toddler feeding essentials

The Best Toddler Feeding Essentials

The older your baby gets, the more you need for meal time! It’s no longer as simple as just needing a bottle.

Over time, your baby learns to use sippy cups and utensils. Messier meals means you need more bibs and mats!

In this post, I am sharing a no-fluff list of the best toddler feeding essentials.

toddler feeding essentials

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Let’s face it, as a mom, you are constantly doing baby laundry anyway. But using bibs like these will help prevent messes.

In my experience, I have found that cloth bibs are better for drool and silicone bibs are ideal for mealtime!

They are easy to clean and ones like these can catch food that is dropped.


Full Coverage Bib

Want to go the extra mile for extra messy meals? Try these full coverage bibs to ensure your baby stays clean!


There are several types of cups you’ll be transitioning through with your little one. Here are a few:

Transition Bottles

If you’re in the process of taking your baby off the bottle, these Nuk transition bottles are a great option. They look like regular bottles but with sippy cup tops.  

Munchkin Spill Proof Sippy Cups

We love these spill proof sippy cups. We started our son on a regular sippy cup before introducing these. But now he’s a pro at pretty much any sippy cup!

Mini Cup

Your toddler will eventually start learning how to drink from a regular open cup. This ezpz mini cup also comes with a lid and straw so they can practicing using an open cup and learning to use a straw.

Straw Cups

Lastly, another cup option is one with a straw.


Next, your toddler will need some utensils! It may be some time before they figure out how to properly use them, but it doesn’t hurt to practice. We like these Munchkin forks and spoons.

ez pz Mini Mat

We love our ez pz mini mat for the high chair! It’s great for portioning out food and stays in place.


Lastly, you’ll need something to clean up the mess! We love using baby wipes or Wet Ones to keep our little man’s hands clean.

Wrapping Up Toddler Feeding Essentials

It may seem like a lot, but a lot of these toddler feeding essentials can be bought gradually as your little one progresses.

What are some of your favorite toddler feeding essentials you’ve used? Share in the comments!

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