Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mumi & Bubi - Product Review

If you’re like me, you’d rather cook and prepare all of your babies food yourself, it makes you feel like a super mum, no tinned, jarred or packet prepared food on my babies shelf in the pantry.

My freezer on the other hand has a couple of Tupperware containers with steamed, mashed sweet potato, zucchini, pumpkin, broccoli and pear and made by moi. All in little cubes, made in my Mumi & Bubi Solids Starter Kit. Every night little J has a mixture of vegetables for his tea that defrost evenly in the microwave.

You get two trays and a recipe booklet in the kit, each tray has 21 holes with a rounded base and close fitting lid. I never get freezer burn on them and due to the portion controlled size as J gets a little older and hungrier I add another cube to his meal. I didn’t use the booklet as I followed a different diet aimed at maximizing the immunity and nervous systems. But thats another story.

I put the trays in the dishwasher and so far so good. Due to their size they can sit on top of other food in the freezer and don’t tip over. You might ask why don’t you just use ice cube trays, well there are a few reasons, firstly you don’t come buy many that have lids. Secondly they all have square bottoms, which makes it really hard to get them out and lastly, 21 holes versus 12 holes.

Free from BPA. (Bisphenol A is used in the production of epoxy resins and
polycarbonate plastics) The trays are made from polypropylene and, if you look on the back, you will see the recycling symbol with the number 5 "PP"
which indicates polypropylene. The trays are made from new material, not recycled material as sometimes can be the case with polypropylene products.

Overall - They have defiantly made meal time at our house quicker and easier and kept us making his food for longer.

Rating - 9/10

Available - in Safeway among other retailers in Australia.
Images by Mumi & Bubi


Rach said...

What a great idea (and a great review). I used icecube trays with Minnie and they were useless - forever digging out the contents with a knife!

Anonymous said...

You said that you followed a different diet to maximise immunity and the nervous system. I'd like to do that too. Can you refer me to any good websites?

Chantal Butcher said...

Hi Victoria,

i found the diet fairly easy to follow for the first 6-8 months and it is not really a diet more of a guide to which foods when, i went organic for as long as i could using a really good baby food brand for the rice cereal called raffertys garden, which only uses organic brown rice not white.

some food on there the chart were a little weird, some just didnt feed them to him.

we are 14 months old now and dont really follow it all that much now as not wheat was a little hard but jake didnt have bread until he was nearly one.

i only used a chart i picked up at my chiropractor but here is the link to her book