It’s always exciting when babies start to eat solid foods but, as a mom, it can be a bit overwhelming too. I mean, what in the world do you feed a baby?
Fortunately, starting solids isn’t as hard as it sounds. Yes, there are jarred baby food, and pouches, and everything else out there but really, baby food can be very simple. I’m a big fan of just feeding a baby what we are eating as a family. It keeps things simple for everyone and it’s a whole lot cheaper to make your own baby food.
I don’t have a lot of extra time so don’t think that just because I’m making my own baby food I’m spending hours in the kitchen. I usually just grind up whatever we are having for dinner in a baby sized portion.
The Nutribaby from Babymoov makes that process even easier with a built in steamer and a blender for grinding. You can make homemade baby food in minutes while you are cooking dinner for the rest of your family. Easy!
Everything comes together in one unit and the design is stylish enough that it doesn’t look out of place if you just want to give it a permanent home on your kitchen counter. I love the way the cord wraps up on the bottom of the unit so it can stay out of the way when it’s not in use.
On one side of the Nutribaby you have the steamer. This can be adjusted in so many ways depending on how much food your are steaming (or even if you want to use it for something taller like warming up a bottle). I used both baskets making food for the twins but if you want a smaller portion you could just take the top basket off. The lid fits on the top of one or two baskets so it’s really easy to adjust the amount of space you have in the steamer.
On the other side of the steamer you have the blending unit. I love having everything in one unit. As soon as your food is steamed you can just transfer it to the blender and process it to the consistency that you want for your baby. The blending button is right in the handle on the blender. The directions that come with the Nutribaby aren’t super clear so it took me a minute to find that but it’s really convenient having the control in the handle because you can really pay attention to how much you are processing the food.
For younger babies you could add a bit of breastmilk, formula, or water to thin out the food a bit. My twins are 8 months old now so I just processed some steamed apples into a chunky applesauce for them. I used 2 apples and ended up with enough for 2 meals for my twins (so 4 meals for one baby). That makes it really affordable to make high quality baby food and you get to control the ingredients.
Babymoov just released a new app that makes it even easier to start solids with your baby. In the app you can find recipes and tips for making it easier to cook for your baby. It’s designed to be fully customizable so it can be a real tool to help you as you start introducing solids to your baby. The app is available now for Android devices and the iOS version is coming soon.
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