Mumi & Bubi is a company out of New Zealand that offers parents across the world an easy way to store homemade baby food. Having homemade baby food readily available is the perfect way to ensure that your baby is getting the freshest, highest quality foods around. Christina, now owner of Mumi & Bubi, knew making her son's food was right for her family. When she found herself spending an awful lot of time in the kitchen, she realized it was not what she had in mind. A friend gave her the Mumi & Bubi trays to try out and Christina fell in love! Within 4 days of cooking just 20 minutes per day, she had a whole months worth of food for her son. Christina became a distributor and later bought the whole company. Talk about a woman who stands behind her products!
Making your own baby food is a wonderful way to know what is in the food. Making your own will ensure that no additives, colors or artificial flavors are added. It will also provide your baby with a more nutritious dinner. Commercially processed baby food can be devoid of many vitamins and minerals because of the high temperature pasturization and cooking that has to happen in a large factory. Providing your baby with the best won't be a time consuming task if you utilize your freezer. You can make food once a week and freeze the leftovers to serve all month long.
Mumi & Bubi offers the Solids Starter Kit to provide their children with the healthiest, homemade food. The trays are made in New Zealand from non-toxic, virgin polypropylene – PP5 – and are top-shelf dishwasher-safe. The trays are certified free of phthalates, BPA, and PVC. There are 21 individual cubes in each tray (the set come with two trays). The trays stack on top of one another to make more efficient use of your freezer. The trays fit lids snugly to prevent spills, leaks and freezer burn. Cubes can be removed by pressing on one end of the cube which makes it slide out of the tray.
I was sent a Solids Starter Kit to review. I made some of Sally's baby food, and all of James' and Charlotte's. With Sally and James, I never used the freezer. I would puree a little of whatever veggie we were having for dinner that night. I have noticed that with three little ones, my time is limited! Using the freezer has come in handy! Charlotte has had a hard time with solid foods. She seems to have a lot of sensitivities to foods that most babies don't have problem with, like fruit. She will get super constipated and fussy. We found that prunes were the only thing that could help her. Keeping cubes of prunes in the freezer is a great idea if your little one has tummy troubles. No one wants to spend time cooking a food that will help their baby's belly WHEN their baby is hurting. Frozen prune cubes to the rescue!
The cubes are easy to prepare too. Since it has been over 100 degrees here in Texas for over 70 days, I simply put a cube or two in a glass jar and put that out in the sun. I don't have to use power and it just takes about 15 minutes or so. If it doesn't feel like an oven outside where you live, simple remove the desired cubes and heat. Stir throughly and serve.
|These trays fit compactly in the freezer.|
Performance: The trays are basically 2 large BPA, phthalates and PVC free ice cube trays with lids (please don't twist the trays as they could crack). I found that the trays worked great for freezing the food but not an ideal place to store them. I did get some freezer burn. It worked better if I took the cubes out of the trays and stored them in a freezer Ziploc bag. Freezer burn won't hurt the food; it will just affect the taste and look of it.
Care: These trays are safe to wash on the top rack of your dishwasher. I handwashed mine in warm soapy water. I never found that the food stuck to them so it was an easy wash.
Materials: Virgin polypropylene (PP5).
Cost: $29.95. On sale right now for $25.00! Click here to purchase.
Overall Opinion: These trays are a great way to save time in the kitchen. Preparing your baby's food has just gotten easier with the use of the freezer. These trays have other uses than just baby food. Try storing juice cubes in the trays. We make our own chicken broth. Pouring it in these trays is a great way to freeze it in easy to use cubes. This is also a great way to have fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies on hand all year round. A great kitchen accessory!
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