Hi everyone, my son is 5.5 mos old and his enjoying some tastes of food but we're gearing up for the real integration of solids next month. So far, I ordered the Stokke Steps high chair (anyone love/hate while it's still returnable?) and a baby spoon. Are there any other MUST-haves for this phase? We live in an NYC apartment and I don't like to have extra stuff around if it's not essential or if I can hold off on the purchase for now. Thanks!

  • Serrafina
    May 21, 2017

    I got Stokke Tripp Trapp chairs for each of my children and have never regretted it for a second. They easily convert to chairs for larger kids or adults when you need more seating and are extremely well constructed.

  • Christine
    May 21, 2017

    We used the $20 IKEA high chair, so I don't know about this one. It looks like the footrest would be nice. IKEA is great for baby/toddler stuff. We used their smock bibs. We did baby led weaning and let my son feed himself starting with avocado and pieces of banana, so a good bib was important. The kid's plates and bowls are stackable too.

  • Mrs. C
    May 21, 2017

    I would add some silicone bibs to the list and some kind of sippy cup to introduce water if you haven't already

  • Thanh
    May 21, 2017

    Stokke Tripp Trapp is great! We love that it can be a forever chair. Heck, I still sit in it sometimes! I also agree with silicone soft bib and a good non-breakable bowl and plate.

  • Melissa
    May 21, 2017

    I work at a Montessori school in the infant/toddle program and the infants go from bottle to a non-sippy cup. We use shot glasses because they are thicker glass and just the right size. 18 months and up use mason brand jam jars for cups. Their utensils are just cocktail versions of metal adult forks and spoon. They were purchased at IKEA. As for the highchair the children that are sitting up and feeding selves are at a tiny wooden table and little wooden chairs. They also use tiny ceramic plates for their food

  • Melody
    May 21, 2017

    I don't know about this particular chair, but I didn't like hashing any high chair...I preferred a Bumbo when they were really little and then a booster seat with a tray that straps to a regular chair. I felt like it took up less space, and the baby was still able to join us at the table.

  • Jim
    May 21, 2017

    We have the Stokke Steps and it's ok. We don't love it. It's probably not worth paying so much more than you do with other chairs. It would be nice to be able to raise and lower it to different table levels. It's also hard to clean the tray thoroughly without getting water inside, where you can't get it thoroughly out. I've been thinking about replacing it (after a little more than a year of use) for peace of mind. :)

  • Deena
    May 22, 2017

    Bowls that stick to the counter have saved me many times and I used the Bumkins bibs. My baby was irritated with the stiffness of the silicon bibs. I also went with an Inglesina Chair over the Stokke. It's a huge space saver and you can travel with it. our daughter sits at the table with us when we eat. I think she's learned better table manners from watching us.

  • Insley
    May 24, 2017

    I have a 4 year old graco. It comes with two washable covers and it folds down and seriously fits in a 6 inch wide space! I am so glad i saved it!