I have been excited to write this post as I have loved making all of Logan’s baby food! I also had no idea how many of you would be interested in what I use and the process until I started sharing on Stories. The star of the show, however, has to be my Beaba Babycook baby food maker…it steams and puree’s all in one and in about 15 minutes or less! I wish I knew about it while pregnant and to put it on my registry because it is a bit pricey ($150) and sadly you can’t use a coupon on it at Bed Bath & Beyond (tried though). With that all being said, it is still one of the best purchases we have made since Logan was born.
A few questions have come in along the way on how exactly to use it, so I made a (bootleg) video that hopefully will help! I am no YouTube/video expert, I simply recorded this on my iPhone which was propped up on a few boxes on top of Logan’s highchair, just to paint you a picture haha.
Still trying to figure out how to combine these videos, but in the mean time hang in there with me and watch two…
Our food storage + feeding must haves…
Glass Baby Food Storage Containers – These are 4oz jars and also are available in primary colors. You get 12 to an order and I absolutely love them. I made the switch form plastic a few years ago and use glass for all our food storage. These are great because you can put the puree in hot and not worry about chemicals, pop into the freezer or the fridge and easily grab and go and take with you when out and about.
1.5oz Silicone Freezer Tray – This size is great when first starting your baby out on solids. Each section will hold 1.5oz. I will pour the puree into here, freeze and then transfer to individual glass storage containers or a larger one and pop back in freezer. As your kids get older, these can also be used for color and shape sorting, creating a snack bento box, honestly the options are endless.
2.5oz Silicone Freezer Tray – This is my most used freezer tray. The 2.5oz is the perfect serving size for Logan these days.
OXO Tot Roll-Up Bib – BEST BIB EVER!!! When it comes to feeding, I love this bib. The silicone, cupped bottom catches everything, but also makes it super easy to wipe down and clean in between uses.
Munchkin 360 Trainer Cup – We went through our fair share of sippy cups until we found one that worked. So many leaked and what I love about this style is it actually teaches them the concept of sipping from a cup like an adult. I was confused how the water came out at first, so gave it a try and surprisingly Logan has no issues using it and seems to love it and always reaches for it and does it on his own.
Feeding Spoons – We use this set the most by far. They have a longer handle for feeding and seem to be the most popular amongst babies.
NumNum GOOtensils – I picked these up about a month or so ago as I was researching utensils to help them learn how to feed themselves. They come with a stage one and stage two in each pack and also a great use as a teether!
Beaba Babycook – Chatted all about this above, but listing it out here to keep everything in one place.
Here are a few go-to recipe ideas we have been doing…