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August 5, 2013

Munchkin Makes Baby Food Easy

It’s the Little Things!

Micah loves to eat. He started eating just after he was 5 months old. He would watch us put food in our mouths, open his mouth and reach for the food, and cry if we didn’t let him taste it. So we started feeding him baby food. And I started making baby food at home with our food processor. And he adores eating, he would eat all day long if we let him.

Eating

Freshly made food is healthier, preservative free, and so much cheaper! Plus I’m not limited to the jars that fill my cupboard space, I can use the foods that Peter and I eat for Micah, age-appropriately of course, so it doesn’t go to waste and I feel like a “good” mom for giving him foods I would also eat myself. So I was really excited when I recently got some Munchkin Fresh Baby Food System products.

It's the Litte Things

The Munchkin Fresh Baby Food System is spectacular.

The Munchkin Fresh Food Chopper and Steamer

The Munchkin Fresh Food Chopper and Steamer is great for chopping and steaming food. Just chop the food to the size to fit in the chopper, bring the handle down to chop it smaller, and repeat. Then take off the blade, put in a little water, push the lid closed to the Steam mark, and put it in the microwave. The Fresh Food Chopper comes with a little manual with some common foods and how long to steam them. The blade is really sharp, so it cuts well. It did struggle with the stringy-ness of asparagus, but cut sweet potatoes like warm butter. After steaming, I just used a fork to finish mashing it down. Or I fed it into the Fresh Food Grinder.

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The Munchkin Fresh Food Grinder

The Munchkin Fresh Food Grinder looks confusing at first but works really easily. I just pull out the bottom part, put food into the opening (soft and ready to mash), and push the top part down onto the bottom while turning the knob. The food squishes up out the holes while being split by the dull blades and is instantly the right consistency for Micah. Again, it struggles with stringy foods like asparagus, and it can only handle about one serving at a time, but it works like magic for his morning banana, lunch time sweet potatoes, and supper time avocado. And so much easier and faster than using a fork!

And then Micah gets to eat fresh food! Or I can freeze it for later…..

Making Banana

Munchkin Click Lock Fresh Food Freezer Trays and Pops

The Fresh Food Freezer Trays look pretty, are really durable, and have a Click Lock lid to keep the food from spilling, which is phenomenal because our freezer is always full and I am constantly spilling food or setting things on top of not-yet-frozen cubes and making a mess. I was thrilled with them until I tried to get the food out, which actually proved rather difficult and I had to run the trays under hot water to loosen the cubes enough to pry them out with a fork. So not so thrilled with the Freezer Trays.

Ready to Freeze

Acai Popsicles

The Freezer Pops, on the other hand, are awesome! The tray makes 6 cute little popsicles that are easy to fill, freeze, and remove. The tray also splits in two to fit in smaller freezer openings, or to make just 3 popsicles. And the popsicle handles are big enough for Micah to easily hold! He loved his acai popsicle and didn’t drop it or even set it down until the whole thing was gone and he had a big purple smile. I am really excited to try other kinds of popsicles and the three of us can enjoy fresh frozen fruits (and veggies…woah) on hot summer days.

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And since I am a busy mom and hard-to-wash dishes are the last thing I want to do, all the pieces of each item can come apart for easy washing, though I definitely recommend rinsing them sooner than later so the holes don’t get clogged with dried food bits. The Chopper even comes with a special “comb” to clean out the blade and chopper mechanism.

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For the stringy foods, or for making large batches of food, we still use our food processor. Munchkin also sells a food processor, which I have not tried but it looks fantastic as well.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the chance to win! I usually do baby led weaning with mine, and go straight for the finger foods when they are ready. However, my 3rd is breaking all of my “rules” and at a week shy of 5 months he’s already enjoying cereal and throws a full blown tantrum when it’s gone. So I have a feeling that purees are going to be in our future for a little while. 😉 Great review!

  2. This is a favorite in our house for teething babies: http://www.munchkin.com/fresh-food-feeder

  3. Would love to make baby food with my next baby

  4. Belinda B says:

    My daughetrcan be pretty picky when it comes to food. I’m trying to make some baby food for her so she can try new textures and flavors.

  5. Sue Hull says:

    My daughter’s best friend is having twins in Oct. and she could really use this.She already has a 1 yr old and a 4 yr old.Nothing like completing her family all at once. LOL!! Thank you 🙂

  6. Sue Hull says:

    I like this. I wish I had this when my daughter was a baby. Thank you 🙂
    http://www.munchkin.com/bottle-warmers-and-coolers

  7. love how you can make much healthier bay foods this way

  8. Alexa B. says:

    making your own baby food is so much healthier and safer.

  9. would love to give this to my sister

  10. john hutchens says:

    home made baby food is much healthier. it is all my baby will eat.

  11. April Brenay says:

    Baby food imo is one of the hardest things to master with babies, it is a messy processes and every kid is different

  12. I think this is great…my daughter would love to use this to make food for her twins

  13. Christy Denton says:

    Store bought baby food just doesn’t seem like it could possibly be fresh and pesticide free. It would be wonderful to be able to make my own organic baby food.

  14. We make our own purees but my daughter wants the adult food these days. 😮

  15. Our daughter in law made all of the baby food for our 1st grandson and will do the same with baby#2 who arrived july 3rd.

  16. I also like the Elmo Insulated Sippy Cup

  17. nicole brenay says:

    I do not know much about baby food, but I am trying to win this for my sister-in-law and she wants to keep her babys food fresh

  18. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’d love to win this for my youngest daughter. She’s almost at the stage where she can finally start eating stuff!

  19. Romi Hamilton says:

    I would love to win this Munchkin prize pack.

  20. Austin Baroudi says:

    I love the Dora the Explorer™ Click Lock™ Insulated Straw Cup!

  21. Julie Ghrist says:

    I look forward to making my daughter healthy homemade foods!

  22. Julie Ghrist says:

    My favorite is the freezer pop trays… i would love to try these

  23. I’d love to make my own baby food .

  24. trisha kilpatrick says:

    My kids favorite baby food was usually banana. My oldest loved broccoli as a baby, but now she won’t touch the stuff.

  25. I love making my daughters baby food, it’s cheaper and I know what goes into it when I make it myself. Which, makes me feel better, too!

  26. I like the SaraBear® Diapering Organizer

  27. I made my son’s baby food, but he wasn’t a huge fan of purees, unless they were in a pouch (I used my freezer stuff in a reusable pouch), but I LOVE the pop idea above!!

  28. Homemade baby food is much better for baby than Store bought and Annie will surely love it especially veggies done in this system

  29. Tanya White says:

    I always made my own baby food, never liked to buy it.

  30. Tanya White says:

    I like the Click Lock Insulated Big Kid Cup

  31. melissa Resnick says:

    this is great wish they had this when my kids were little

  32. Ronette braithwaite says:

    My kids were never a fan of gerber baby food, so I always made homemade baby food.

  33. My daughter is 5 months and just beginning to make my own baby food.

  34. rubysweeps says:

    I like making my own baby food, I know what in it and its safe

  35. christine jessamine says:

    I love making homemade babyfood. Its alot better than anything else out there

  36. My grandson has just started eating baby food and is a big fan of veggies.

  37. I like to make baby food. Especially veggies.

  38. Mihaela Day says:

    making your own baby food is so much healthier

  39. I love making my son his own food as this way I know that everything he eats is fresh and healthy with no preservatives.

  40. Mihaela Day says:

    I love to make baby food

  41. We always make our own baby food. That way we know what exactly is in it.

  42. Brittney House says:

    This set just opened my eyes to a hold bunch of different ways to make baby food.

  43. we try ourselves to make some for carter – we tried a cheapo unit from walmart and was more work than it was worth – but the pre-packaged is just so sketchy

  44. My middle daughter is expecting my second grandchild and intends to go as natural as possible- cloth diapers, hm baby food, the works. This would help her out immensely. 🙂

  45. My favorite Munchkin product is the Hello Kitty® Click Lock™ Insulated Straw Cup. I know, I know but she is so cute. 😉

  46. I love their White Hot Inflatable Safety Duck Tub.

  47. susan smoaks says:

    baby food can be so expensive and i don’t know which brands to trust!

  48. nicole lillie says:

    I love making baby food. Our fave is steamed pears, with spinach, made into pear sauce.

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