|Jacob's first try at solid food.|
If you know me well, you know I do my research on almost about everything related babies. I get really obsessed into getting as much information I can before I let Jacob try anything or purchase any product for him. So I read that it's okay to delay introducing solids to your baby and he won't be any different to child who started early or even around 12 months (yes, some parents wait until then). And to be honest, I felt comfortable delaying solids because he was breastfed.
|Jacob at 6 months old. Does he look starving to you?!|
His Lola (Grandma) decided to get him The Baby Bullet from Bed Bath and Beyond. I would have said no to getting it if it weren't on sale that day because Oscar didn't want to get that anyway.
|Our Baby Bullet straight from the store!|
The Baby Bullet works in many ways. You can make a big batch of baby food so you can store the rest in the freezer, then thaw it when your baby is ready to eat them. Or you can make a small batch every meal. There are two different cups for both so you don't have to wash so many things when you make food for your little one. It also comes with two blades, one regular one and one milling blade that turns rice, oats, and whole grains into freshly made cereal.
When I first used The Baby Bullet, I had to carefully read the manual because I was afraid I'd break it. I advise you to do the same should you get it. It's not an ordinary blender. There are special ways to puree the food, there's a pulse blend feature or a continious blend that you'd have to learn how to do because there are no buttons! So I say read the darn manual!
The first thing I made for Jacob was organic apple puree. Check out Jacob's reaction to his first taste of apple puree! Glad I captured this moment on film.
And where would you store all the fresh and yummy goodness that you've made using The Baby Bullet? Why on the special Date Dial Storage Cups, of course!
|Aren't they adorable?!|
|Oh, please don't mind the mess in the back! But this is how I made his food.|
It's also pretty easy to clean especially if you have a dishwasher at home. Manually, it's not a problem either because everything comes apart so you don't have to squeeze your fingers inside the cups and blades.
Making home-made baby food was so easy for us with The Baby Bullet. I can make a whole week's worth of baby food under 5 minutes (not counting the cleaning and peeling of the fruits/veggies of course!). And it certainly made feeding time easy for us. So yes, I'm pretty glad Lola got us The Baby Bullet for Christmas. It saved us money from buying jarred baby food and gave Jacob the best start in solids by making him fresh home-made baby food.
If you're in the Philippines and you're interested in getting The Baby Bullet for your baby, I've seen them being sold at True Value and online. I believe I saw some Groupon site (I'm not sure which one) offering a discount for it. If I remember correctly, they're priced at P2,500 here.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
What was the first solid food your baby had and during what month?
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