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Mk96 Fri 03-Apr-20 23:39:54

Hi,
I'm a first time mommy and will be introducing purées to my 4 month old.
I need help deciding which baby blender is better in terms of quality and ease of use/cleanup. I know the same things can be achieved using a hand blender or a regular one at home but I prefer having a separate baby blender to make smaller portions.
Thanks in advance!

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 04-Apr-20 12:53:46

No idea sorry, I warned my first with purées a long time ago and just used the family stick blender and froze the purées in portion sizes.

Pentium85 Sat 04-Apr-20 12:58:25

Neither are necessary.

I forked out for the Avent one which although was great, a hand blender did pretty much the same for 1/10 of the price

whatswithtodaytoday Sat 04-Apr-20 12:59:52

You don't need a blender, most things mash up perfectly with a fork or potato masher. You won't be using purées for long, it's just another bit of kit.

Purplequalitystreet Sat 04-Apr-20 13:13:39

I'm using a mini blender that is designed for dips etc. Or just a fork

LittleLittleLittle Sat 04-Apr-20 13:16:09

Don't waste your money.

Use a mixture of:
- normal hand blender
- a fork
- a potato masher.

TumbleBingQuack Sat 04-Apr-20 13:16:27

The guidance is that weaning age is 6 months, when your child can sit unaided. Your 4 month old only needs milk, not pureed food.

Pentium85 Sat 04-Apr-20 13:22:59

@TumbleBingQuack

You do understand that some people are advised by medical professionals to wean early?

Or do you just enjoy spouting your opinion when you don't know the full story?

Pretty sure OP asked for advice on blenders, not whether you think she should wean at 4 months.

PotteringAlong Sat 04-Apr-20 13:25:07

You don’t need a blender. If you’ve been told to wean early by your consultant they will advise you but you can just mash it with a fork. If you haven’t then wait 2 months and just give them pieces of what you’re having - babies don’t need purées.

Eeeeek2 Sat 04-Apr-20 13:25:34

A good stick blender that will still be useful after 3 months.

I’ve got one that has a blender attachment and a potato masher attachment

Pentium85 Sat 04-Apr-20 13:26:56

@PotteringAlong

babies not need purees

You do understand that some people wean very successfully through purées?

Massive difference between your opinion and actual facts.

BluntAndToThePoint80 Sat 04-Apr-20 13:29:09

I did get one actually for my first (bought all the useless kit) and I rarely used it for purées. Mine was a Tommy Tippee and significantly cheaper than the two you’ve asked about. Worked fine but I’d echo the above comments - you don’t really need one. If you are set on one, just buy a cheap one as you’re likely to be puree-ing soft stuff anyway.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 04-Apr-20 13:31:20

Just get a stick hand blender. Aren't they about a tenner or less?

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 04-Apr-20 13:33:32

It's also probably worth talking to your health visitor or gp before weaning earlier than recommended. And before dropping 70quid.

whitedogpoo Sat 04-Apr-20 13:39:33

Just use a stick blender (and wait until they’re 6 months)

Stet Sat 04-Apr-20 13:47:16

Well OP probably isn't in the UK given those screenshots so giving her unsolicited advice based on NHS guidelines is even less helpful than usual.

firstimemamma Sat 04-Apr-20 13:52:56

I just bought a hand held 'stick' blender from Argos. Can't remember the price but it was around £15 I think. My son had loads of purées and it's serving us well still (I used it this morning to make a milkshake). Expensive gadgets are not necessary.

SallyLovesCheese Sat 04-Apr-20 14:35:52

We already had a stick blender that we used for DS and then scooped the blend into silicone ice cube trays and froze it for easy portion-serving. It c also works well if you want to do a "rough blend" so you get a more textured food as they get older.

allfurcoatnoknickers Sat 04-Apr-20 14:49:59

I loved my Bebea Baby Cook because you could steam with it too. Although, it ultimately turned out to be useless when my baby refused purées and would only eat finger foods.

Also, we were told to wean at 5 months by the pediatrician - DS wasn't gaining weight fast enough being combi fed. So some people do wean before 6 months for legitimate reasons.

Whatsnewpussyhat Sat 04-Apr-20 14:57:36

Just put smaller amounts in your family blender to make smaller portions.

Silicon ice cube trays are great for pasta sauces too later on.

PotteringAlong Sat 04-Apr-20 15:32:48

Pentium85

No, it IS a fact that babies don’t need purées. Yes, you CAN wean very successfully with purées but you can also wean very successfully without therefore “babies don’t need purées” is a fact. Babies need food. It doesn’t have to be puréed.

NannyR Sat 04-Apr-20 15:39:18

A cheap stick blender is perfectly adequate for making baby purees, if you choose to go down that route. I wouldn't spend a lot as the window in which they need super smooth, blended purees is very short. At least with a stick blender you can use it for family food for years.

Pentium85 Sat 04-Apr-20 15:40:58

@PotteringAlong

You know what I mean. It felt like you were bashing purées when clearly that is what the OP has chosen to do.

ilikebigbuttsandicannotlie Sun 05-Apr-20 00:24:34

I’m still a month off weaning my ds but I prefer the look of the ones that steam and purée. It is an extra bit of kit and you can achieve the same with a hand held blender but they’re a pain in the arse to get the dried purée out of, plus the washing up of the steamer etc.

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