I was provided with the Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
My mother used to drag me to all kinds of tupperware parties when I was younger. I remember thinking, as I picked apart various mini sandwiches, “is this really what I have to look forward to when I grow up? Excitement over plastic boxes?” Well, having had many enlightening revelations on my journey through motherhood thus far, I can tell you now, I get it. Plastic boxes currently contain little bits and pieces of my sanity, along with tiny toys, the week’s meals, and everything else that does not need to be in reach of curious baby fingers. That’s why I jumped at the chance to review the Solids Starter Kit by Mumi & Bubi, a freezer system for home-made baby food. As I am just venturing into the world of pureed peas for my young one, I am happy to try out anything to make the whole process simpler and less messy.
Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit Review
The Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit comes with two environmentally friendly baby food freezer storage trays and an e-guide with 27 simple baby food recipes to get you started. The packaging is also purposefully minimal for extra earth kindness, which I love. I found the trays to be very sturdy and the lids fit very nicely. The baby food freezer storage trays are made with BPA-free and PVC-free plastic that promises not to warp in the dishwasher (a must for me).
Each baby food freezer storage tray has 21 slots that hold 1 oz each., much more spacious than a lot of other trays I’ve seen. I’m just starting to introduce new foods to my son and have been storing the batches in the fridge. It’s possible starting with peas was over zealous, but I found I’ve been wasting a lot of food because we’re just not on a consistent solids schedule yet. Freezing the food will cut down on waste and help save time tremendously in the future when he’s eating more solids.
Previously in preparation for the big move to solids, I had bought little mini circular tupperware with little mini lids-
–“They’re so cute,” I said. “They’re the perfect size for his food,” I said.
They’re also apparently the perfect size for that tupperware black hole that swallows up lids and any pieces that remotely match. I think I lost half of those lids in the first two weeks. The Mumi & Bubi baby food freezer storage trays stack easily on top of each other which helps cut down on the clutter dramatically, a major plus for my already over-cluttered brain.
The Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit is a fairly unassuming product, basically a nice ice tray for baby food. After reading many reviews on other similar products however, I’ve realized the serious frustration parents have had wasting money on cheaper versions that crack and shatter, are impossible to get the food out of, or a hassle to wash. The last thing I need is to spend time making a huge batch of food only for it to be held hostage in little plastic prisons. Most of the reviews I’ve read on this product reported that any issues regarding removing the cubes was solved by revisiting removal instructions. I made sure to read through all the removal suggestion including the video provided on the mumiandbubi.com website and pleasantly, I had no issues removing the cubes.
I did let the baby food freezer storage tray sit out for a few minutes and ran warm water over the backside of the cubes I wanted to remove. I think paying attention to how long you keep the cubes in the freezer helps with this issue as well. I would suggest letting them freeze just over night or long enough to set until you can transfer the cubes, that way your trays are free to make more food.
Since my little guy is currently experiencing the joys of teething, the frozen food cubes are perfect to put in his mesh baby teether. The coolness helps soothe his sore gums and the taste keeps him occupied and happy, I think fruits work the best.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit if you’re looking to simplify the process of making your own baby food. The benefits for me far outweigh some of the possible hassles and the Solids Starter Kit makes it even more convenient. It’s a quality product for a reasonable price and I love that the company is eco-friendly!
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A few baby food recipes you may want to try: