Does the Baby Bullet Really Make Fresh Baby Food?


Does the Baby Bullet work?If you’re familiar with the Magic Bullet, you’ll instantly recognize Baby Bullet as part of the family. It’s got the same basic structure, but the design is a whole lot more fun. The idea is also the same, but instead of chopping up foods or dicing them up, the sole purpose of this one is to puree baby food for your little one.

Overview
It’s a fantastic idea to make your own baby food. You just don’t know what you’re getting when you buy baby food off the shelves, and you have no idea how the food that went into it was handled, and how long it has been sitting around before being used. Sure, there’s an expiration date on the label, but that doesn’t tell you how old the food was that went into it. There’s also plenty of concerns with added sugars, industrial grade salt, preservatives, fillers, and anything else these giant baby food companies can sneak into it to lower their costs and increase their bottom line.

The Claim
The Baby Bullet claims that you can make fresh, delicious, and wholesome baby food in just seconds, and that you can store it easily right in the container you blend it in. They say that the containers are made from non-toxic plastic that is BPA-free, an important consideration. They get style points for cuteness, as each container has a little smiley face on it.

One point to keep in mind is that they give you a 30 day money back guarantee with this, so you have plenty of time to try it out, gauge the results and decide if you want to keep it or not.

The Hype
The hype is that they make this look all too easy in the commercial, and also because it involves babies. Any product for babies comes with a bit of hype, because good parents will do anything to give them the best experience possible, and giving them fresh and yummy foods is right in line with that.

The Cost
The Baby Bullet comes bundled with a Magic Bullet as well as steamer so you can steam veggies before pureeing them. This pretty much gives you everything you need to make baby food, and it’s $140 if you make one payment. They let you break it up into 5 payments though, so you can pay $70 the first time, and then $20 on subsequent payments for a total of $150.

The Commitment
It’s harder to make baby food than to buy it from the store, but your baby is worth it. When compared to other ways of making your own baby food at home, no other method we’ve found works as well as the Baby Bullet. So while you’re taking on a bigger commitment by choosing to make your own baby food, you’re also making that commitment as easy as possible by using the Baby Bullet.

Evaluation
They say that this is the way to make organic baby food for your baby, but that’s only true so long as you are using organic fruits, vegetables, and meats. However, you don’t have to go fully organic to reap the benefits of making your own baby food. Just by using fresh ingredients you are making a huge upgrade from bottled store bought brands.

Think of it this way: if you buy a fresh carrot, whether it’s organic or not, it’s still got all of its nutrients intact, because it’s fresh, it was recently picked. If you steam it and then puree it you’re delivering all of these nutrients to your baby. Compare this to opening a jar of baby food carrots. You have no idea a) of the quality of the carrots that they used b) whether those carrots were frozen and stored for a long time before being pureed, c) what kind of gigantic vat was used to cook and process the food in, d) what was added to the mix in order to be able to store the baby food for long periods of time e) how long that baby food has sat on a shelf.

You’ll also have to heat that baby food up before you give it to your baby, and lots of parents will just opt to microwave it. This saps it of any remaining nutrients, and it leaves it completely devoid of any health benefits. When you steam the food and then puree it in just a few seconds, it will be at the right temperature, and be bursting with flavor and vitamins and minerals.

One Thing to Keep in Mind
They say that you can make and store a week’s worth of baby food, but we don’t recommend that. You shouldn’t feed your baby anything that is over 1 or 2 days old, so you could make your batches in three day chunks, which will knock them out for today and the next 2 days. Storing fresh food longer than that is not healthy. They provide enough containers to store a larger amount of food, but you wouldn’t want to feed your baby 6 day old fruits and vegetables. You’re making these without preservatives, and if you’re using organic foods they just aren’t meant to stay fresh that long.

Final Baby Bullet Review

The Baby Bullet is getting the green light from us. The Magic Bullet works, so this company knows a thing or two about making small-sized blenders that pack enough power to blend up foods. Plenty of real users have said that it works for them, and that they were able to successfully make baby food for their little ones. How much you use it is up to you. You don’t have to fully rely on it for all of your baby food needs, but adding fresh servings to your baby’s diet will only have positive benefits.

Our Recommendation
We definitely recommend cooking your own baby food, as it’s a much healthier choice for your baby. We racked our brains trying to think of a better way to make baby food at home than with the Baby Bullet, and we couldn’t come up with anything. This solves the problem of how to properly steam foods, how to get them to the right consistency, and how to store whatever your baby can’t finish.

What do you think? Does Baby Bullet work or not?


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Jennifer H. July 9, 2013 at 9:17 am

I agree with you on not making a week’s worth of food at one time. I wouldn’t want to feed my baby veggies that were more than a couple days old, and freezing kind of defeats the whole purpose of making fresh food for your baby. I’ve been debating whether to buy one of these for a while now. I first heard about the Baby Bullet on the BabyCenter website – lots of ladies on there seem to be getting them. My baby isn’t old enough to start solids yet, but when he is, I’m planning to first try vegetables and fruits – sweet potato, pumpkin, avocado… I’m just not sure whether having this blender is worth it if I’m not going to make large amounts to save for an entire week. Maybe it would be better to just cook one sweet potato in the convection oven, for example, and share it with the baby, mashing up his portion with a fork. Hmmm – still thinking…….

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Allison July 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

What a brilliant idea! My husband and I have yet to start a family but we have many cousins and siblings that have little ones. Most of them use Gerber baby jars for food and when we passed the baby aisle one day we were astonished as to the expense that comes along with that!! I can imagine a baby would eat at least three a day (right???) and before you know it those little jars will cost you a fortune. Not to mention all of the unknown ingredients in the product. For example, have you seen their “bananas”? Bananas don’t look like that smashed up…

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