As a child we never really did anything for Halloween, we never dressed up or went Trick or Treating and didn’t really like answering the door to other children dressed up but once Mia came along, we decided for her 1st Halloween when she was 5 months old, we would dress her up in a little outfit and get a few light up decorations from the pound shop. She absolutely loved it and from then on, each year we have dressed her up to the answer the door to Trick or Treater’s and she has enjoyed choosing small decorations for the house.
This year she has started really becoming interested in anything and everything to do with ghosts, ghouls, vampires and zombies so we are really looking forward to celebrating Halloween with her! With friends a couple of weeks ago we went to a farm near us to a Pumpkin Party where Mia was able to dress up and take part in Halloween themed games, eat Halloween themed food and dance around to ‘scary’ music! She had a great time and was even given a little goody bag and mini pumpkin which is the cutest thing I have ever seen! It’s lovely now she is 4 that we can take her to things like the Pumpkin Party and she can get involved in what I would consider the nicer part of Halloween (I’m still not a huge fan!) however when your child is a bit younger it can be harder to involve them.
We have been using Tommee Tippee products ever since Mia was born, there is something about the quality and design of their products that just really stood out to us so when we were offered the Steamer Blender to try out ready for baby’s arrival in January I knew it would be something we would find genuinely useful as we home cooked and prepared all of Mia’s food (and still do) and it was ridiculously messy and time consuming! As well as the Steamer Blender, Tommee Tippee have created some tasty Halloween recipes that can all be made quickly and easily for your baby to get involved in the Halloween fun!
The Tomee Tippee Steamer Blender helps get you through the baby weaning stage with ease. If you have ever started the weaning process with a baby, you will know how much time and effort it takes to prepare and chop veg or fruit, cook it all separately and then blend it down to the right consistency usually with a hand blender. We found it took us ages to do all of this and then decant it all into the tiny pots ready to go in the freezer. The process used to take us a day to make a couple of weeks’ worth and was always seen as a chore.
The Steamer Blender is designed to pretty much eliminate all of the effort and dramatically reduce the time involved in doing all of this by steaming the raw veg or fruit all in the one jug quickly and easily and then blending it all up for you to whatever consistency you want it to, ready to just pour into the pots for serving or freezing! It blends easily to a range of textures, set by yourself, for every weaning stage and the steam preserves all of the nutrients and flavour within the fruit and veg.
The automatic timer function means you can just set the Steamer Blender to do its thing and leave it until it’s done and with a small number of parts, is far less messy and far easier to clean after use too! It’s really easy to use as the jug locks into place and will only work when this is correctly inserted.
There are very obvious steamer and blender button’s which can be selected (you can just steam, just blend or do both) and then you just set the time using the + and – buttons. There are suggested and recommended timings for various food types in the instruction booklets for quick reference and ease so you don’t even have to work all of that out! Also included in the box are 2 freezer pots and a spatula so you are good to go! Reasonably priced at around £100, the Tommee Tippee Steamer Blender is more than worth the savings in time and effort you will have to put in weaning your child and you can create some delicious Halloween Fun recipes to get them involved in too!
Disclaimer: we were sent the machine in order to write this however all opinion and views are honest and our own.
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