A new mom sent me a post about making baby food – who what where when why and how.
Well let me start off by saying that I enjoy making baby food! It was almost addicting! However, I was not creative with it. I made lots of variety of fruits and veggies, and when I could I added in some rice or potatoes or pasta and made sure my daughter got what she needed…
The Baby Bullet and the Baby Cook are two well known baby food processors that you can buy out there. I got the Bullet! It is much less expensive than the Baby Cook, but is missing the steaming feature which ended up being something I really wish I had!
In the beginning when your baby is only eating small amounts per meal – this is perfect. I loved using it. I loved that it came with small serving cups that are easy to store in the fridge, and bring around with you. It came with a “batch bowl” and smaller cups to make smaller amounts of food. You’re also provided with a tray for the freezer so you can make more food, and store it in cube sized portions in the freezer.
I started feeding Rachel solids at 4 ½ months. These “cube sized portions” were great for her! I put a cube of rice and a cube of veggies and mixed it together. She would be full! However, as she got older and started eating a LOT, it became useless to me! The batchbowl became the small portion, and lasted only a week. The smaller cups lasted for a day or two. And I completely stopped using the cube trays as it just wasn’t enough! I was making baby food every week. And let me tell you, once their eating a variety of fruits and veggies, it can take all day to make baby food.
(1) clean, peel and cut the fruit/veggie
(2) steam each fruit/veggie separately
(3) using water, puree the fruit/veggie in the bullet
(4) put into storage containers
By the time Rachel was 6 months, I was already done with the Bullet and using the blender for everything. It took the same amount of time, but I could make months worth of food in the same amount of time! Also, I bought a ton of small Tupperware from the dollar store, and labels, and I make combinations of foods in portion size that can go in the freezer, fridge or microwave.
I did very much enjoy the Baby Bullet Recipe and Nutritional Guide that came with it. It had lots of important information about allergies, choosing the right fruits and vegetables and what to serve when and how to make the perfect puree. It also served as a Journal purpose to keep track of what you have fed your baby and when so you can look back if you notice any reactions. This was the best part of the Baby Bullet!
End result: I would no longer recommend the Baby Bullet, but rather a food processor, or if you’re willing to spend the money – perhaps the Baby Cook…?
Have your own reviews about making baby food, The Baby Bullet, or the Baby Cook?