Ready to transition your baby to solid foods? Here’s what you’ll need

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Welcome to In The Know: Milestones, a series for parents, by parents. Hear from experts and learn all about the baby products you need to get through every developmental stage.

Making the switch to solid foods can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. It’s fun to see your little reach this next milestone, but the thought of actually preparing meals for a baby can feel a little scary.

Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. There are supportive communities of parents online that offer helpful advice on all sorts of parenting topics, mealtime included.

Jazmin White runs the popular Instagram account @minimonkeymeals, where she focuses on creating fuss-free meals for children six months and older. She recently shared her favorite products and tips for transitioning your baby to solid foods with In The Know. Check out the video above to get the scoop on her must-haves.

BELLA 7.4 Quart Healthy Food Steamer with 2-Tier Stackable Baskets, $44.75

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This steamer helps make food soft enough for babies to consume while maintaining maximum nutritional value.

Socub Heart Suction Plate, $14.99 (Orig. $17.49)

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This perfectly sized suction plate comes complete with a spoon and fork specially designed for little hands.

bamboo bamboo Baby Toddler Little Lamb Suction Plate, $20.99

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Another cool plate option? This bamboo bamboo design has sections for different food groups and comes in different animal shapes.

SAMiGO Silicone Baby Bibs with Food Catcher for Eating and Feeding, $13.99

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If you want to keep mealtime messes at bay, invest in the silicone bibs. The pocket catches falling food, and the slick material makes cleanup a breeze.

If you liked this story, check out these 5 cute baby-feeding essentials that can help make mealtime less messy.

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