30 Best Baby Plates, Cups, Bowls & Utensils

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Bring more fun to your child’s mealtimes with these clever food-related utensils and feeding tools. Whether you have a new eater or a super picky one, these are the plates, placemats, snack containers, baby spoons and more that can will keep kids interested and reduce messes during snacks and meals.


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Austin Baby Collection: Silicone Bento Box

$25 BUY NOW

Food-grade silicone in sophisticated colors with sweet prints make the Austin Baby Collection stand out. Bring a bento box for a variety of snacks on-the-go, or a snack bowl that minimizes messes with a smart extra lid kids can reach their hands into. Pop on the flat lid and now you can store this bowl in the fridge. The bowl collapses too, for easy stacking in your cabinet. Adjustable bibs and foldable placemats round out this silicone collection of baby and toddler must-haves. All the pieces are easy to keep clean and dishwasher-safe.


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Silicone Suction Snack Plate

$20 BUY NOW

Have a snack on the wild side with LouLou LOLLIPOP's new Born to Be Wild tableware collection. Suction snack plates (in cute animal designs like this elephant) and bowls stay put despite kids' best efforts, and animal-themed infant feeding spoons and learning spoon and fork sets encourage little ones to take another bite. The line is made from soft silicone and designed for kids from 4 months to 5 years old.


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NumNum PreSpoons GOOtensils

$13 BUY NOW

Give your child more eating independence with these pre-spoons from NumNum. The stage 1 spoon gives babies a tiny taste, as well as a textured surface that's soothing to sore gums. The stage 2 spoon helps kids pick up solids and blended foods. Both are made from silicone and feature a grippy ridged design that helps little ones grasp the handle. Free of BPA, PVC, lead and pthalates, these will be a favorite at mealtimes.


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Ola Baby Training Fork and Spoon Set

$17 BUY NOW

Fans of Olababy's spoons (see below) will love that they've added a training fork to their collection. Like the spoon, the fork has a silicone coating and is ergonomically designed for self-feeding, which give your child independence and develop dexterity and fine motor skills. The tines of the fork are sharp enough to spear foods while protecting gums and teeth. Comes in a set with a training spoon.


Bamboozle Kids

$25 BUY NOW

Watch your child gobble up veggies to see a smiling animal staring up at them, or find the colorful words written on the sailboat, fire engine or bulldozer. These five-piece sets (plate, bowl, cup, spoon, fork) are made from one of our favorite kid-safe materials: bamboo. The bamboo fiber in this set is durable, dishwasher-safe and biodegradable.


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Lalo First Bites

$35 BUY NOW

Lalo makes it easy to introduce solids to your baby with these two great sets. The First Bites Full Kit ($62; above) contains a suction bowl, suction plate, lidded up with straw, two spoons and two bibs. The smaller set, First Bites Starter Kit, comes with the bowl, cup and two spoons. Each set is available in sage green, pink and blue. All the pieces are made from silicone, which is soft on gums and safe for teething. They can go in the microwave and the dishwasher's top rack for easy prep and cleaning.


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Olababy Silicone Cup with Lid Straw

$18 BUY NOW

We love this cup to help teach independent drinking. It's made from 100% silicone, so it's non-slip for little hands and gentle on teeth and gums. There's a weighted base to keep it from tipping over. Once your child has mastered sipping, remove the straw and lid to work on drinking from an open cup. The cup is translucent, so you and your child can see how much liquid is left. And there are measurement indicators along the outside, in both ounces and millileters. Monitor your child's liquid intake, use it as a measuring cup, and teach older kids about measurement units. Comes in mint and coral.


Ahimsa Stainless Steel Set

$64 BUY NOW

Stainless steel is a great alternative to plastic. These shiny cups, bowls, plates and cutlery are nontoxic, eco-friendly and free of things you don't want in your child's body, such as BPA, PVC, phthalates and lead. They come in three colors that won't chip, peel or leach harmful chemicals into your food: rainbow (shown above), iridescent blue, and classic silver. These fun mealtime tools are sized right for small hands and will grow with your child through toddlerhood and beyond.


Bamboozle Things That Go Meal Sets

$25 BUY NOW

The new Tiny Footprint collection from Bamboozle is built for kids who love things that go. Each set comes with a cup, bowl, plate, and fork and spoon in colorful shapes. We like that the bowl and plates have deep crevices to help beginner eaters scoop out their food effectively. All products are sustainable, biodegradable, dishwasher safe and made with material called Astrik. Choose from themes: firefighters, shipmates, barnyard or construction.


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Grabease Spoon

$15 BUY NOW

These grabease spoons have a built-in barrier to prevent choking, so kids can start using them for eating as early as 6 months old. This set is made from food-grade silicone, so it doubles as a teether for kids as young as 3 months. Available in gray, pink and teal, the spoon's handles are short and rounded for an ergonomic fit in little hands.


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ezpz Mini Feeding Set

$35 BUY NOW

Encourage self-feeding with this toddler-size fork and spoon set. Both are narrow to better fit a toddler's mouth with a strong nylon head and non-slip silicone handle that's easy to grip. Bumps inform your child where the head of the fork and spoon end for sensory awareness. The set comes in lots of fun colors including lime green and coral. Recommended for kids 12+ months.


Miniware Sip and Snack Set

$36 BUY NOW

The Sip & Snack set from Miniware encourages independent eating while minimizing spills. It includes a snack bowl with a suction foot that keeps the bowl on your high chair or table. Just detach the suction foot when your child no longer needs it. The training cup grows with your child and allows them to drink in three different ways: Younger kids can sip from the silicone straw, which is soft and comfortable on sore gums and teeth. Remove the straw but keep on the non-drip lid and your child can learn to drink through a spout. Once they've mastered that, remove the lid and your child can drink straight from the cup.


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Dr. Brown's Bowl and Spoon Set

$19 BUY NOW

If you're out and about but still want the convenience of no-mess meals with food you bring from home, turn to Dr. Brown's new travel bowl and spoon. The bowl features two compartments that lock shut with the toddler spoon easily snapping into the spoon holder. Open one compartment of the bowl at a time or snap the whole lid off for easy access. Both are BPA-free and top dishwasher-rack safe.


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Thinkbaby No Slip Suction Plate

$18 BUY NOW

Sturdy suction keeps this 100% food-grade-silicone plate on the high chair or table while baby eats. Free of BPA, BPS, lead, PET, phthalates, PVC and biologically harmful chemicals, this cute and clever plate can be used in the freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher. Thinkbaby (yep, the same company that makes the kids sunscreen you love) gives proceeds from sales of this plate to Save the Whales. There are three other styles to choose from: yellow monkey (proceeds go to World Wildlife Fund), green elephant (The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee) and orange dog (Animal Welfare Institute).


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Olababy Baby's First Spoon (set of 2)

$15 BUY NOW

Olababy has two spoons designed for early eaters. The Feeding Spoon allows for easy scooping, cutting and slicing and has a suction base so it stands upright to keep it clean. The Training Spoon encourages self-feeding and is great for baby-led weaning. It's ergonomically designed for baby's hands, flexible, and stands upright when not in use. Both spoons are made of food-grade silicone and are dishwasher safe. You can purchase a two-pack with both spoons or two-packs of the same spoons.


SkipHop Easy-Grab Bowls

$10 BUY NOW

If you're new to solids, turn to SkipHop. This fall the beloved brand released their first line of infant feeding essentials, which is a great place to start if you don't know what exactly to buy. Highlights include easy-feed spoons, easy-grab bowls, formula to food containers, easy-prep food press set (think making solid foods like avocado or steamed carrots mushy) and much more. Bon appétit!


Earlywood Handmade Wooden Spoons

$17 BUY NOW

Skip the plastic spoons in favor of these handmade hardwood spoons that come in both baby and toddler sizes. The baby spoon has a narrow width for easier feeding and holding, while the toddler spoon is longer and has a rounded, wider handle. Both come in four beautiful wood types (ebony, hard maple, bloodwood and jatoba) and can be engraved with your child's name. Buy for your babe and friends' kids; it makes an excellent baby gift and a family heirloom to treasure. Added bonus: You can also use the spoons for sauces, honey and much more.


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ezpz First Foods Set

$38 BUY NOW

The First Foods Set from ezpz is designed to help children learn to eat solids and feed themselves, while limiting the mess that can cause. The silicone spoon is narrow to fit in baby's mouth with a short, round handle that little hands can hold easily. The silicone cup has a weighted base to reduce the chance of spills. And the bowl suctions to your high chair or table to prevent spills. Lightweight and compact, it comes with a reusable bag so you can bring it along to restaurants and on trips.


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bbluv Food Container

$14 BUY NOW

The double-insulated stainless-steel walls of the bblüv Foöd thermal food container keeps its contents warm for 6 hours or cold for 8 hours, and the clever design is leak-proof so you can pack soups, sauces or other liquids. The wide opening makes the container easy to fill, eat from, and clean afterwards. It comes with an integrated foldable spoon and the lid can be used as a bowl or cup, so you have everything you need in a small, light package. Choose from a lime-colored hedgehog or aqua owl.


Marcus and Marcus Rocket Spoon

$8 BUY NOW

Blast off to easier feeding with this cleverly shaped silicone food-dispensing spoon that doles out baby food one bite at a time. Just load up the Marcus & Marcus Rocket Silicone Baby Dispensing Feeding Spoon with pureed baby food, hold it to your baby’s mouth, and squeeze. Voilà: one-handed feeding. Soon kids will be squishing their own breakfast into their mouth.


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Summer Silicone Bib

$11 BUY NOW

You won't believe the amount of food dropped, dripped and dribbled when you start feeding your baby solids. This silicone bib from Summer comes with a generous silicone pocket that attempts to catch it all and is easy to rinse out and clean.


Boon Pulp Mesh Feeder

$12 BUY NOW

Let your baby try their hand at feeding with Boon's answer to mesh feeders. Fill the Pulp silicone teething feeder with squishy fruit or steamed veggies and your tiny diner can gnaw on them and get nourishment through tiny holes. You'll love that it's easy to clean and even goes in the dishwasher. Baby will love that it's easy to grasp and super soothing when they're teething.


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ezpz Placemat

$26 BUY NOW

Also from ezpz, the Happy Mat will make your baby and you smile. This silicone placemat and plate in one keeps foods separated (a big deal for some children) and stays in one place on the table thanks to a suction feature. It's dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.


Baby Brezza

$199 BUY NOW

So you want to be a baby-food chef? It's way easier than you think with the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker Deluxe, a compact, all-in-one countertop appliance that can steam-cook, blend and create pouches of purees.


Munchkin Go Folding Placemat

$15 BUY NOW

Munchkin's Go Folding Placemat comes in both pink and blue. The silicone mat sticks to any table and has a rim to keep liquid spills and rolling berries contained. When mealtime is over, simply fold it up and snap it shut before you take it to the kitchen to ensure you don't leave a trail of crumbs and drips on the way. Also great to toss in your diaper bag for meals at restaurants.


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B.Box Straw and Bowl Combo

$14 BUY NOW

Is it a spoon or a straw? It’s both! This bowl and straw combo from b.box works great with liquid-y, slurp-able food babies and tots love, like cereal, yogurt, smoothies and soup. Bonus: It comes with a special snack top so you can use it for taking dry cereal or crackers on your outings.


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Marcus and Marcus Silicone Amusemat

$17 BUY NOW

This food-grade silicone rubber placemat and plate from Marcus & Marcus is a whimsical wonderland where you and your child can make broccoli climb stairs and pasta slide into the pool. With this on the table, you can keep a toddler occupied or help a picky eater get more comfortable with trying foods on their plate. Comes in five colors: yellow, red, pink, purple and green.


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OXO Tot Grape Cutter

$11 BUY NOW

Grapes are a perfect baby snack—fun for tiny fingers to grasp; sweet and easy to chew. But you have to quarter them up to prevent choking, a task that will start to drive you crazy around, oh, grape number 1,274. The OXO Tot Grape Cutter takes some of the work out of the equation, and you can also use it on pitted olives and grape tomatoes.


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Marcus and Marcus Nonslip Silicone Placemat

$14.50 BUY NOW

Let your child bring a favorite animal friend to the table with this sweet dining set from Marcus & Marcus, consisting of an animal-themed spoon, collapsible bowl with lid, and feeding spoon, all made from sturdy silicone. The food container collapses to fit into your diaper bag, and the spoon is soft on sore gums. Comes in a number of brightly colored animal prints.


Munchkin Snack Container (set of 2)

$6 BUY NOW

Toddlers love to dive into this snack container. Its soft flaps give easy access to snacks but won’t spill them when it falls over or gets thrown around. Handles are easy to grip for small hands, and the top comes off for easy cleaning. Comes in bright blue, green, orange and pink.

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—Julie Seguss & Eva Ingvarson Cerise

 

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