Our Solids Story with Baby Bullet

The Nutribullet has had a baby and it’s bundle of joy is the Baby Bullet. You know I’m a big fan of the Nutribullet, and before I was introduced to the Baby Bullet, my initial thought process was, well I won’t need it as I already have the Nutribullet.

However… it’s the accessories, the size of the accessories and the clever date markers that impressed me. Now that I have the Baby Bullet I am also convinced that it blends and makes it even finer as a puree.

Let’s take a closer look.

The Baby Bullet and Batch Bowl

This Batch Bowl allows you to make bigger quantities perfect for freezing.

The Baby Bullet and Short Cups (with lids)

The short cups are ideal for making smaller batches of food. Just add your ingredients into the short cup and twist on the blend blade, place the cup onto the power base, push and twist. Done! The lids are great if you need to pop it into the fridge.

Purée foods to the perfect consistency every time! You can decide whether you want it really fine or slightly more textured.

This is great to turn whole grains and oats into fresh cereal with the Milling Blade! I much prefer making my own than getting the processed cereals out there.

This is great to really scrape out all the puree, especially in those hard to reach places.

I love that I can prepare and store up to 2 weeks of food in about 5 minutes – amazing for my busy schedule . They’re BPA free and safe for the freezer. 

For meals I’ve made that won’t go into the freezer, but rather into the fridge for immediate use, I love that it has the date 1-31 on the containers, so you can turn the dial to the day you made it and not lose track of how long the food has been in the fridge for. Hello preggy brain that is STILL here!

Baby Bullet Recipe Book

Great inspiration.

Get your Baby Bullet for the retail price of R1599, 00.

Our Solids Story:

Our paediatrician suggested we begin solids at 4 months old. In the past solids were introduced at 6 months old, but according to new studies, getting introduced to certain food groups decreases the risk of food allergies.

I’ve got the book Weaning Sense, which I really love and as I was reading through it I knew George wasn’t really showing any of the ready signs. We waited until he was 4.5 months old and decided to try pureed butternut.

His facial expressions were priceless and he looked very unimpressed. We attempted solids for a few days, hoping he would get used to the new taste and texture, but he just used to clam shut and try to get away from me and cry. I felt like I was forcing it on him and I decided to stop as I knew he wasn’t ready and I certainly didn’t want to create a negative association to food.

We froze the butternut.

It only took about 2 weeks – at 5 months old that he started looking a little interested in food: Grabbing at our plates and watching us eat. We decided to try it again with sweet potato and he was like a different baby in comparison to the first time. I felt so proud watching him taste sweet potato for the first time and open his little mouth for more. It felt like a parenting, developmental victory!

The funny thing is, in the Weaning Sense book, they give you 4 personality types to food.Social Butterfly, Settled, Sensitive and Slow to Start. Georgie’s personality fit the Social Butterfly or even the Settled Baby, based on his character, but his attitude towards food had him behaving as Slow to Start. From our victorious sweet potato incident the one day, to not interested and turning away to the same batch of sweet potato the next… it took about 2-3 weeks of consistent trying of solids, lots of misses and a few good days, (and a little patience) before he really loved it.

Now, he is such an incredible eater and I’m going to share some of his favourite recipes with you over the next few weeks.

At around 6 months we introduced George to peanut butter. Just a small amount and during the day, so that if there was an allergy, we could get him to the paediatrician/ER. Neither Sox nor I have an allergy to peanuts, so the chances are good that George shouldn’t either, but you never know.

Luckily he was 100% fine and actually lapped it all up. He absolutely LOVES peanut butter and almond butter. There have been one or two occasions when George has not wanted to eat his solids… if we add a spoon of nut butter in, he gobbles the whole thing up. Funny enough, I had cravings for peanut butter while I was pregnant, so I do wonder if that has anything to do with it.

The recipe I want to share with you today (I have another 2 recipes I’ll post too.)

Apple and Almond Butter Breakfast

  1. Peel a washed apple (red or green.)
  2. Remove the core and cut it up.
  3. Stew (I steam it in the microwave with a little water.)
  4. Add the softened apple pieces and the water they’ve been steamed in, into the Baby Bullet.
  5. Add a teaspoon of Almond Butter.
  6. Blend until you get the consistency you want – it can be smooth or textured.

I love that Georgie’s grin matches the grin on the Baby Bullet cup.

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  • Reply Gina

    Aaaah that little grin is too gorgeous!!
    I also craved peanut butter while I was pregnant so can’t wait to introduce it to Carter!! He is LOVING his solids – the facial expressions are absolutely priceless but then he opens his mouth like a baby bird and screams for more. It’s definitely a parenting victory watching them enjoy their food!!

    Looking forward to the new recipes you’ve been trying with Georgie. We’re still in the early stages of veggies and I have to admit it feels rather boring for him…

    February 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Danny

    Hi Bailey! I’ve been following you on Instagram…my little Sophia is just a few months younger than George so I love your hints and tips to see what’s in store for me in the months ahead. I’ve been dying to buy the baby bullet, now you’ve sealed the deal. Please keep posting recipes! I’m super interested in then “own homemade cereal” you mentioned…all the best xx danny

    February 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Louise Hughes

    This would have been so helpful when I was pureeing foods. I used a handheld stick blender back then. xxxx

    February 12, 2018 at 6:28 am
  • Reply Pat Ketley

    You are so lucky that George is not allergic to anything. My grandson (2) is allergic to eggs, nuts & fish. Makes life quite difficult always having to read ingredients and always having to have medicine on hand. Your Georgie is adorable and you look amazing on those covers.

    February 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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