I highly recommend you invest in a couple of different plates for your baby. Here is what I learned after buying a lot of the wrong baby feeding supplies.
Right when you are introducing solid foods to your baby, you can use whatever plate you prefer. Make sure not to leave plates within reach of your baby, especially if they are breakable.
It’s amazing how long a baby’s hand can stretch out when he or she wants something. It almost like they are Go-Go-Gadjet and stretch across a whole table. I’ve seen it! ☺
As your child moves on from being fed by you to self-feeding, I would recommend purchasing some suction plates and/or trays that allow you to attach the plate and/or tray to the table. If you have a wood table with grooves, these trays might not stick. We still have some great recommendations for you.
It’s important to take the pressure off mealtime and these fun trays can help set the stage for mealtime.
Check out this list of plates and trays we curated in our Amazon store based off our own experiences. If you select a product, it will automatically link to your Amazon account.
Stainless Steel Kids Plates, 4 Pack
Get the Stainless Steel Kids Plates, 4 Pack on Amazon for $39.99
Premium Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Bowls
Get the Premium Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Bowls on Amazon for $36.99
Stainless Steel Divided Plate: Set of 4
Get the Stainless Steel Divided Plates: Set of 4 on Amazon for $29.95
Tommee Tippee Section Plates
A great section plate set to go with the Ezpz mats below!
Get the Tommee Tippee Section Plates on Amazon for $5.99
Healthy Kids Plate
The Healthy Kid’s Plate is divided into 6 sections each representing a food group. Use this fun and educational plate to teach your toddlers about the food groups!
Get the Healthy Kids Plate on Amazon for $7.26
Fred and Friends FOOD FACE Kids’ Dinner Plate
Help even the pickiest eaters have fun at the dinner table with this nostalgic food face plate!
Get the Fred and Friends FOOD FACE Kids’ Dinner Plate on Amazon for $12.68
EcoBamboo Ware Kids Bamboo Whale Dinner Set
The 5 piece dinner set is perfect for little hands and is a great plastic alternative.
Get the EcoBamboo Ware Kids Bamboo Whate Dinner Set on Amazon for $19.87
Gerber Graduates Heat, Feed & Store Plates
These plates make eating, feeding and storing a breeze! Spill proof, leak proof, and ventilated lids take the pressure out of meal times.
Get the Gerber Graduates Heat, Feed & Store Plates on Amazon for $5.79
Boon Catch Plate with Spill Catcher
A suction cup keeps plates in place and a flexible funnel keeps spilled food inside plate!
Get the Boon Catch Plate with Spill Catcher on Amazon for $6.56
Ezpz Happy Mat
This two in one placemat + plate suctions to the table, which means that it captures kids’ messes and doesn’t allow for tipped bowls or plates.
Get the Ezpz Happy Mat (Blue) on Amazon for $24.99
Get the Ezpz Happy Mat on Amazon for $44.99
Tommee Tippee Easi Mat
A suction device holds your child’s plates and bowls firmly in place to make self-feeding a breeze!
Get the Tommee Tippee Easi Mat on Amazon for $6.99
Garden Fairy Placemat
Add fun and whimsy to meal time with the magical placemat.
Get the Garden Fairy Placemat on Amazon for $4.49
Construction Plate, Worksite Placemat, and Utensils
The connecting ramp and loading dock are designed to work with the construction utensils to help little ones push, scoop and forklift their way through a healthy meal! This combination of plate and utensils are perfect for going out to eat, extending productive time at the table, encouraging those not-so-favorite foods, or just for fun!
Get The Construction Plate, Worksite Placemat and Utensils on Amazon for $36.39
Bambinos Tidy Table Tray
This tray clips onto your table, features an easy on/off insert, and has an extending lip to catch spills.
Get the Bambinos Tidy Table Tray on Amazon for $19.99
ECOlunchbox Kid’s Tray
A Plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, phthalate-free and waste-free option!
Get the ECOlunchbox Kid’s Tray, Pack of 4 on Amazon for $12.95
Innobaby Din Din Smart Stainless Divided Platter with Sectional Lid
A great stainless steel option with a lid for easy food storage.
Get the Innobaby Din Din Smart Stainless Divided Platter with Sectional Lid on Amazon for $19.55
Find all of these Plates, Mat and Feeding Trays plus many more at the Feeding My Kid’s Amazon Store
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