BLW doesn't mean "finger foods". It means giving your baby control over what he chooses to put in his mouth, at every meal. So by definition, you can't combine BLW with purees, as purees aren't BLW because the baby isn't putting them in his mouth himself. What you're talking about doing is traditional weaning (a mix of spoon feeding and finger food). Which is fine, just not BLW. If you want to do BLW, you don't give any purees unless it's something you would eat pureed yourself (eg mashed potato or soup). So you won't need a special blender. You can steam or roast veg easily to make them soft enough without using expensive kit.
I bought a second hand beaba from gumtree for £20 and it would have been handy but baby won't take a spoon so we're BLW all the way. Don't think it's worth full price, you'll be moving from purées to mash to solids so soon.
But Aldi currently have copies for £25 (or my branch did on Sunday) worth a try?
Hi. Preparing to wean my 23 week old DS, combination of BLW & purées, don't have a microwave (for defrosting/warming), looking to make preparation as simple as possible for various reasons, have a M'care voucher...does anyone have any experience of the Babycook? I know it's a luxury but I have read some good reviews. Also a HV told me they don't recommend baby rice anymore but that I could start him with porridge - is that right? Many thanks in advance.