We’ve worked hard to create a home that we love, both in the way it functions and the way it makes us feel. Since Lucy, you’ve seen as we’ve turned some rooms upside down, in search of something even cozier, less fussy, warmer. We never want anything in our home to be too precious, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen down the internet rabbit hole, hunting for that durable fabric, the just-right wool rug or the highest rated sound machine. (It’s this one, and there is no other, really.) Anything we bring into our home, if we can help it, has to make us happy. And this applies to how Lucy feels, too!
In her early stages of eating solids, I remember being determined to find baby bowls and sippy cups that were as good to look at as they are functional – and for a decent price. Toddler tabletop items like these are, luckily, becoming increasingly easier to find. But if I had a hard time seeking out these pieces, surely you may have experienced it as well?
Just as we love the dishes we serve dinner on, we want to feel the same way when we pull a bowl or a plate or a snack cup out of the cupboard for Lucy. We want the chair she sits in to eat those meals to be comfortable and safe, but we also want it to look nice, because it’s going to be out in the open all the time.
Throughout our searches, we’ve found the tabletop items that works best for Lucy, and my goodness, we took some testing to get here. We would wholeheartedly recommend every one of the items below, so much so, that we included many of them in the round-ups within this post!
Tip: These teething spoons really helped Lucy get up and running with utensils when she started solids. We transitioned to the toddler set when she turned 1, which we still use. And if all her toddler utensils need washed, we give her a small salad fork, and she rocks it!
If you’re also in this stage of life, we’ve mapped out attractive solutions for eating, drinking and sitting – all in a range of budgets, colors (muted ones, at that!) and styles. We receive countless requests for baby items that look as good as they are practical, and we hope this helps! If there are items you’ve loved or are loving now, please let us know in the comments!