Amazon Vetted- The Best Eating and Drinking Gear
Clip on High Chair
Not everyone is a fan of clip-on high chairs, but I love ours. It saves space, and that's worth it to me. I will say the drawbacks are that it's not easy to wipe down to clean. But I have a high threshold for dirty, so it didn't bother me too much. It runs around $69.
When my toddler was learning how to scoop up things to eat, this curved-edge plate was very helpful. The suction to the table also helped tremendously. $16.
Steal High Chair
If you want a cheap, easy to clean, small footprint high chair, the Ikea option is it. It's hugely popular for this reason. It's expensive on amaxon, around $50. But if you're willing to brave the purgatory that is Ikea, it's only $20 in the store. Get it on amazon here if your time is worth more than your money:
If you don't mind plastic, these bowls are fantastic. They stick to the table, and let me tell you, that will become invaluable when your toddler is learning how to eat. These are about $6 for the set.
Splurge High Chair
If you want a high chair that can be wiped down, I strongly recommend this one. Stokee is known for it's "grow with your child" design. This high chair can be used at 6 months, but then transitions to a booster seat for your toddler. The best part is that it can be pulled directly up to the table, which helps kids feel like they're more grown up. It's not cheap, around $250, but for its longevity, it may be worth it.
We didn't use this for a very long time, primarily because my toddler is a giant. But, if you do have a shorty, this booster seat is fantastic. No-slip bottom, and easy to clean. This one is round $39.
After MUCH searching, I hate to admit it, but these really are the best sippy cups. They're so cheap that you won't stress if you lose one. They honestly don't leak. And when they start to get gross, you can buy a new pack. Under $3 for a set.
You might think you want or need a cloth bib, but you would be wrong. Those you have to wash. In the washing machine. Ain't nobody got time for that. Use one of these and rinse them off every night in the sink. Thank me later. $12 for a two pack.
These are the ONLY thing either of my kids tolerated while teething. Put some frozen fruit inside and let them gnaw safely. The only problem is they get a little gross on the inisde, but I've yet to find anything better. $7 for a two pack
Stainless Steel Sippy Cup
There was a time when I was really obsessed with finding a stainless steel sippy cup. This is the best option out of those. But as I said about the "take and toss" cups, those are just frankly better. Easier for my toddler to drink out of, and easier for me not to care about. But if stainless steel is important to you, this one is it.
With all things food-related, I pretty much trust OXO. And this spoon is no exception. We have about 10 spoons and every time, without fail, I grab for this one. $5.
This is one of those "if you're going to touch it every day, you better love it" categories. Get a good bottle cleaner, because you're going to touch this thing a lot. And you'll definitely need the nipple cleaner. This set is around $12.