It’s been a while since I featured anything food or weaning related, even though I’ve been weaning baby Nia for the past few months. However you choose to wean your child (there’s traditional, baby-led, and a mix of the two), there are some rather cool buys out there both on the practical and food front. Each month, I’ll be rounding up a cool weaning and food related buys for babies and toddles. For this first one, there’s some old favourites mixed in to kickstart it.
I’ve owned a Beaba Babycook Blender (see my review) for a couple of years and love it for its steaming, defrosting, and blending capabilities, but the price has risen from around Â£60 to Â£90! Whether it’s for pureed, lumpy, or just healthy mini meals, I love chucking everything in and coming back to it almost ready to go. But it’s a bit pricey now and probably an investment suited if you’re going to have more than one child. At the other end of the price spectrum is The Wean Machine (Â£19.99 and previously featured here), another hot favourite here at BG. Rather than cooking up ‘special’ food for your tot, you can mash any cooked or soft food by squeezing the handles together, with the food gathering into the integral bowl for an exact portion. Obviously no steaming, blending, or defrosting going on here, but if you already have other gadgets, or they’re eating the same food as you, you’re quids in. If you eat food with a lot of spice, you might not want your baby eating the same as you though…
long sleeved bibs
We have a couple from John Lewis (Â£5.95 each) that are very hard wearing (the star one pictured is reduced to Â£2.95) but for rough and ready, nowhere beats Ikea for value with their packs of 2 Barnslig Rand versions for Â£3.99, especially when you’re in the messy phase and have to keep chucking them in the wash or wiping down.