Jars and packets beckon from grocery store shelves and online shopping sites like the sirens of Greek mythology: Gerber, Earth’s Best, Plum, Happy Baby – all brands of baby food that promise nothing but natural goodness for your baby. Sure, they’re convenient, but these tempting little containers of pureed peas and carrots will put a sizeable ding in your paycheck each month.
And let’s face it, half of the stuff will end up on the kid’s face, or on the floor, or simply be thrown out because junior won’t eat creamed cauliflower. Then you roll the jar over in your hand, notice the manufacture date, and ask yourself why you are feeding processed peas that are six months old to your precious little one, anyway? That can’t be right.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Baby Bullet. (OK, not really. I present to you the knockoff we bought on Taobao for RMB 76.) For less than the price of a week’s worth of Gerber, my beloved purchased a Happy Boy (快乐小贝) by Xibeilile (also known as XBLL) and immediately started whipping up her own blends of puréed sweet potato, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, peas, mango, apples, and all manner of proteins and carbohydrates.
With little effort, one can prep, boil, stir-fry or steam, cool, and purée enough veg for several meals using these mini-blenders. They are the perfect size for making baby food and cleanup only takes a minute. Best of all, your homemade baby food is fresh, affordable, and you can control the quality of the produce that is going into your most precious asset – that cute baby of yours.
You can find similar devices at Suning or other home appliance stores, or look on Taobao for Baby Bullet or XBLL.
Don’t delay; bite the bullet today and wean you (and your baby) off store-bought foods.
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