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The Best Baby Weaning Products For Less Mess At Mealtimes

It only feels like yesterday she was having her first newborn feed, and now your baby’s ready to start on solids. It’s an exciting time - and a major milestone in your little one’s life – although you’ll definitely be going through more bibs than usual over the next few months. Make the process as smooth as possible – for both you and her – with these brilliant weaning buys.
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Unbelievabowl Set, £4.99, vitalbaby.co.uk

Suction prevents this bowl being tipped up or knocked off the table. It's a good size with high sides to reduce spillages. It's easy to clean too.
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Catch and Fold Bib, £5.99 for two, brothermax.com

Food is caught in the bib's 'crumb catcher' After use, the bib folds over to keep the mess contained. Useful on days out for containing mess and cutlery until you get home.
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Scruff Mega-size Mat, £5, tumtumtots.com

This mat gives excellent coverage, as it's a good size. But it's easy to pull off the table, taking the food and bowl with it. Better for older children.
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Poppy High Chair, £84.99, philandteds.com

There are no joins or seams on this highchair where food could get lodged. Plus, the tray can go in the dishwasher. The footplate isn't adjustable, however, but it's a stylish highchair that's quick to clean.
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Deluxe Fresh Food Feeder, £4, munchkin.com

This holds food in a mesh bag which your baby then sucks on. It's great for mums who worry about their baby choking on finger food. Is a bit tricky to clean however.
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Annabel Karmel by NUK Snack Pot, £5.99, nuk.co.uk

This is ideal for snacks and feeding small chunks. Little ones can get their hands through the lid to grab food easily, and the rest doesn't spill out, even when they tip the pot upside down.
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Easy-Hold Weaning Bowl Set, £6.50, brothermax.com

This bowl has a special handle that gives you a better grip in case your baby suddenly decides to grab it off you. The sucker base attaches to the table or highchair, while heat-sensitive spoons tell you the food is at the right temperature.
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Soft-tip Infant Spoons, £3 for six, munchkin.com

This spoon is designed to be soft on baby gums and easy for her to hold, plus it's just the right length to reach the bottom of a food jar and bright enough to keep her attention.
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Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers, £10.21, oxouk.com

Portion, store, freeze, heat and serve your baby food in these 100g containers, which are also watertight for when you're out and about.
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Philips Avent Babyfood Steamer and Blender, £99, johnlewis.com

Be the Nigella of weaning with this combined steamer and blender that can be used on everything from meat and fish to fruit and veg. Compact and simple to use, it's a brilliant kitchen addition.
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Marvin Monkey Catch All Bib, £6.99, bibisili.com

There are so many bibs out there, but one of our favourite brands is Bibisili. Dishwasher-safe and with a special crumb catcher, the animal designs range from cow to tiger.
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Stokke Trip Trap, £159, mothercare.com

This award-winning chair is a favourite of Mother&Baby's shopping editor. The different height settings allow it to grow with your baby, while the design fits right up to your table so your baby can feel part of family mealtimes.
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Fill 'N Squeeze Baby Food Pouch Filler Starter Pack, £17.99, mothercare.com

Make your own baby food and purees and then use this device to fill up pouches so you can easily freeze food or carry it around with you.
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Tommee Tippee Explora Baby Food Blender, £14.99, argos.co.uk

This neat little blender makes a great budget option when making baby purees. Use it to blend fruit and vegetables into smooth purees or a slightly chunkier texture. It comes with two speed settings and has a pulse action so you're in total control.
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Car Snack Pot (2 Pack), £4.99, mothercare.com

A handy car-shaped pot to keep snacks in when you're out and about. Keep it tucked in your change bag.
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Babymel Food Bag Insulated Lunch Bag, £9.95, happybags.co.uk

Ideal for long travel journeys where you want to keep baby food cool, we love the cute designs on this lunch bag.
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Doidy Cup, £3.99, kiddicare.com

Specially angled to help your toddler learn to drink from an open-topped cup, the Doidy cup lets children see the contents of the cup without thrusting their heads forward and downwards.
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Fresh Food Feeder, £3, munchkin.com

Reduce the risk of your baby choking on foods by placing them in this special mesh feeder. It means your baby can chew on foods such as cucumber, apples or pears through the net without you having to peel them. Ideal if your baby is teething and wants something to chew on.
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OXO Tot Divided Plate, £8.17, amazon.co.uk

Toddlers and young children often like to keep each type of food separate on their plate, and this dish will help with that.
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Tommee Tippee Sippee Cup, £3.99, tommeetippee.co.uk

Designed for use from 4 months, this small sippy cup with a 150ml capacity, is the perfect choice for your baby's first sips.
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Red Kite Feed Me Compact Highchair, £32, mothercare.com

This is a practical and bargain-priced highchair, with a padded wipe-clean seat (always useful), flip-up tray and a handy foot rest. Folds up nice and small for storage too.
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