Your weaning essentials checklist!

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Claire

Claire Baseley,
nutritionist at Ella’s Kitchen

Weaning essentials checklist

Before you start weaning your baby, you’ll need to stock up on a range of essential baby weaning equipment to get you off to a flying start.

Here’s everything you need to get ready for starting your little one’s tiny taste bud adventure!

  • Vegetable peeler – for all those scrummy veggie first tastes!
  • Sharp paring knife – for chop chop chopping
  • Small saucepan – perfect for reheating little portions for tiny tummies
  • Steamer – the best way to preserve nutrients and keep the yummy flavour locked in
  • Sieve - to strain fruit, catch naughty pips + help get rid of tough skins
  • Hand blender or food processor - to whiz your baby’s food to the right texture
  • Potato masher – for when you move on from puree
  • Sterilizer – for spoons and bowls (you can sterilize in boiling water if you prefer!)
  • Ice cube trays – for storing purees in the freezer in portions
  • Freezer bags – for storing frozen puree cubes or finger foods
  • Labels + marker pen – so you know what’s what + when you made it
  • Beakers + cups – to help your baby move on from a bottle. Doidycup + sippy cups
  • High chair or booster seat
  • Lots of washable with sleeve bibs (pssst! Make sure machine washable not just wipe clean and waterproof)
  • Lots of Tupperware or ramekin dishes
  • Small baby plastic bowls and soft tip spoons (suction bowls and plates are great!)
  • Lots of wipes and cloths
  • A messy mat or splash mat can come in handy for under the high chair
  • Some plastic or wipeable bibs can be useful to avoid constant washing
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