ideal next step up from a regular bottle. Very practical: the cup, bottle ring, handles and spout are interchangable with the rest of the Miomee range.
Also included is a bonus hard spout and a lid to keep the spout clean and protected when not in use. With a 150ml capacity this is the perfect starter cup for little ones and excellent value compared to other cups, especially because the extra spout is included.
Just like the spouts on the First Drinking Cup the 260ml Discovera Trainer Cup (RRP $12.95, 6 months+) is fitted with innovative SAMTECH technology, this clever non-spill valve design protects against messy, sticky, inconvenient spills and drips and it can even withstand a good shake (because babies just love shaking their bottles!). The handles will help your baby learn to drink independently.
Once your baby becomes more confident at drinking from a bottle and drinks larger amount of water he/she can move on to the Discovera Active Tipper (RRP $12.95, 12 months+). All Tommee Tippee Discovera cups and bottles are BPA free and have a very handy write-on area so you can personalise it with your child’s name, that way it is easy for babysitters and childcare workers to give your child the right bottle.
To find out more about Tommee Tippee, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.tommeetippee.com.au.