It’s spring and there are babies everywhere. Baby birds, baby flower buds and baby people! Stock up on these items to give your baby a delicious spring.
Swiss-Designed disposable baby bibs
These adorable disposable bibs come in stylish designs suitable for boys, girls and everyone. They’re tear resistant and recyclable. The generous size, 11-by-9-inches, covers lots of baby frontage and the ties detach from the side of the bib so there are no pieces to lose. They’re part of a line of disposable napkins and table linens with a textile feel designed in Switzerland and made in Italy. $15 for a package of 12 bibs. thenapkinsus.com
Help Your little ones learn to feed themselves
Somewhere along the line your baby decides to grow up and a big step is learning to feed himself. Former Atlanta dad Doug Gonterman saw this with his own little one and mentored by Chaffee Braithwaite of Baby Braithwaite, developed NumNum Pre-Spoon GOOtensils. He calls it a starter utensil for kids. “Somewhere between nine and 15 months, kids want to start feeding themselves, but they don’t have the full range of motion required until they’re about 18 months old. We make it easy for them learn the food-to-mouth motions.” $9.99 for set of two, one for thinner foods and one for thicker. Baby Braithwaite, 3535 Northside Parkway, Atlanta. 404-869-8665. babybraithwaite.com
Bib? Check. Utensil? Check. Now what to eat?
Moms are enjoying “Top 100 Baby Purees” by Annabell Karmel. Rachel Baba of Seed Factory on the Westside says it’s her best-selling cookbook because of its simple and clear advice on weaning your baby and moving on to first solid foods. The book has lots of great tips on nutrition and food allergies, as well as practical advice on freezing and reheating your homemade baby food. $18. Seed Factory, 1100 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-355-2043. http://seedfactoryatlanta.com