There are three things that are a must in baby food making. One is either a food processor or a blender. The second is a steamer and I have to say I love mine.
I got this from amazon not too long ago and it's awesome. I have never owned a steamer before and wow...it makes some fabulously easy and healthy side dishes!
The third thing you need is something to freeze it in. I found these Mumi and Bubi trays to be the best. They are super flat and hold 21oz of baby food a piece. I put my homemade goodness in them, freeze them, then pop them out into a freezer bag. Awesome.
Do not buy this.....
It is a horrible, terrible product that will waste your time, space and money. The lids don't stay on, there aren't enough to even make one food much less a whole meals worth, they crack easily, and you can't just pop the food out once frozen.
The rest of my favorite things apply to anyone whether you make your own or you buy premade. I seemed to have a hard time finding a dish with separated sides. Sometimes baby food tastes better one on one, no? I ended up finding this OXO plate. It has a lid and also a handy dandy place to scrape off the spoon so you don't have dripage.
I also purchased these boon spoons which are super helpful, but have a couple of downsides as well.
You can easily fit 4oz of baby food in these. They make for super easy one hand feeding on the go, but you better bring napkins. They tend to splatter. I squeeze it out using my hand as a shield first so I don't splatter it everywhere. Also, the food hole is in the back of the spoon and sometimes it's hard for the baby to get the whole spoon in his mouth which leads to dripage. With that said...this is what I use when I go out. I haven't found anything better.
My favorite sippy cup so far is this Dr. Browns one. I use their bottles as well so I may be biased.
I like this one because I could remove the handles. My 7 month old has no idea how to hold handles, but a bottle....he can do that. I took off the handles and now he can drink water by himself. Score.
This last item is a MUST have. Seriously!
You can just rinse these Bumkins bibs in the sink or wipe them off and use them for the next feeding. Forget those stupid cloth ones! They stain, must be machine washed, and are a waste of money. I have three of these plastic bibs and probably could have gotten away with just two. I love them.
Ok, I hope that's helpful! What are your favorite products?
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