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Recomendations for food mixer/blender when weaning

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YorkshireTeaGold Sat 01-Mar-14 10:05:35

Am starting weaning in a few weeks but don't have a blender, what did you use?

I'm planing on a mix of purees and finger foods to start as that's what I did with dd1 but I used a Phillips avent steamer which was a bit faffy.

Tia x

Novia Sat 01-Mar-14 11:03:41

I swear by the Avent steamer/blender. Best baby item I bought. DD is 11 months old and I still use it most days. It's been invaluable and far less washing up than 2 devices. Goes in the dishwasher too!

ilovepowerhoop Sat 01-Mar-14 16:05:30

a hand blender worked for us and was cheap and cheerful.

something like this

Rommell Sat 01-Mar-14 16:08:17

I used a stick blender as well. You can get really cheap ones and they are fine.

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Sat 01-Mar-14 16:12:00

Buy yourself a stick blender or something like a Braun multiquick which comes with different attachments including stick blender. You can then use this after the weaning process for regular cooking. I found that the time DD was on exclusive purées was so short that it wasn't worth investing in a baby food maker when what we already had was perfectly adequate.

ilovepowerhoop Sat 01-Mar-14 16:14:53

we still use the stick blender for other foods e.g. dh blitzes things with it for curries, sauces, etc

Rommell Sat 01-Mar-14 17:26:25

Yes, I still use my stick blender now - it's really handy.

YorkshireTeaGold Sat 01-Mar-14 20:17:13

Thanks all, will get a stick blender.

novia I found it irritating that you can't batch cook with them as capacity too small. Was good otherwise though.

HighVoltage Sat 01-Mar-14 21:32:45

I got the Braun multiquick and recommend it.

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