Re: Baby food maker, blender or food processor?
I have the mini food processor (cuisinart I believe) that I got for my wedding and it works well for this. I either steam or roast veggies or fruit and then puree them. I live in a tiny apartment so having a dedicated babyfood appliance wasn't practical but if I had a lot of room (or $ to buy it) I think it would be neat to have it steam and puree in the same container. I also use the food processor to chop veggies for things like meatloaf where its nice to have very fine chop, also for making homemade breadcrumbs and hummus.
You can also just mash soft food up manually...that's what I do with bananas or if its something we are eating that is mashable.... and when the baby is a bit older. We move past purees quickly though and are pretty much 100% into "real" food by 9 monthish
loving being a stay at home wife to DH (married 4/11/09) and mommy to DD1 (10/4/10) and little DD2 (5/30/12)
and expecting baby #3 in March!