At around six months of age, your baby may be showing you signs that they’re ready to graduate from milk to real food. 

Sounds simple enough … but unless you want to wear their meal there is a little bit involved in this milestone transition.

Food preparation rules when bub moves to solids:

  • Wash and remove peel, pips, stalks and husks from fruit or vegetables, then cut into evenly sized pieces so they all cook in the same amount of time.
  • Allow food to cool before pureeing – it needs to be fairly sloppy in the early days. To thin it, mix in a little breastmilk or use the water in which you cooked the vegetables.
  • Some commercial rice cereals may cause constipation, so mix them with lots of fruit and veg.
  • Always test the temperature of baby food before offering it.
  • Never reheat in a microwave because it heats unevenly.
  • As your baby’s appetite increases, use a food processor or blender to puree larger quantities.

When it comes to serving top the food, below you’ll find some of the things you’ll need …

Bounty Baby Award Winners – Best Feeding Device for Solids 2021

The winning baby products of the year have all been exhaustively tried, tested and voted on by real mums, bubs and Bounty’s expert panel.

This year the awards, proudly brought to us by Babies ‘R’ Us, saw more than 40,000 Aussie parents plus a panel of industry experts cast their votes on a range of products from nappies and car seats, to prams and breast pumps, judging each one on quality, value for money, user-friendliness and innovation.

Products were put through their paces over a period of six months in three different settings: at home in real-life situations, in a retail environment and online. The products submitted were assessed on quality, value for money, user-friendliness and innovation.

READ NEXT: All of the 2021 Award Winners

The winners of the Best Feeding Device for Solids in 2021 are:

GOLD: for kids Sippy Cup
SILVER: for kids Roll + Go Mealtime Mat
BRONZE: ClevaMama ClevaFeed™ Silicone Self Feeder

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For the complete list of what real mums (and an expert panel) consider to be the best in every category from prams and car seats, to toys and nappies read Bounty Baby Award Winners next.

Best Feeding Device for Solids in Australia

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