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I would really like to make Elli homemade baby food. Never did this with my sons. However, there appears to be many more makers out there than 8 and 10 years ago. I know that I have about 4 more months until I need to give her real food. However, every once in a while I will see some on sale so I am thinking it would not be too early to buy one. Anyone have a really good recommendation. I will be working full time, have two kids in separate activities (soccer and swimming), helping them with homework, etc., so lots of time is not an option. I know if it becomes too hard I will just give up (not good - but honest). I really am looking for one that cooks and purees in the same bowl Anyone with recommendations - I would love to hear.
I had the Baby Breza on my registry but never received it. I believe it costs about $100, but IMHO, the fact that it steams and purees in the same container is priceless to me. I am also intent on homemade baby food. Both the priced of jarred food and the thought of all of the chemicals that Morgan would be getting from it make me sick. I know there are a couple other systems out there but I don't know much about them. I was looking at the Baby Bullet at Walmart the other day, but that is $60. I figure I might as well spend the extra $40 and get something that goes from start to finish. I'm sure I can use a 20% off coupon at Babies R Us and get the Brezza for $80.
I made baby food for both my girls. With my oldest I just used a smoothie blender and it worked good. With my middle one I got a regular bullet and use it and it worked great. Plus I use it for other stuff so its not just for baby food. I make ice cubes with the food and store it in ziplock bags in the freezer. I also have a squeezy maker for when they got older. My 4 1/2 year old still loves the squeezies.
I have a Baby Brezza that I got as a gift. I had never heard of it, and when I saw that it was 100 bucks I about choked. But it is great! It steams the food first (if you want) and then automatically purees afterwards. I love that feature! Or if you want to just steam some veggies for yourself you can do that too. Or steam them to make them soft for when baby has a few teeth. It will also cook meat, but I always would cook the meat on the stove and then put it in to blend it. It's pretty awesome! It also comes with a few recipes of what is good to blend together.
I loved my Beaba Babycook Original. Now that I have two kids, I wanted an upgrade. I just bought the Beaba Babycook Pro - it can hold and steam twice as much in the basket. It steams and blends in one bowl. Can't wait to use it!
I made all of Anna's baby food, but I could not wrap my head around paying $100+ for something I would only use for a few months. I already had a Kitchenaid blender, which is awesome. I used a pot on the stove and the blender. Definitely not the all in one you're looking for, but it was free considering I already had everything I used and it was super easy.
I still have the food processor I used to make my first's baby food. With singular vegetables or fruits, I would just make a larger batch and freeze in ice cube trays, so easy. Just thaw in the fridge a few hours before feeding. When they got a little older I used it to puree whole meals like spaghetti and meatballs and freeze those, too. This time around I think I'm going to go the baby led weaning route, it seems a lot easier.
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I was just reading reviews for the top rated processors on pureelove Baby Food Blender Reviews - Puree Love I'm going to end up getting the cuisinart in the next day or two. I like that it can warm bottles too, so I can get more use out of it when baby is little!