How To: Be Prepared For Your Baby’s First Foods

Posted in 4+ Months, 4+ Months Development, 4+ Months Nutrition, Baby's First Foods, Preparing for Solid Foods

Get the right equipment for your baby's first foods

Introducing your baby's first foods is a fun time for both of you and the right equipment helps when you start the food journey with your little one. Much of it you’ll probably already have. But as with anything to do with babies you’ll also find plenty of ‘designer’ equivalents. Whether you choose to go state of the art or kitchen basics, try and keep it simple when compiling your essentials from the list below:

  • Small plastic feeding bowls
  • Shallow lipped plastic spoons
  • Plastic mat for the floor (essential as a sanity saver)
  • Clean wash cloths or baby wipes
  • Bibs
  • Non-spill cups for water
  • Variable fit steaming basket (available from most supermarkets)
  • Sieve or mouli (food mill)
  • Stick blender (good for larger quantities but not essential)
  • Small plastic containers with tight fitting lids
  • Ice cube trays
  • Ziplock bags for holding your cubes or larger quantities of pre-prepared food
  • Permanent marker for labeling frozen food
  • Sturdy high chair with a five point harness


Is your bub getting to the exciting stage of starting solids? Why not try Seven Sensational First Foods for your Baby for ideas on their first tastes.

About the Author

About the Author: Rafferty’s Garden is a brand brought to life by our love of good food and by our belief in ensuring Australian babies get an amazing start to their food journey. .


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed


Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed

  1. Tennille says:

    It’s all coming back to me! It’s been 10 years since my last little bub & I’m excited to have just bought a high chair. Great information, thankyou!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *