"My son is almost 2½ years old, and our go-to equipment in the kitchen has changed over that time. In the early days, this bottle dryer was in nonstop use. I love it because it’s two tiers, so it can hold several bottles, cups, and straws—items that typically just cycle on and off the rack instead of ever making it into a cabinet. I also relied on—and still rely on—a bottle brush to clean bottles, reusable pouches, and sippy cups.
Once we moved on to purees, I started using this personal blender from Ninja. I like the personal size better than using a full blender because of the size of the cups. I would use one cup-full to fill a few reusable pouches with puree, and that would last a couple of days. Pro tip for filling reusable pouches: Place them upside down in a jar to stabilize them when filling.
Along the way, I’ve realized how many everyday kitchen tools are important when cooking for a child. A small rubber spatula is vital for scraping purees from a smoothie maker. A pizza cutter is great for cutting non-pizza items like quesadillas, pancakes, and toast sticks into todder-size bites. And a paring knife gets constant use for cutting fruit and many other foods into small bites."
— Janet Taylor
Deputy Art Director and mom of Callum, 2 years 4 months