Must-Have Baby Items for 6-9 Months

Must-Have Baby Items 6-9 Months

These days we are gearing up for more play, and playing with food, too! While Ashton is still primarily bottle fed, it’s been good to get some feeding essentials on hand for the occasional times when we experiment with fun flavors! If anything, it’s an opportunity to get him into his highchair so we can eat dinner without playing the baby version of “hot potato!”

I remember with Finley, we bought a set of plastic baby spoons and after just one wash, the colors faded and the spoons wore down so fast. Yikes! I wasn’t going to go this route again with Ashton, so I was super excited to find beautiful spoon sets on Amazon! The available colors change frequently, coming in and out of stock, so keep checking back if you love the color set we got, which is called natural and dried thyme!

I know these bowls are going to be a winner as snacks and meals become more common for Ashton! They are silicone which is basically my favorite material for everything (toys, dishes, bottles, etc.). It’s so easy to clean and doesn’t break! The bowls also have a suction bottom, so they won’t go anywhere when baby decides to try to clear off the table himself! They also stack easily for easy storage. And finally, of course I couldn’t resist picking a few different colors! We bought a few in the natural color and a few in the dried thyme to match the spoon set mentioned above! We plan to eventually expand our set with their silicone plates as well.

Another lesson learned the second time around – I hate cloth bibs! They get so stained, dirty, and I felt like I constantly had to keep on the wash to prevent leftover food remnants from growing mold! This round we invested in just one silicone bib and called it a day! While it’s a little bulkier around baby’s neck, it’s so much easier to clean! Ashton doesn’t seem to mind how it feels, either.

If you learn of any theme here, it’s that silicone is overly used in this household! We got rid of most of the baby toys as Finn outgrew them, so we had to pick up some new staples. What’s childhood without stacking rings?! These aren’t your traditional stackers that fit over a center post, which honestly threw me off at first. But after doing some playing, we found out you can stack the rings in all sorts of combinations, which is even more fun! Ashton mostly just loves to chew on them right now!

Ashton has outgrown most of his newborn blankets and swaddles! With the extra-long and rainy Spring, we needed something bigger and also something with some weight to it to keep him warm. This muslin swaddle is so soft, I definitely considered buying one for myself too! If only it came in an adult size…

If you snag any of these goodies, I hope they find just as much use in your home as they have had in ours! Can’t wait to see what the next few months bring with new phases and stages!

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