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9 must-have products for starting solids

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If your baby is showing signs of readiness to start solids, then this article is for you. 

The Tell Me Baby community has rated the products they’ve used when their little ones started solids and shared their opinions on what has or hasn’t worked for them.

Based on their feeding reviews, we’ve put together a list of the top products for starting solids that our community loves. 

1. Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair

TMB 2021 Awards Highest Rated High Chair - Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair

Winner in the best high chair category for the 2021 Tell Me Baby Awards, the Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair is designed to fit right up to your dining table so your little one can join in comfortably on family meals. Although on the more expensive side, many reviewers say it’s definitely worth it!

Read Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair reviews

2. IKEA Antilop Highchair w/ Tray

Father Watching a Toddler Sitting on IKEA ANTILOP Highchair w/ Tray While Eating

At the other end of the pricing scale is the IKEA Antilop Highchair. Parents love how cheap it is, and how easy it is to clean. 

One parent wrote: “The IKEA highchair is a great price and I love that I can take this highchair outside and hose it down without worrying about ruining it.”

Read  more IKEA Antilop Highchair reviews

3. b.box Sippy Cup

A baby lying on the floor while drinking from a b.box Sippy Cup in Watermelon Neon Edition colour

Another popular choice, the b.box Sippy Cup features a weighted straw that moves with the liquid, and a two-way valve that means no leaks.

One parent wrote: “The added weight on the base of the straw is really helpful as it means the drink can be consumed from any angle- including laying down.”

Read b.box Sippy Cup reviews

4. Rafferty’s Garden Blueberries, Banana & Apple 4m+

Rafferty's Garden Blueberries, Banana & Apple 4m+ 120g Baby Food Pouch

No added sugar, juices or concentrates, Rafferty’s Garden Blueberries, Banana & Apple 4m+ is a fruit puree combo many babies love.

“These pouches are the only baby food my son would ever eat besides homemade and I truly believe it’s due to them containing no nasties,” wrote one parent.

Read Rafferty’s Garden Blueberries, Banana & Apple 4m+ reviews.

5. Baby Mum-Mum First Rice Rusks

Parents say the Baby Mum-Mum First Rice Rusks are a great snack. Reviewers love that they contain no nasties and dissolve easily, so they don’t have to worry about their baby choking. 

Read Baby Mum-Mum First Rice Rusks reviews

6. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Roll N Go Bib

TMB 2020 Awards Highest Rated Bib - Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Roll N Go Bib

Made from a soft material, the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Roll N Go Bib comes highly rated by parents. They love how easy it is to clean and of course that it catches food spills. One parent said the adjustable next strap was a plus, so the bib lasts longer as baby grows. 

Read Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Roll N Go Bib reviews

7. aden + anais Classic Burpy Bibs

Toddler Sitting on the Floor Wearing aden + anais Classic Burpy Bibs Birdsong

aden + anais Classic Burpy Bibs are made from 100% cotton muslin, are generously sized and absorbent. The fabric drapes over your baby’s shoulders and snaps at the back for a breathable bib that catches the sneakiest of side dribbles.

One parent said, “They are so versatile, gentle on bubs skin when wiping their face and just downright cute!” 

Read aden + anais Classic Burpy Bibs reviews

8. Heinz Baby Basics Weaning Spoons

Heinz Baby Basics Weaning Spoons 2-pack New Look

Heinz Baby Basics Weaning Spoons are the perfect spoon for starting solids, They are super soft, so bub won’t hurt themselves when eating. 

One mum said, “Nice for little ones to have a bit of a nibble on in between mouthfuls too as they are so gentle on the gums.”

Read Heinz Baby Basics Weaning Spoons reviews

9. IKEA KALAS Bowl

6 Transparent, Stackable IKEA KALAS Bowl

The IKEA KALAS Bowls are colourful, impact-resistant, scratch-resistant and grip-friendly, making them perfect for children when starting solids. 

“We absolutely love these bowls! They are such a great size for portioning out all my bubs meals,” one parent wrote, adding, “They wash really well in the dishwasher and are also super easy to stack up and put away.”

Read IKEA KALAS Bowl reviews.

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