Baby Dishes & Sippy Cups
For your baby to grow during their developmental years, you should ensure they are learning how to eat and drink on their own. Your baby will learn how to eat more independently by using sippy cups, baby dishes, and accessories. Furthermore, you can find practical baby food storage options to prevent wasting expensive baby food. Here are some useful tips about baby products including sippy cups, accessories, dishes, and food storage.
Sippy cups are usually made of plastic and have a lid with a spout attached either by a screw-on or snap-on arrangement. These small cups are a training tool that helps kids learn how to drink fluids on their own. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing them between 6 and 9 months of age. There are some sippy cups with handles so they are easier to hold. Look for BPA-free products for added safety. You can use a sippy cup to transition your baby from breastfeeding or bottle-feeding to a regular cup, and it can also help your child develop hand-to-mouth coordination.
Children six months of age or older can start being introduced to solid foods. Your baby will give you clues when they are ready for the transition. Baby dishes and accessories can help to make it easier for little hands to eat their food using "adult-like" tools. Baby spoons should be the first utensil to introduce. The spoon should have a very soft end so that they are gentle on little teeth while your child is still teething. Next, a fork can be introduced around 15 months when finer motor skills are learned. All baby dishes should be completely shatterproof to avoid breakage and the potential for injury. Make sure all of the baby dishes and accessories you purchase are dishwasher-safe so they are easy to clean and sanitize.
Baby Food Storage
Baby food storage dishes are a great way to store leftovers. For maximum protection against air and bacteria, store dishes with tight-fitting lids. A silicone tray made from soft material can be filled with baby food and then can be frozen. In terms of storing food for a lengthy period, glass is safer than many plastic dishes. Your baby food storage dishes should be labeled so you can easily recognize what is inside when it's feeding time.