From whipping up unique baby food combos at home, to storing leftovers from baby’s lunch, these food gadgets are sure to make mealtime a breeze, writes Sacha van Niekerk.
Leave out the added salt, sugar and preservatives from your baby’s next meal by making your own baby food.
The Baby Bullet System allows you to steam and blend fresh vegetables, soft fruits and even make grain cereals using its compact mini blender.
Now you can customise your baby’s food, according to their needs, by controlling everything from its texture to the ingredients you put in.
For easy access, store and freeze a week’s worth of your child’s favourite food combos using The Baby Bullet’s Date-Dial Cups. Pour your purées into the cups and set the date - this way you’ll never have to second-guess the freshness of your home-made baby food.
Available on yuppiechef.com for R1 599. Code: 690-000006
Joseph Joseph Dial Storage 15 Piece Baby Food Set (Stage1 & 2) (Mint)
Reducing waste and enabling quick access to your baby’s favourite food combos, Dial Baby food storage containers allow you to store and freeze your home-made baby food.
Making baby food storage safe and easy these containers are BPA-free and come with a contra-rotating dial in the lid to let you clearly date the contents. Pour your purées into the cups and set the date and you’ll never have to second-guess the freshness of your baby’s food again.
The 15-Piece Baby Food Set (Stage1 & 2) (Mint) is available on loot.com for R483.
Fill ‘* Squeeze Pouches
Fill up these re-sealable squeeze pouches with yummy home-made smoothies, fruit purées and even warm porridge, then store them in your freezer for easy access. The reusable 150ml baby food pouches are sterile and ready for use whether you’re on the go or at home. Allowing your child to grip and squeeze the pouch will certainly make for a fun and hands-on mealtime and, it’s suitable for kids of all ages.
A 10-pack of the pouches are available on loot.com for R179.
Snookums Electrical Bottle and Food Warmer
Heat your baby’s food to the perfect feeding temperature with Snookums Electrical Bottle and Food Warmer.
It claims to fit all brands and sizes of baby bottles. The food and bottle warmer heats up fast and keeps food warm, with a fully customisable heat range from 35°C to 100°C. It also comes with a juicer and convenient feeding bowl for your baby.
The Snookums Electrical bottle and food warmer is available on loot.com for R305.
Philips AVENT Feeding Bib with Crumb Catcher
Keeping mealtime mess at a minimal is the Philips AVENT Feeding Bib with Crumb Catcher. The size adjustable bib collects crumbs, dribble and mess, making clean-up easy.
The bibs are available in a variety of colours on loot.com for R225.