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What equipment do you need?

Oscar spoon close up

Not much really, although some people may encourage you kit out your whole kitchen. Save the money and spend it on fresh, tasty ingredients instead.

The Basics

  • Bibs – plastic backing will stop clothes getting stained
  • Shallow plastic weaning spoons
  • Hand blender – to make up purees with this. A food processor, liquidizer or sieve and spoon will work well too.
  • Ice cube trays – you freeze the puree in these
  • Plastic bags – to store frozen cubes
  • A saucepan with a lid
  • Sieve – to remove all lumps
  • A free flowing beaker with lid (see post on drinks to follow at a later date)
  • A high chair – for babies that need some support sitting you can use the car seat, bouncer or a bumba seat


  • A steamer (buy one you can just put on a saucepan and use for your own meals as well…two birds with one stone!)

TOP TIP: Let your baby play with the spoon a few days before trying with food. This will help him get used to having it in his mouth