Sometimes when I look back at pictures of Big Sister E and Little Sister B from when they were babies, I'm completely and utterly baffled that they used to be these small, helpless little beings.
There was a time that they not only couldn't walk, but they couldn't even sit up on their own? And instead of the nonstop rambling that they do now, they really couldn't even talk? After a 20-minute story about basically nothing, I find that awfully hard to believe.
When it came time to start feeding them solid foods, the memories are all a little fuzzy... but I do know, without a doubt, that they both enjoyed the new milestone very much.
Although I did my best at feeding them homemade baby food whenever I could, it always just seemed so much easier and more convenient to pull out store-bought containers and have the entire process done for me.
From steaming to peeling to blending to freezing to all the clean-up... I never seemed to find a routine or system that worked for me, so I had to settle for depending on the big brand names to suffice. Do I wish I could go back and change that? Absolutely. If there was a way that I could make healthy, tasty homemade purees quickly and easily, of course I'd put in the effort.
These days, it seems that as long as I had The Original Baby Bullet I would be all set!
After the success of its popular big brother, The Original Magic Bullet, The Baby Bullet Baby Care System launched in December 2010 specifically designed for new moms and parents on-the-go. This safe, non-toxic, BPA-free countertop mini blender allows for the preparation, blending and storing of an entire weeks' worth of nutrient-rich, preservative-free, organic baby food in less than five minutes!
Revolutionizing the way that you feed your baby, The Baby Bullet is specifically designed to blend fruits, vegetables and combination meals from baby's first "stage 1" purees all the way up to stage 3 toddler meals all with one single blade.
As well as spending much more money on jarred baby food, those can often contain unhealthy sugars, fillers and preservatives. Instead, using the cheerfully-designed Baby Bullet's 22-piece comprehensive baby food making system will ensure that you are in control of every ingredient that goes into your baby's food.
Not only that, the Baby Bullet comes complete with everything you need to get started making your baby's food right away - just add the ingredients! Whether you are blending with the Baby Blend Cross Blade for pureed or mixed fruits and vegetables or using the powerful Milling Flat Blade to grind oats, rice and other whole grains into fresh cereal, you'll only be spending pennies per serving.
Included in your order, you'll find:
The Power Base: The heart of The Original Baby Bullet Baby Care System. Simply place either the Batchbowl or one of the Short Cups on the High-Torque Power Base, press down and twist for preservative-free, all-natural baby food in seconds.
The Cross Blade and Flat Blade: The Cross Blade is used for pureeing and blending foods, while the Flat Blade is used for milling grains to make cereals. Both are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
Six Storage Cups with Date-Dial lids: Simply spoon your baby food in to the storage cup, twist on the lid and turn the Date-Dial to show the date you created the food. All six cups and lids are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
Two Short Cups: Both cups are used to mix and store ingredients and are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
The Batchbowl: This larger vessel is used for creating large amounts of baby food for storage. It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
The Batch Tray: This one-of-a-kind tray is used to store large batches of baby's favorite food after preparation. The Batch Tray freezes over 24 ounces of baby food and the silicone "easy pop" cups make it a breeze to pop out one serving, several servings, or all 12 Baby Bullet servings with ease. It is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
The Soft-Tip Spatula: Helps scoop the prepared baby food into the storage vessels with ease.
The Original Baby Bullet User Guide and Cookbook: This handy book takes the guess work out of preparing the tastiest, healthiest, age-appropriate foods that are perfect for baby at every stage of development. It includes recipes for Sweet Potato Puree, Green Pea Puree, Oatmeal Cereal, Strawberry and Pear Totsicles, and many other baby favorites.
Pocket Nutritionist: This pocket-sized companion guides moms on exactly how much food to buy, how to choose the freshest produce, and provides nutritional information so that baby is getting all the vitamins and minerals needed for optimal health.
The Baby Bullet has really thought of everything! I love the innovation of the Date-Dial Storage Cups (no more wondering how long something has been sitting or pulling out tape and a marker!) and the Batch Tray looks so much better than my old ice cube trays. Add in the convenience of the dishwasher-safe blades, trays, cups and lids and it's easy to see that this system really was designed to make mom's life easier.
Retailing for $59.97 plus shipping and processing, when you purchase The Baby Bullet at MyBabyBullet.com you'll also receive the Stay Fresh Thermal Tiny Tote Bag as a free gift. Then you (or your lucky recipient) will be able to provide your baby the healthiest, most nutrient-rich, all-natural foods when you're out and about as well as at home!
And, thanks to their generosity, one person is going to find out just how good it feels to prepare fresh food for their child while saving money each day, because...
One lucky person will win The Original Baby Bullet Baby Care System!
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