A well-fed baby is generally a happy baby. Breastfeeding, formula feeding, solids – no matter what stage you’re at, having the right tools means you can feel confident your baby or toddler is getting the nourishment they need to thrive. Whether you’re looking for a breast pump to complement your breastfeeding journey, bottles and bottle accessories for a mixed fed or formula fed bub, or handy cutlery for tiny hands as they start to sample solid food, you’ll find it right here. At Baby Bunting we have a massive range of feeding products to help you fill your baby’s tummy.
Eating food is such a big part of our lives, and it can be a major source of stress for parents from infancy through to toddlerhood and beyond! From wondering how much milk your newborn needs through to navigating picky toddler food habits, making sure your little one is getting everything they need to learn, grow, and thrive each and every day can be a real challenge. The right products can help you tackle mealtimes like a seasoned pro.
Our large range of feeding products for babies and toddlers includes:
As a new parent, it can be tricky knowing exactly what is useful to have for each stage of your feeding journey. Here are some considerations to get you started.
Milk is your baby’s first food, and the New Zealand Government’s Infant Feeding Guidelines recommend feeding your baby milk until they are around 6 months old as it meets all of your baby's nutritional requirements.
No matter how you choose to feed your baby in their first 6 months, there are some things that may come in handy. For example, if you’re breastfeeding, you might find it beneficial to have a breast pump available. Breast pumps can help encourage your milk supply if you encounter any challenges, and they can allow you to express breastmilk so you, or someone else, can feed your baby using a cup, syringe, spoon, or bottle if you are unable to feed your baby directly at the breast for any reason.
If you choose to mix feed or formula feed in your baby’s first 6 months, there are many products designed to make your life easier. Handy items can include quality baby bottles, replacement bottle teats, bottle warmers, and sterilisers. Always ensure you follow the guidelines on preparing your baby’s formula and sterilise bottles and teats between uses.
At around 6 months old, your baby’s body goes through some key changes to become ready to eat solid food. Some of these changes you can see, like whether they can sit up with minimal support and are showing interest in food and eating. Other developments aren’t visible, such as their digestive enzymes becoming ready to start handling solid foods. As you introduce new food to your baby, be on the lookout for any allergic reactions.
When you’re starting solid food, you may choose to introduce pureed foods first and graduate to finger foods when your baby has mastered softer textures, or you may prefer to try baby led weaning, where your baby eats a range of appropriately served foods in a variety of textures and shapes from the get-go. Whichever method you choose, opting for nutrient-dense foods is a great idea.
Once your little one is eating solids, it’s time to think about eating on the go! If you’re out and about with your baby or toddler, it’s sometimes hard to make sure you’re home for snack time. Having products like reusable food-safe pouches, bento boxes, or water bottles on hand makes meals on the run easy and stress-free.
Whether you’re about to become a parent for the first time, or you’re shopping for a meal-time master, you’ll love the massive range of feeding products available at Baby Bunting.
Browse our baby feeding products online today!