Nuk and lansinoh bags worked equally well for me, but Nuk is slightly less expensive. I tried Up & Up and Medela and had leaking issues, plus the Medela ones had holes for handles in the tops, which made pouring really hard. All brands leaked occasionally when I stacked then froze them on top of each other & they stuck a little.... Once I started freezing them in a single layer before stacking, I didn't have leaking issues with Nuk or lansinoh.
I used these bags for many months with my last baby and am buying again.
These are better than the other brands. They are thicker and much more durable. The only time I had a problem with leaking after thawing is when I would over fill which happens to any brand. Some of the other brands seemed to thin and would rip too easily. I would recommend this product.... Best option I have found, and I used them for a year.
I bought the baby breeza first and it broke within the first week so I didn't want to buy a new one at first but desired to buy the nuk and LOVE IT I had it for my olded child now ill be using it soon for my youngest it is amazing would for sure recommend this over anything else!! The baby breeza is a waste of money bit this one it is amazing!!!!
I have owned it for about 6 months. I have now used it to make all my little guys meals. He has only had to have store bought baby food twice.
What I LOVE about this machine
I do not have to pull anything extra out to cook with it. I peel, chop and throw in whatever I want to make. I add water depending on the fruit or veggie I add. I press the button, I walk away. In 13-17 mins it beeps. I usually wait to start and have waited up to 30 mins after it beeped to start making baby food, because I was wrapped up with a toddler and an infant, and the food is still steamy and happy when I get to it.
Yes you can do this on a stove top, yes you could use a blender.....BUT this takes up NO real extra room, I do not have to wash pots and pans, or a BLENDER, which I hate trying to wash those. It really is very simple to take the cook-n-blend apart I have not had any trouble cleaning it. Plus you lose nutrients on the stove top. This locks them in and you use the water you cook with to puree.
When I make baby food this is what I use, the basket from the machine, a knife, a measuring cup, a vegetable peeler and a rubber spatula. Everything I have made so far has made 12oz or more, I have a freezer full of ready to eat baby food. I have tasted everything and my toddler LOVED the sweet potato butternut squash mash I made. I pureed the rest and froze it for the baby.
What I didn't like about the machine
It is hard to open at first, but with each use it gets easier.
The water level indicator is very hard to read, I just finally figured out how much water to put in a bottle to get it to the line I need without having to worry. 7oz gets it to the max line, and 5oz gets it to the second line, about 2oz gets it the first.
The book they send with the Nuk Cook-n-Blend is mostly stuff for older babies, not babies in stage one.
But I did find this website more than helpful when shopping for my baby's next meal www.wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com
So far we have made, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash, Carrots, Apples, Pear, Apples and Pears, and Green Beans.
I was a little bit intimidated by making baby food, but this product has made it so easy. It steams and purees, which is so convenient! The basket surprisingly holds a good amount of produce, so I have been able to batch cook. I steamed and pureed a 3 lb. bag of medium size apples and made a little over 1 weeks worth of baby food. Everything that I've made turns our very smooth in consistency. The lid is a little tight and hard to get off at first, but after day 4 it loosened up a good bit. At a little over [$] , this was well worth the money. I am extremely happy with my purchase!
I haven't been using it for very long, but I am very pleased with this food grinder. My baby is just starting on more textured foods and this grinds foods up to a perfect consistency. Easy enough for him to be able to swallow hole, if he does not chew the food up at all. I've even ground up chicken in here. I don't think he will be at this stage very long, where we need to grind up foods this much for him, but it is very inexpensive so worth the money.
These cups are cute, yes, but the lids to not stay on at all. I've pushed on all corners, tried from the center, tried from the sides, gotten it hot to see if it got too cold in the mail. Since there is not much of a lip on the item, there seems to be nothing to get the lid to stay but a very fine groove. Since the bottoms seem to have dented inward, I just can't get them on. One of six I managed to get on.
Another important detail that is missing from the product description. The different colors are different sizes... not that it matters when they don't work!
I've contacted nuk about the problem so that they hopefully fix the issue, but in the mean time, I'd stay away from this product!