16 Best Weaning Equipment Items You Need Now

Best Weaning Equipment Items You Need Now.
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Decided it's time to starting the weaning process?

There are so many different baby weaning products and methods out there to think about - all of which with the purpose of making the transition as smooth and easy as possible for both baby and parents. The majority of families begin weaning their babies onto a mixture of solids and milk feeds at around six months old, but if you're unsure on whether you're little one is ready, then there are several signs to look for to indicate that it's time.

Weaning should start around the age that most babies are able to sit and hold themselves up steadily without support, when they seem interested in the food that you're eating or seem to want more feeds, when the tongue-thrust reflex is no longer present, and when they can use their hand-eye coordination to pick things up and move them to their mouths.

Weaning also means that for those over six months, feeding equipment such as spoons and bowls for babies no longer need to be sterilised when cleaning - though bottles and teats should still be sterilised when used. Whether you go for a spoon-fed or a baby-led weaning approach - there are plenty of baby weaning equipment items that you need to get started. We've rounded up 16 of our top must-have items to get the weaning journey started - check them out!

If you like these suggestions and want some more baby weaning inspiration, take a look at our best weaning recipe books and our 12 best baby highchairs!

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Kidadl's Top Pick

All of the items on the list below are sure to make your weaning journey a little easier, but if you're in a hurry - our top pick would be the Tommee Tippee weaning set for its variety, quality, and excellent price point.

1. Tommee Tippee Weaning Kit

Tommee Tippee Weaning Kit.

This baby weaning set has just about everything you need to start the process. The kit includes two feeding bowls, two spoons, two storage pots, one bib and one cup in gorgeous green and blue eye-catching colours. All items are BPA-free, easy to clean and dishwasher safe, and are a great way to help introduce solid foods to babies of four months and older whilst keeping mess at a minimum. The fun kit is very baby-friendly, with the bib catching any food that drops, easy-scoop bowls (whether a spoon or fingers are used), pots for food to take on the go, big handles on the cup and a soft spout - great for grip and gentle on the gums.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.99
  • Made with BPA-free silicone
  • Contains 8 items

Best For Eco-Friendly Parents

2. Bubbaboo Bamboo Lion Bowl And Orange Spoon Set -  Jojo Maman Bebe

Bubbaboo Bamboo Lion Bowl And Orange Spoon Set -  Jojo Maman Bebe.

This bamboo bowl for baby not only looks great with its vibrant orange design, but it's also eco-friendly and has a suction base to make sure there are no extra spills or unnecessary mess. The organic bamboo bowl has many properties said to benefit the environment, and is built so that it's easy for both you and little ones to scoop from when getting to grips with feeding. The provided spoon is even made using food-grade silicone that's super-soft on the gums - perfect for weaning. The one draw-back is that it's not dishwasher or microwave compatible - but we still think it's a weaning must-have for the environmentally-conscious!

Main Features

  • Price: £18
  • Made with organic bamboo and BPA-free silicone
  • Removable suction base
  • Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial

Best Suction Set

3. Bumkins First Feeding Set

Bumkins First Feeding Set.

Available in an array of colours to suit your individual taste, these Bumkins baby weaning sets are a great place to start building your collection. The set includes a suction-based bowl with a convenient lid for storage and a dual-purpose spoon. It's great for those six months and older starting their weaning journey as the bowl has a great handle for parents (or babies) to hold when spooning, a clear lid to turn it into a container, and a spoon with one side for dipping in purees and the other for scooping up tasty food!

Main Features

  • Price: £14.99
  • Made with 100% food-grade BPA-free silicone
  • Freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe

Best For No Mess

4. BIBaDO Weaning Bib

BIBaDO Weaning Bib‍.

Pick from four colours and adorable patterns, and see how much cleaning time this weaning bib saves you! Super easy to wipe down or throw into the washing machine, this long-sleeve water-proof bib is highly-recommended by parents and will save your baby from a lot of outfit changes. It fits most highchairs with or without a tray, protecting your little ones and the floor from mess. It's both lightweight, easy to use, and soft, meaning that there won't be any fuss, and both the neck and sleeves are adjustable so can grow with your baby throughout the weaning process (from five months to two years).

Main Features

  • Price: £19.95
  • Made with polyester
  • Waterproof and stain-resistant

Best For Finger Foods

5. SILIVO Silicone Non-Slip Suction Mat

SILIVO Silicone Non-Slip Suction Mat.

This silicone non-slip mat makes for one big suction plate. Baby will love the elephant (or duck) design, and you'll be able to choose from six vibrant colours when placing your order. It's a great idea, and very easy to use as it simply sticks down onto and covers the majority of highchair trays - meaning much less mess to clean up. The separate compartments are great for serving up a variety of food, whether you're letting your baby lead the way with different finger foods or spoon-feeding them. It's very flexible, won't break, doesn't stain, and is super-easy to clean. It's also portable, so you'll be able to take it with you to see family or at restaurants!

Main Features

  • Price: £7.99
  • Made with 100% food-grade BPA-free silicone
  • Dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe

Best Set Of Spoons

6. Munchkin 6 Soft-Tip Infant Spoons

Munchkin 6 Soft-Tip Infant Spoons.

If you're searching for spoons for babies, this Munchkin set is a great choice. Perfect for those four months and older, the six different coloured bright spoons have an easy-grip handle that's ideal for little hands, and very soft heads that will be gentle on the baby's gums and are a great shape for small mouths. Fantastic and very functional, the spoons also have long handles that make them perfect for getting every last bit out of the bottom of jars when you're doing the feeding.

Main Features

  • Price: £2.50
  • 6 BPA-free spoons included
  • Dishwasher safe

Best For Teething Babies

7. Tommee Tippee Teethe 'n' Feed Fresh Food Feeder

Tommee Tippee Teethe 'n' Feed Fresh Food Feeder.

These Teeth 'n' Feed feeders are ideal for giving those four months and over a delicious first taste of food and flavours - with zero risk of choking. With a soft-grip handle perfect for small hands, you'll be able to fill up the feeder with fruits, cooked veggies, or even meats for your baby to suck and chew on through the mesh bags that are gentle against gums. You may even want to place ice cubes inside to provide relief with teething, or for an icy treat to cool down. The feeders make for minimal mess, come with a travel cap to store away and keep them hygienic, and even two extra mesh bags so that you'll always have one handy to use - perfect for the start of your weaning journey!

Main Features

  • Price: £4
  • Made with BPA-free silicone and mesh
  • Includes 2 extra mesh bags

Best Cutlery Set

8. Beaba Cutlery Set - Jojo Maman Bebe

Beaba Cutlery Set - Jojo Maman Bebe.

This set of white and pastel-coloured spoons and forks are ergonomic, very handy for little hands to grip, and simple to use. Ideal for babies eight months and older, the cutlery is suitable for both the left and right hand, and has a fantastic rounded head that will feel gentle against gums. The shape of the spoons and forks were built so that they won't slip off of plates, and there are so many provided within the pack that you'll always have one around to use when needed!

Main Features

  • Price: £12
  • 10 pieces included
  • Dishwasher safe and BPA-free

Best For Food Prep

9. Hoolaroo Baby Freezer Cube Trays

Hoolaroo Baby Freezer Cube Trays.

Perfect for stage one of the weaning process, these two trays contain eight pots each and are so convenient for feeding time. Batch cooking is an extremely popular method when it comes to getting your baby started on solid foods, and so having plenty of storage is essential. These pots, in particular, are easy to stack, great for when you're pre-preparing meals, and ideal for grabbing one when needed. They close very securely and can fit up to 70ml in each one. The tray is also great for storing them together so that none get misplaced whether in the freezer or fridge.

Main Features

  • Price: £7.57
  • Includes 16 pots
  • Microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe
  • BPA-free plastic

Best Baby Bowls

10. Munchkin Love-a-Bowls

Munchkin Love-a-Bowls.

These four brightly coloured baby bowls are great for weaning and suitable from four months. You may find that there just never seems to be enough bowls out there - or ones that also come with lids for storage/to prevent leaks and mess. This Munchkin set ticks all the boxes, and even includes two spoons along with it. Microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe - the bowls are the perfect start for babies, whether you're making pureed foods or even wanting to store toddler snacks. They can be stacked up and left, or grabbed and thrown in a bag to take on the go - perfect for busy parents.

Main Features

  • Price: £4.99
  • Includes 6 items
  • 100% guaranteed to be spill, leak, and break-proof

Best For Keeping Clean

11. Tidy Tot Bib & Tray Kit

Tidy Tot Bib & Tray Kit.

This handy kit includes one tray and one bib available in three colours, and is ideal for keeping all food and toys off of the floor. It's designed wider than your baby's arm span and fits with suction to the highchair, or can be used with booster seats straight onto the table. BPA-free and 100% food-safe, it's great for your baby to eat from and dramatically reduces cleaning time. It can be wiped clean, is water-resistant and is also machine washable, folds away compactly, and can even be used for messy play. Great for weaning, it's like a giant baby plate that will prevent anything escaping and dropping to the floor - what could be better?

Main Features

  • Price: £29.99
  • BPA-free
  • Machine washable
  • No mess

Best For First Sips

12. Done By Deer Happy Dots Spout Cup - Uber Kids

Done By Deer Happy Dots Spout Cup - Uber Kids.

Available in a choice of two colours, this adorable spotty design spout cup is great for introducing when weaning begins. It has large handles for little hands to hold with ease, is made with 100% food-grade melamine, and can hold up to 230ml of liquid. The non-spill design is great for young kids, and the lid can be removed when toddler-age is reached so it can grow with you!

Main Features

  • Price: £4.96
  • Made with melamine
  • Dishwasher safe

Best Multipurpose Item

13. Beaba Babycook Solo 4-in-1 Limited Edition Baby Food Maker & Food Processor - Online4Baby

Beaba Babycook Solo 4-in-1 Limited Edition Baby Food Maker & Food Processor - Online4Baby.

This four-in-one food maker and processor is available in four colours and has so many fantastic functions that you'll wonder why you didn't get it sooner. These include a steamer, a blender, a de-froster, and a re-heater - all in a 1100ml bowl! It's a great item for weaning and is super handy for whipping up some quick and tasty baby food when you've got your hands full - with the large bowl ensuring that you'll likely have leftovers to store for the next feeding. It's also easy to clean and simple to use!

Main Features

  • Price: £69.95
  • 1100ml capacity
  • 4 functions in 1

Best For Storage

14. Beaba Baby First Meal Food Storage Container Set

Beaba Baby First Meal Food Storage Container Set‍.

With twelve containers and two spoons, this container set will have you very well-prepared for weaning. Suitable for those four months and over, whether you're storing food at home or taking it with you - these pots of different sizes easily clip and stack together, are easy to scoop from, and even have graduated measuring scales on the side for measuring portions. They're freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe - and are great for keeping all the flavour and smells inside.

Main Features

  • Price: £18
  • 14 items included
  • Made with plastic and silicone

Best Essential Item

15. Joie Mimzy Snacker Highchair -Argos

Joie Mimzy Snacker Highchair -Argos.

With a gorgeous grey and white star design - this lightweight and comfortable snacker highchair is a must-have for starting weaning. Those over six months old will be able to make the most out of the reclining seat, the five-point harness, the wipe-clean set, removable washable cover, the cup holder, the various tray positions. It's also great for your baby to be able to join you at the table at mealtimes, and it folds down compactly and can be taken with you on the go.

Main Features

  • Price: £59.99
  • 6 months +
  • For babies up to 15kg

Best All-Rounder

16. NUK Baby Weaning First Foods Starter Set

NUK Baby Weaning First Foods Starter Set.

This NUK starter set has almost everything you could possibly need when it comes to weaning necessities. Five spoons, four ice lolly moulds, one masher, one baby bowl, and three storage containers - all in lovely white, green, and orange colours. Perfect for preparing, storing, and feeding (and making your life a lot easier) -  the set is ideal for those aged six months and older and is great value for money. Whether you use it to mash up food, store frozen leftovers, or even create healthy ice lollies for teething babies - you're sure to have a winner with this handy set!

Main Features

  • Price: £17.99
  • 14 items included
  • BPA-free

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for weaning products, you should take a look at our 9 Best Breast Pumps For Breastfeeding Mums, and our best kids plates and bowls!

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