Best Spoons for First Solid Baby Food

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When C first started solids, I went overboard and purchased all types of feeders and baby spoons.  I started to gravitate toward one spoon over and over as he would take food better with it.  When I look at the spoons he still likes the most, they all have one thing in common, they are flexible.  Here are a few of our favorites:

4- 6 months

This Munchkin silicone two pack became a fast favorite.  With a shallow spoon surface and flexible tip for tender gums, it was the clear winner.  I found the soft silicone came in handy while catching dripping food as well. Other hard plastic spoons seemed to bother C during the drip clean up around the mouth.  The only drawback; after a few feedings, the clear silicone was dyed from carrots.  This is probably normal but worth a mention.  Also, if it falls to the floor, don’t let the dog get it!  It’s not dog bite proof.

6-8 months

As C’s solids intake increased and the size of his mouth grew, I purchased the Nuby Soft Touch Spoon.  This silicone spoon also has super flexibility but larger surface for food.  I tend to like the very round shape so when C is restless and turns his head, I can still feed him from the side.  Not even kidding, he gets distracted easily these days.

On a side note, I originally purchased the Num Num Gootensils to be his first spoons (he wasn’t a personal fan, although the concept is fantastic) but once C started to grab the spoon to chew and self feed, these came in handy! With a small amount of food, they are perfect for him to gnaw on while I clean up.  He thinks he’s ‘doing something’ and the spoons are not long enough to gag him, which his regular spoons do.

Bon appetite! 

Please always consult with a pediatrician about starting solids and never leave a baby unattended with any feeding utensils. 

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3 Surprising First Solid Foods for Baby

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As we navigated cereals around 5 months, I started to do some research on some organic solids for C.  As much as I’d like to make my own, I know my limitations.  Luckily, with organic brands like Happy Baby, Earth’s Best and Plum Organics; there are some really good options to choose from.

While C tried and liked the usual suspects; bananas, pears, apples, sweet potatoes and carrots I was pleasantly surprised at his reaction to a few items I bought on a whim!  Note:always follow your pediatrician’s guidelines and advice for starting your baby on solids. 

Mango

I had no idea mangoes were a first food and was thrilled when C slammed his hand on the high chair with excitement.  The Happy Baby Mango tends to be his favorite.  And yes, you’ll want to have an extra pack on hand to eat yourself.

Quinoa

Definitely a favorite of mine, I was so excited to see C gobble it up!  While we’ve tried a few blends, the Hello Morning Quinoa and Pear from Plum remains his favorite!

Kale

While there isn’t a plain kale option, C’s two favorite blends are packed with Kale.  Spinach, Apples and Kale and Pears, Kale and Spinach from Happy Baby are regulars on his menu.

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