Do I really need all the specialist weaning stuff?!

(8 Posts)
Gingernut81 Thu 04-Feb-16 16:01:18

Just looking for a bit of advice to stop myself going crazy and spending a fortune on weaning stuff that I don't need! I'm planning on starting on purées & the moving onto a mix of lumpy mush & BLW.

I've got a couple of bowls, a few small pots (for freezing/storing food) & spoons - tommee tippee ones that say from 7 months - do I need the ones that say from 4 months or can tommee tippee just see me coming grin (DD is currently 4 1/2 months but thinking of introducing baby rice in a few weeks).

I've got a blender & masher already. Aside from bibs & high chair is there anything else I need or anything you found invaluable?

poocatcherchampion Thu 04-Feb-16 16:03:14

Bowl and fork? Sorted.

willconcern Thu 04-Feb-16 16:06:30

Nope, nothing else needed. Spoons you have should be fine!

I used ice cube trays to freeze small portions of all sorts of stuff. Once frozen, decant into a freezer bag & defrost as & when you need.

SmallGreenBouncyBall Thu 04-Feb-16 16:14:03

you sound totally organised.
nothing more needed apart from octopus arms to keep the bowls and spoons from being flung everywhere

Gingernut81 Thu 04-Feb-16 16:20:58

Ha ha, I'll work on growing the octopus arms! grin

Thanks for the feedback, I have a tendency to splurge anything baby related (she's my first) & now maternity pay has fully kicked in I'm realising the need to be a little more frugal.

Pointlessfan Thu 04-Feb-16 16:23:23

No you don't need anything else although Tomee Tippee do a rubber mat with a sucker on that sticks the baby's bowl to the table. Stops them from picking it up and flinging it! I found that incredibly useful, think it was about £5.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 04-Feb-16 16:23:28

No you don't need anything really.
Careful with baby rice though, got DC1 terribly constipated and isn't really such a great first food anyway. Maybe some veggies instead?

I would also recommend a couple of greedy dogs to sit under the high chair, have found them invaluable grin

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 04-Feb-16 20:28:39

Flannels are handy. Even with mash I find my dd gets in a right state (although I let her feed herself with the spoon so totally my fault) so there is a lot of wiping to be done. I bought two packs of microfiber cleaning cloths (contains 4 cloths) from the pound shop as they dry really quickly & are cheaper than buying 8 cotton flannels. I then just rinse under the tap to remove food and then chuck in the laundry.

A sheet for the floor might be useful if you have carpet. Pound shop does 2x plastic sheets or you could use an old duvet and chuck it in laundry.

I also bought my spoons and mini tupperware for freezing from the pound shop (there's a theme here grin) although I don't find the tupperware is any good for transporting food outside of the house as they leak a little but they are great for the freezer as they fit into nooks. I bought a pot from boots with a spoon attached (about £5) for taking food I make outside which is handy although not really necessary.

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