Last weekend I had dinner with an old friend who’s now Mommy to a bouncing 4-month-old baby boy. We had the usual heated discussions about teething, sleeping, doctor’s appointments – all the things on new moms’ minds. My friend mentioned that she had started pricing jars of baby food at her local market, since her son is about to start eating cereal and after that, “real” food. She was astonished at the simple ingredients (applesauce = apples and water) and the higher-than-expected cost. “I think I’m going to make my own,” she said. Remembering my own shock at baby food prices, I gladly pointed her toward a baby food maker from Lehman’s.
This thing is great. Small, well-made, portable (take it to grandma’s house, out to eat, etc!) and so easy to use even the baby could do it … well, almost. (I’m fairly sure my 2-year-old could handle it now.) Best of all, it’s affordable. And when you add up the money you’ll save – not to mention the cupboard space! -Â on all those jars of food, this is one little accessory I think every new mother should have.