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From one Eater editor and die-hard Target fan, a guide to buying all your mealtime gear, from high chairs and placemats to bibs and Bambas

by Hillary Dixler Canavan@hillarydixler

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When I was pregnant, I found the whole stuff element overwhelming. What did we really need to bring into our little apartment and what would end up just wasting space? As I navigated through those early months of parenthood, I started sharing any expectant friends on a document I kept up-to-date with recommended products and my two cents about things like pacifier usage and sleep training.

And then it came time to feed our baby solid food. Suddenly, it seemed, I had to shop all over again. We needed baby-sized plates and utensils, bibs, and a high chair. Did we also need a baby food maker? (No.) Did we also need a steamer basket? (Yes.) Going from feeding my child bottles to one, then two, and then finally three meals and two snacks a day felt like an absolute paradigm shift. Naturally, I made a whole new tracking document. And it was mostly stuff I had acquired via drive-up ordering from Target.

Whether you’re looking ahead to build your registry or you’re in the throes of starting solids right now (or if you’re looking for a gift for someone who is), just know that you can get basically everything you really need from one place. And if you want someone to talk about this stuff with, my Instagram DMs are open to you. (And maybe I’ll send you those docs, too, but they aren’t as tidy as this article.)


Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

  • $269

Prices taken at time of publishing.

This is like the Cadillac of high chairs: well-designed, ergonomic, and generally endorsed by every feeding expert you’ll be following on Instagram. That said, it is expensive. And full disclosure, I don’t have one. (I went with the super-cheap Ikea Antilop.) But I do wish I had just registered for this, since it’s attractive and lasts from starting solids well into toddlerhood when it transforms into a chair.

  • $269 at Target

Chicco Caddy Portable High Chair

  • $50

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Great for apartments and travel, this hook-on high chair is small and easy to use. I don’t use it as our main high chair (see above re: Ikea Antilop), but this is something we have at the ready and would be great if say, grandparents, don’t want to own a bulky high chair for visits.

  • $50 at Target

Bumkins Heart Pattern Bib

  • $13

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Teaching babies how to eat is messy, and it will stay messy for like… years?? Long-sleeve bibs like this help protect clothing and skin, and can also double as art smocks.

  • $13 at Target

Cloud Island Silicone Bib with Decal

  • $10

Prices taken at time of publishing.

While the smock-style bib above helps keep your child clean(er), a bucket bib like this helps keep your floor clean(er), and has the added bonus of reducing food waste a bit, since before offering seconds you can take food out of the bucket and put it back on the plate.

  • $10 at Target

8 Creative Ways to Store Baby Food

You don’t need a giant freezer to store all that baby food you’ve been busy whipping up. You just need the right containers. Experiment with these easy freeze methods to see which works best for you.


Image: NUK

Ice Cube Trays

Why we love it: Store at least a dozen servings of baby food ahead of time – and you won’t have to worry about breaking out the blender every night! Trays are made to easily stack in the freezer, so they won’t take up much room. And this one by NUK comes complete with a lid.

How to store it: Rinse and sanitize the ice tray before using. Fill each ice cube cubby with pureed baby food, until you’ve used every available space. Cover with plastic wrap (or a lid, if you have one) and freeze.


Image: Shutterstock

Cookie Sheet Splats

Why we love it: You don’t have to spend a dime! Just cover a cookie sheet in parchment paper and you’re ready to go.

How to store it: Prepare baby’s food and drop it by the spoonful on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Pop in the freezer until completely frozen. Then, store them in plastic bags or Tupperware.


Image: Wholesome Baby Food

Bulk Freezer Bag Storage

Why we love it: It’s easy. Plus, you won’t waste time racking your brain trying to remember what those green cubes are (avocado? spinach? broccoli?) or if they’re still safe for baby to eat.

How to store it: Prep baby’s meals in ice cube trays or in spoonfuls and once they’re frozen through, pop them in freezer bags labeled by food and date.


Image: Kitchen Craft

Silicone Muffin Cups

Why we love it: Because they’re flexible, it’s really easy to pop out single servings of baby’s food, and you can reuse them again and again. Try this colorful set of 12 by Kitchen Craft.

How to store it: Make baby’s purees and place them in these individual wrappers to freeze. Store them right in their cups or pop them out and place them in freezer-safe Tupperware.


Image: Nuby

Ice Tray Pops

Why we love it: Making baby’s food just got a whole lot cooler now that you can store them in all sorts of shapes, sizes and designs!

How to store it: Make baby’s purees and when the time comes to freeze them, use these ice pop trays instead. They’re BPA free (score for baby!) and dishwasher safe (score for you!). Plus, when baby’s old enough, you can use them to make popsicles.


Image: Shutterstock

Freezer-Safe Jars

Why we love it: It’s a totally retro idea with a modern twist—and they’re reusable and recyclable.

How to store it: Make sure you’re buying freezer-safe canning jars (we recommend Ball’s Jelly Canning Jars). Otherwise, they’ll crack. After you prep baby’s food and put it in the jars, seal them tightly and store them in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to use the food, thaw under warm water.


Image: OXO/Target

Freezer-Safe Baby Tupperware

Why we love it: Baby-sized Tupperware is worth investing in — you’ll use it for baby food now and for toddler snacks later. Most are BPA-free (and won’t contaminate baby’s food). This set by OXO Tot is air-tight and liquid-tight—nothing in, nothing out!

How to store it: After mashing those avocadoes, freeze them right in these colorful storage containers.


Image: Target

Mini-Muffin Trays

Why we love it: When you’re not busy baking batch after batch of mini-muffins, these trays double as the perfect portion size for baby’s mini meals.

How to store it: Store mashed veggies or fruits in stackable trays. After you’ve filled all the available space, cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap to prevent your purees from getting freezer burn.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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Crafts from baby food jars / Gifts, souvenirs and DIY crafts / - Do it yourself

Crafts from baby food jars - this collection, I'm sure, will be interesting to you if you have have small children. Surely, as parents and do-it-yourselfers, the question of what to do with "tons" of jars and jars of baby food you had.

One piece of advice - do not throw away the jars, wash and pack, let them wait! In any case, first see what you can do with them, and then decide.

I hope you will not regret looking under cat. After all, making something from jars is not only useful in terms of recycling and reuse, making something with my hands, for example, I get great pleasure in the process of creating crafts and gizmos.

Let's get started - 11 fun ways to reuse empty baby food jars:

1 Souvenir candy flask with child's toy handle. We glue some kinder figurine, etc. on hot glue. and paint - the souvenir is ready.

2 Mini lanterns for the garden , more precisely candlesticks made from the glass part of baby food jars. We remove the lids for other homemade products, and we tie ropes to the neck, and hang them for them. Inside the candle and you're done.

3 Mini terrariums or cones for mosses and other mini plants. Comments are superfluous, everything is visible.

4 Cups for dessert. We use jars practically for their intended purpose.

5 Mini vases for one flower. To make such jars of baby food, they dip the bottom in bright thick paint, then turn it over and put it to dry on a napkin. It turns out mini vases with figured smudges.

6 Spice organizer – food jars are small and you can’t think of a better way to store spices, besides, the lid is tight and easily removed, the wide neck will fit both a spoon and fingers. It is easy to do - we glue the jars with hot glue on the base, on the lids we make inscriptions with the names of spices and voila

7 Mini liquor containers. Of course, making such crafts from children's jars is blasphemy, but let's put it into action! Besides, who said that you can only pour vodka there. Take lemonade and a very interesting idea for a children's holiday.

8 Glass photo frames. Not a very popular idea with us, but nicely agree? We have already written about the creation of such flasks with photographers - a square photo ball on a Christmas tree, small food jars are also suitable for such crafts.

9 Case for paints, crayons and markers. We put it on a round lid from a large jar, glue it on hot glue. Jars can be painted in different colors so that colored pencils do not get confused. The idea is also suitable for children, it will teach them to order.

10 Miniature cones with snowflakes. The idea is taken from balls with spinning snow. Glue a toy or other miniature on the lid of the jar, fill it with liquid with small particles and the snowflask is ready. In the photo around Wall-E, garbage is probably spinning)))

11 Well, the last but not the last craft made from baby food jars is an organizer for DIYers. We always have a lot of little things for crafts, they just belong in a transparent baby food jar with a tight lid and an easily accessible neck. We make a shelf, put the jars in a row and the showcase for storing parts is ready.

These are crafts made from baby food jars. I decided to share ideas with you, I hope some idea will come in handy.

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