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Heroes821

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Baby Brezza
« on: February 02, 2018, 01:12:50 PM »
Anyone here ever use one?  My 6 mo has been on some solids for a few months now per doctor recommendation, but we should be moving toward more solids now that she is 6 mo and I in a constant push for mustacianism have brought up making our own baby food enough that my wife wants one of these cook and steam all in one devices.   

Her plan is to food prep for the baby as we do for the rest of the house one weekend a month prep a whole months worth of meals for the family and the baby.


Apparently the local facebook groups like to sell these things used super cheap, but are they worth it? and are any of the attachments recommended? 

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Re: Baby Brezza
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 01:23:40 PM »
I made purees just using a handheld immersion blender. It was a heavy duty Kitchen Aid one too, I think I bought it at Target for $35. The bonus is that you can use it for SO many other things in the kitchen (soups, sauces, smoothies, etc), so it is more multi-purpose than a Brezza so we got a lot more value out of the purchase. My kiddo's been eating our table food since 10 months and I still use the immersion blender several times a week.

Keep in mind that even if you're starting with purees vs baby led weaning, your kiddo is only going to be eating strictly purees for a few months. You will need to keep bumping their textures up until they are eating table food. Every kid is different but at our daycare they expected the kids to be 100% table food by 10 months.

tl;dr - don't buy a single purpose appliance that you're only going to use for a couple of months

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Re: Baby Brezza
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 02:59:12 PM »
I agree with your tldr, but my wife has some of her own money that she'll do with what she wants.  We have a pretty good blender that is probably capable of doing the puree just fine.  I'll talk to her more about why she thinks this is so much better than any other method, but if anyone here has used one or a competitor product I'd like to hear reviews.

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Re: Baby Brezza
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 04:53:27 AM »
We did table foods from the start so I donít have any personal experience, but what from what I understand from reading another forum it sounds like the specialized devices (not sure about specific brands) are good if you have a baby who has trouble with any texture; they make things more like the super smooth texture of commercial baby food. So it depends on (a) your babyís comfort level with food and then possibly (b) whether you care how quickly your baby gets into solids.

OTOH, I donít think itís THAT unmustacian to get a cheap used device just because having it in the kitchen looks like you went to a store and spent way more than a specialized device is worth. Especially if you sell it again afterwards.

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Re: Baby Brezza
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 05:42:32 AM »
We use our regular blender and/or our food processor.  Baby food is just steamed and mashed, you don't need something special for that.

We also found we didn't use purees for long. She didn't do solids until 6 months, so she was quickly ready for table food. She eats what we do now at 10 months, nothing made specifically for the baby, just cut up smaller. (We do eat very low salt though.).

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Re: Baby Brezza
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 01:46:21 PM »
We use our regular blender and/or our food processor.  Baby food is just steamed and mashed, you don't need something special for that.

We also found we didn't use purees for long. She didn't do solids until 6 months, so she was quickly ready for table food. She eats what we do now at 10 months, nothing made specifically for the baby, just cut up smaller. (We do eat very low salt though.).

All of this.  I made less than 10 batches of baby food in my child's life for sure...freeze the purees in ice cube trays then pop them out into a zip lock bag.  I would do squash, sweet potato, carrot, pear, prune...a few others like a beef stew puree, and some I made twice.  Then he was onto mashed or pieces of food.