Homemade baby food equipments are easy to find you might already have them in your kitchen, all you need is a blender, freezer trays and a steamer pot. There is no need to buy expensive, fancy kitchen gadgets.
Getting ready to wean is less time consuming if you own the right tools and plan ahead. Below is a basic list of the essential homemade baby food equipment and the non-essential tools. Of course Amazon is a great place to look if you need to buy something, but do not forget your friends with older babies! They might have just what you need, gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere. Or you could ask a family member if they want to get you a needed kitchen tool as a gift. No sane person will say no to a new mommy trying to do her best to raise a healthy baby.
Homemade baby food equipments:
- A paring cutting knife and two cutting boards, one for meats and one for produce.
- A saucepan or pot
- A steamer pot attachment, such as a steamer basket or a sieve. There is also a special steamer machine you can purchase (read more about steamer equipment on page x)
- A blender—immersion hand blenders, food processors, and countertop blenders are all good
- A masher or just a fork
- An oven-proof baking dish
- Baby-food freezer trays and single-portion-sized containers, or you can use ice-cube tray. I like brands the Kiddo Feedo , Béaba, and Mum&Bubi for containers, all of which can be found on Amazon. Whatever you use, make sure they are BPA free and nontoxic.
You might like owning these too:
- An Apple divider which cores fruit like apples and pears, thus shortening your cutting time. I have made good use of this, especially when batch cooking.
- Reusable pouches for meals on the go, or for toddlers who like to enjoy smoothies. They’re available on Amazon in many varieties. I have made good use of reusable pouches, and I know many other parents who loved them as well. Search reusable pouches on Amazon and you will be find hundreds of different brands. They all work pretty much the same way. I have personally tried Little Green Pouch and Little Mashies and they both work great.
In addition to the other equipment these would be essential for starting solids.
Other Essential Equipment for Baby:
- High chair
- Feeding spoons (not made of metal, as metal spoons can hurt your baby’s gums if they do not have teeth yet)
- A bib (you’ll probably want a bunch of these!)
- A bowl and a plate (preferable made from non-toxic silicone so they do not break)