Searching for the best feeding supplies and feeding techniques for your baby? Peekaboo has got you covered with a selection of affordably priced items as well as tips and tricks on getting your newborn fed.
What are the baby feeding products?
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer variety of baby feeding tools available on the market today. Essentially, there are two types: ones for the baby to use, and ones for the parents (especially the mother) to use. While newborns require relatively few feeding products, babies’ needs evolve as they grow older, and they require more products at meal time, such as plates, cups, cutlery, and more.
How to feed your newborn
You may have heard that breast feeding is the best option for your child’s health, and if you are one of those parents who are able to stick to the natural stuff without using formula, that’s great news! However, it is important to keep in mind that formula-fed babies are also healthy babies—what matters more is that your newborn is fed properly, meaning once every two to three hours. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Get the baby somewhere quiet, with minimal distractions. Whether feeding via breast or bottle, your baby will have a much easier time if they are not distracted by loud noises or other people in the room.
Step 2: Either cross-cradle your baby for breastfeeding, or otherwise ensure that your baby’s head is supported for bottle-feeding. If breastfeeding, the baby should latch on relatively quickly, but if they don’t, it’s important to be patient and not stress out yourself or the baby.
Step 3: Once your baby shows signs of being full and is done feeding, make sure to burp them before laying them back down, so as to remove any extra air they may have swallowed during their feeding.
What are the baby feeding brands?
Peekaboo’s selection of feeding essentials includes breast pumps by top brands like Haakaa and Medela, as well as milk storage bags by Lancinoh and Me & Mommy and Organic Mother’s Milk tea bags, all designed for breast feeding mothers. If you’re looking for other feeding utensils such as baby bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups, weaning and feeding spoons, as well as toddler forks and knives, you can’t go wrong with Tommee Tippee or Munchkin. You’ll also find booster chairs by Jikel for babies who are learning to eat on their own.
Other baby feeding needs include bottle sterilizers and warmers by brands like Dr Brown’s, as well as disinfectant sprays by the likes of Milton.
Mothers who opt for formula will also find great variety here, with brands like Aptamil, Cow & Gate, Liptomil, and Nestle, as well as Organix brand rice cakes and cereals.
What should we pay attention to when choosing baby feeding tools according to age?
The major difference between newborns and older kids isn’t just their feeding frequency—it’s also the number of feeding accessories they require. Older kids tend to need more tools such as bottles, sippy cups, and weaning spoons as they grow older. Most products for babies will list the appropriate age group on the packaging itself, so it’s best to use that as a guide when making a decision.
How do I choose a baby bottle?
When it comes to baby bottles, size matters—you don’t want something that’s going to be clunky and too big for your baby’s little hands, but you also don’t want something that’s too small or has small enough parts that it could potentially be a choking hazard. Your best bet is to experiment with different sizes and shapes of bottles to see which one your baby loves best.
Which material is best for baby feeding?
Whether it’s a sippy cup or other baby dishes and utensils you’re looking to buy, it’s best to opt for spill-proof and plastic designs, as they won’t break or cause a big mess once they fall on the ground.
Ready to get started shopping for baby feeding supplies? Let Peekaboo help you invest in the right products for the right age group to help make meal time even more enjoyable for your precious one.