We didn’t start Lincoln on solids until he was 7 months old and now, thankfully, he’s eating like a champ! He’s eating fruits, veggies, meats, Cheerios and eggs, so we’ve made a ton of progress.
The infant room at our daycare doesn’t provide food until babies are in the toddler rooms, so we’ve been packing a lunch and snacks for Lincoln daily. He was doing great with purees for a couple of months (read my post on making purees here) but then he started to refuse them. Once he got a taste of “real food” he got over the purees really quickly.
Though he’s fully eating solids, there are still some foods we need to soften, like veggies. Baby Brezza ($106 here) sent me their glass baby food maker for consideration recently and by the time I got it, Lincoln was over purees and I was kind of bummed that I wouldn’t be able to use it for that. But then I realized that the Baby Brezza was actually much easier/more convenient to use than steaming veggies over the stove because you literally add your food, water, press a button, and walk away. It was the perfect way to soften food to include with his daycare lunch without having to constantly monitor it.
The Baby Brezza can make purees too (simply steam and then puree in the same glass compartment) but I love that it can steam something with little effort on my part. I also love that the steaming container is glass since we always heat food in glass only. Some of the foods we send to daycare include:
CHICKEN BREAST, CUT UP INTO SMALL PIECES
FRUIT (APPLES, CANTALOUPE, RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, BANANA, ETC)
STEAMED VEGGIES (CARROTS, GREEN BEANS, PEAS, ETC)
Looking back, I wish I had had this product from the very start. It’s easy and convenient to just toss everything into the glass container and have the Baby Brezza steam and puree it for you. No transferring from the stove to drain the water out and then pouring it all into a blender.
While I wouldn’t say this is a must-have (because there are other ways to make baby food with things you may already have in your kitchen), it’s something I would feel comfortable spluring on if you intend to make your own baby food. Anything that saves time and does things in one container with one push of a button is registry-worthy. Plus, once your baby is a little older, the convenience of a one-step steamer is great!
FTC Disclaimer: I was sent this Baby Brezza for review, however, I am not being compensated for this post/this post is not sponsored. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and, as always, I only share products I truly had a good experience with.