Baby Bullet South Africa - By Megan Kelly

[CLOSED] Baby Bullet – Worth the hype (and price)?

Baby Bullet South Africa - By Megan KellyI won’t lie, I am a mom of convenience. I use disposable nappies and wet wipes instead of cloth diapers for the same reason that I feed my child jars of baby food – convenience. I just don’t have the time to make organic and fresh baby food… well, that’s what I thought.

The Baby Bullet was recently launched in South Africa, creating chatter among moms. In fact, since being sent mine, it has been the most requested blog post and constantly floods my inbox.

I have been documenting my experience with the Baby Bullet on Instastories but in case you have missed it, here’s some background: Following their success, the same people who brought us the NutriBullet have recently launched their latest product called the Baby Bullet which provides the perfect solution for busy parents who want to give their kids the best start.

Homemade baby food is more nutritional, affordable and easy to make with the Baby Bullet. It also gives parents peace of mind knowing exactly what is in your baby’s food, unlike jarred baby food which has a shelf life of up to 3 years and is packed with preservatives, fillers, sugars, and salts.

The Baby Bullet comes in a 22-piece set which includes:

  • Power Base
  • Cross Blade – used for chopping, blending and puréeing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and meats
  • Flat Blade – used for milling hard foods like rice, oats and other grains
  • Batch Bowl (holds about 900g of baby food)
  • 2 x Short Cups (each holds about 340g of baby food)
  • 2 x Stay-Fresh Lids
  • Spatula
  • 2 x Freezer Trays
  • 2 x Freezer Tray Lids
  • 6 x Date Dial Storage Cups (each holds about 60g of baby food)
  • Storage Tray
  • User Manual & Recipe book
  • Pocket Nutritionist

The Baby Bullet is entirely unique in comparison to the NutriBullet (a question that I get asked, A LOT!) as it has been made specifically for the preparation and storage of baby foods. The idea is that no matter how manic your lifestyle, you are still able to create delicious and healthy food for your baby, packed with nutrients.

The notable differences between the NutriBullet and Baby Bullet is that the use of a smaller motor means that it doesn’t pulverize, which allows you to manage the texture of the food based on your baby’s weaning stage, whereas The NutriBullet only blends to smoothie consistency. Another convenience factor is that the batch bowl of the Baby Bullet can take hot foods, whereas the NutriBullet can’t.

I will be honest – I figured it would be quite the schlep to make baby food myself and I actually went a week without opening the package, putting the idea off entirely! But I was so wrong and have found the process to be quite therapeutic, rewarding, and enjoyable.

It takes me all of 20 minutes to prepare 2-4 weeks’ worth of baby food, which costs around R35-R70. When compared to the usual store-bought jarred baby food, I am saving around R700+ per month which means that within 2 months I have already made my money back by using the Baby Bullet instead of store-bought baby foods – quite impressive!

Baby Bullet South Africa - By Megan KellyWhat I really liked about the Baby Bullet is that the set includes the tools and everything that I needed to know to get started. It wasn’t as if they just gave me another kitchen gadget and hoped for the best. The resources included everything from recipe ideas, getting the correct consistency for Eli’s weaning stage, how to choose the freshest products, tips for storage and even how to identify signs that Eli was ready for solids.Baby Bullet South Africa - By Megan Kelly

At the beginning of the week, I usually make Eli’s baby food. I start by steaming a few veggies in the microwave before pouring them straight into the batch bowl. Eli is still quite young, so I also pour the water that was used to steam in with the veg, to create a smooth consistency. Using the cross-blade, I blend the veg in our Baby Bullet until it’s smooth enough, and then dish it into our freezer storage trays, saving one batch to serve immediately for dinner. I usually make enough to fill 2 big batch bowls which will see me through over 2 weeks and takes less than 15-minutes to make.

I find the short cups to be quite convenient, especially when I am cutting fruit up for a lunch-time snack or even just cooking dinner for the family. With our Baby Bullet I often pop a few pieces of fruit into the short cup and blend to make a quick treat for Eli, or if I am making something like chicken and veg, I add a little serving into the Baby Bullet’s short cup, blend it up to a smoother consistency and let Eli enjoy dinner with us.

I will go out and say that this might just be one of my favourite products that I have been sent – I have so much fun trying new food combinations and love seeing Eli’s reaction to new flavours and foods. Something worth noting is that I can’t handle the taste, texture or look of jarred baby foods, but making Eli food myself has me tasting and licking the bowl clean. In fact, some of the flavour combinations that I have made for Eli have even prompted my husband asking if I can save a batch for him to eat with toast, because it smells THAT good! I have also used our Baby Bullet to make myself soup and smoothies, and recently used the flat blade to crush biscuits for the base of my tart.

I asked on Facebook what questions you had about the Baby Bullet and tried covering everything in this post. A lot of you had asked for my favourite flavour combinations which I promise to share in the next couple of weeks.

The recommended retail selling price for the Baby Bullet is R1599 and it comes with a 1-year warranty. For more information and stockists, visit www.nutribullet.co.za.

COMPETITION

Baby Bullet have kindly collaborated with me, to give away a Baby Bullet 22-piece set. All you have to do is fill in the widget below to be entered to win. Terms and Conditions Apply.

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I am Megan Kelly, the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl and Eli, and local business owner providing digital marketing solutions. I live on copious amounts of coffee, can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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82 Comments
  • Daniela
    Posted at 22:33h, 31 January Reply

    awesome giveaway, very convenient to have one of these

  • Cathy Badenhorst
    Posted at 21:35h, 31 January Reply

    What an awesome gadget to have! Thanks for the great review

  • Gloria Mocumi
    Posted at 15:19h, 31 January Reply

    I’ve had the baby bullet on my wishlist since my 6th month of pregnancy, now baby is 4months old and we will start weaning soon. Winning this giveaway would be awesome.

  • Saajida
    Posted at 12:48h, 31 January Reply

    This sounds amazing! Initially I didn’t think much of the Baby Bullet but your review made me realise what an investment it is.

  • ae minx
    Posted at 09:46h, 31 January Reply

    This would make an amazing gift for my pregnant friend

  • faithplusmom
    Posted at 21:14h, 30 January Reply

    The Baby Bullet has been on my wishlist since before I was even pregnant with Leevi – what a great win it would be!

  • Linda Laing
    Posted at 20:00h, 30 January Reply

    Awesome appliance!

  • Nikita
    Posted at 19:36h, 30 January Reply

    Love this! Would love to have this in my kitchen.

  • Hlungepi Vutela
    Posted at 15:46h, 30 January Reply

    I loved the baby bullet first time I saw it. It would be a wonderful gadget to have for my little one and it will save me time on meal preparation while making sure the meals I make are nutritious for my little one. I would really love to win this, I need it

  • Carla VD Westy (@carlieshell)
    Posted at 15:02h, 30 January Reply

    I am still struggling to get harvey to eat solids, so I am still doing the steaming and blending with multiple devices! I need this in my life to stop wasting so much time!

  • Nicoleen Meeding
    Posted at 14:34h, 30 January Reply

    would really love this for my baby

  • Janel Sunderlall
    Posted at 13:59h, 30 January Reply

    Fingers crossed

  • Lisa
    Posted at 13:31h, 30 January Reply

    I have the worlds fussiest eaters so not only would this make making my babies food easier it will help with make my 3 year old some food – she will only eat veggies if they are hidden. So I can make Baby food then bang some of hers into her sisters food! Holding fingers

  • Natasha Maggott
    Posted at 11:45h, 30 January Reply

    Ever since I saw this on the market I’ve always wanted one.so handy and neat

  • Avisha
    Posted at 11:41h, 30 January Reply

    So helpful for working mum planning for the week ahead

  • Gabriella
    Posted at 18:22h, 28 January Reply

    I wasn’t convinced we couldn’t just use our normal Nutribullet till I read this…!

  • Nicole.W
    Posted at 23:56h, 26 January Reply

    This little gadget would be an absolute blessing! With my second lg due mid April 2018 i have vowed that when the time comes – i will be making all her food from scratch! This way ensuring that she is given the best possible nourishment while having peace of mind knowing EXACTLY what her food contains. The baby bullet would enable me to do this quickly and efficiently – a heavens sent while balancing a career, being a wife and a mom to an already 7 year old! Thank you for the extremely informative post ♡

  • Omphile Raleie
    Posted at 17:34h, 24 January Reply

    With twins due in July – this would be a definite time saver for me and the babies 🤰🏽👶🏽👶🏽

  • Robyn Kleintjes
    Posted at 15:47h, 24 January Reply

    I would love this for my 2nd child. I made the mistake of using store bought puree with my first born but I definitely think i could make it tastier and save loads by using this. Life is hectic as it is and anything to make life just a little easier would definitely help.

  • jenny
    Posted at 20:39h, 23 January Reply

    Love this!

  • Maz
    Posted at 22:38h, 22 January Reply

    NutriBullet cannot do anything wrong in my eyes. Wish this was around when I had Knox and was making all his food using a hand blender!

  • Riétte
    Posted at 14:51h, 22 January Reply

    Awesome giveaway and great review! Looks like such a time saver.

  • Ayesha
    Posted at 07:13h, 19 January Reply

    Really nice unit to create wholesome, home made food for little one.

    What is the warrantee on the unit?

  • Jason Booysen
    Posted at 13:26h, 18 January Reply

    Hate seeing how my wife struggles to mash veggies for our little one..this would definitely come in handy in our household.

  • Joles
    Posted at 13:16h, 18 January Reply

    This would be the most awesome gift ever to start off our brand new family! As a new mum, it would be amazing to own and to have such peace of mind knowing that our baby are taking in the best form of nutrients in a delicious form of soft food.

  • Meagan B
    Posted at 14:09h, 17 January Reply

    This has been on my wishlist for the longest time and would be perfect for my little one. 😁

  • Joles
    Posted at 08:07h, 17 January Reply

    What an awesome awesome giveaway! I would so love to win this for our noonoos <3

  • flutterbymegs
    Posted at 09:20h, 16 January Reply

    Awesome giveaway for all the Mom’s out there 😉

  • Dawn W
    Posted at 08:39h, 16 January Reply

    WOW what an amazing machine!!!! ♥☺

  • Debbie Thackeray
    Posted at 08:34h, 16 January Reply

    We are knee deep in baby food! Looks much easier than the hand held stick blender ive been using!

  • Adeline Pillay
    Posted at 08:21h, 16 January Reply

    Would love it

  • rioshni
    Posted at 08:08h, 16 January Reply

    this is an awesome giveaway make any moms life easy and nutritional drinks for baby

  • Samantha Pearce
    Posted at 07:59h, 16 January Reply

    Awesome giveway

  • Michae
    Posted at 07:29h, 16 January Reply

    I could do with a Baby Bullet 22-piece set please, it will be so easier for meal prepping fr myself, dad and baby. Leaving home at 15h30 am in the morning, trying to sort baby out myself and dad, its a handful. Believe Me i could do with the set will save so much time to spend with my family. And its freezer safe Thank You!

  • Judy Padayachee
    Posted at 02:53h, 16 January Reply

    I would love to win. 😁😍

  • Elizabeth Brooks
    Posted at 00:48h, 16 January Reply

    Looks like a great money saver product

  • Manjoo Rughunandan
    Posted at 22:35h, 15 January Reply

    Wow !! This is so awesome for my grandchildren ,preparing meals made so quick and easy . It’s versatile ,easy to use ,especially when late from work .

  • Irfaan
    Posted at 21:41h, 15 January Reply

    Good to know what I can continue to use this product even once my baby is no longer having specially made baby food.

  • Patricia Edwards
    Posted at 21:41h, 15 January Reply

    Oh wow who knew so versatile

  • Rehana Seedat
    Posted at 21:04h, 15 January Reply

    I would love to win this for my son

  • Ayesha
    Posted at 20:48h, 15 January Reply

    This would be great to make my grandsons meals with

  • Ronell
    Posted at 20:29h, 15 January Reply

    I have only just seen the baBy bullet advertised but never thought much about it up until right now……. after reading your article I’m totally sold on this product. Would really love to win this for my baby whose going to start solids.

  • thea lennox
    Posted at 20:05h, 15 January Reply

    Would be so great in the kitchen @matrixalive

  • Tanzila Jada
    Posted at 20:02h, 15 January Reply

    Have been eagerly waiting for this comp to go up. Little girl will be starting solids soon so I’m hoping to do the best I can for her as it’s a first for both of us.

  • Kirsty Robinson
    Posted at 19:31h, 15 January Reply

    Great review. Fingers crossed 🤞🏼

  • Sharleen
    Posted at 19:27h, 15 January Reply

    This would be so useful for my grandson’s meals

  • Jacqueline Sands
    Posted at 19:16h, 15 January Reply

    This would the perfect gift for my niece who’s just had her first baby! I’d love to spoil her with this fantastic kit.

  • Dané
    Posted at 19:03h, 15 January Reply

    I would love this for my little girl starting solids soon!

  • Michelle Van Rooyen
    Posted at 18:50h, 15 January Reply

    Great give away, I love experimenting with veggies and fruit. Would love to try out some yummy ideas.

  • Charlene E
    Posted at 18:43h, 15 January Reply

    What a great review – answered almost every question I ever had about the baby bullet. I’m convinced and would love to win!

  • Lindi Dewing
    Posted at 18:30h, 15 January Reply

    Fantastic giveaway!

  • Gaelyn Cokayne
    Posted at 17:54h, 15 January Reply

    I would love to win one for when Baby Cokes starts solids!

  • Kelly V
    Posted at 17:46h, 15 January Reply

    Sounds like a winner!

  • Lizelle Van Rooyen
    Posted at 17:45h, 15 January Reply

    Wow… now I like the Baby bullet even more.

  • andrea bester
    Posted at 17:43h, 15 January Reply

    This would be awesome with my daufgter I struggled so much. With the next baby would love to make life easier with this

    • andrea bester
      Posted at 17:45h, 15 January Reply

      daughter*

  • Angela Dungey
    Posted at 17:41h, 15 January Reply

    I HAVE ONE AND WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY SISTER WHO IS EXPECTING HER SECOND CHILD THIS WOULD REALLY BE SO HELPFUL FOR HER!

  • Dawn Clarke
    Posted at 17:41h, 15 January Reply

    What an amazing appliance. I would love to finally try this

  • Laurissa Thompson
    Posted at 16:30h, 15 January Reply

    I would love to try this as I am super keen to use natural products for baby.

  • Sofiah
    Posted at 16:02h, 15 January Reply

    Would love to try this machine to make my baby purées for my little boy who is 7 months old and only eats mums home made baby food

  • Petre
    Posted at 15:40h, 15 January Reply

    This is so innovative! Would really like to try it out!

  • JodiM
    Posted at 15:38h, 15 January Reply

    I would love to gift this to a friend who is expecting!

  • Nivashini Thaver
    Posted at 15:37h, 15 January Reply

    amazing product. I have been dying to get one!!!!

  • Luchae Williams
    Posted at 15:31h, 15 January Reply

    Honestly, buying baby food at R10 per pop VS forking out the cash on one of these babies, makes no sense!

  • Alicia
    Posted at 15:18h, 15 January Reply

    I have been dying to get one of these and there is always something that happens that it doesn’t work out. What a useful awesome little product <3

  • Carli
    Posted at 15:16h, 15 January Reply

    Best invention ever and would love this to gift to a friend 🙂

  • Adele
    Posted at 15:16h, 15 January Reply

    Love this!! Such a great review… I enjoyed making food for my toddler but used the stick blender and it was very Labour intensive, this looks like way more fun, and with baby no 2 arriving in a few weeks this would be super handy!!

  • Justine Burgess
    Posted at 15:14h, 15 January Reply

    Very interesting to hear how versatile this little machine is! My little man just loves smoothies!

  • Marilyn cecilia govender
    Posted at 15:13h, 15 January Reply

    Would love it esp as I will be looking after my grandkids two of rhrm

  • Seshnie
    Posted at 15:12h, 15 January Reply

    Thanks for answering my quesyion in yr post… it was a lovely read and you have convinced me on this product.. thanks Megan… crossing fingers and toes here…

  • Shaazia Khan
    Posted at 14:31h, 15 January Reply

    This is such a great product and I would be so grateful to win this.

  • Anusha Naidoo
    Posted at 14:29h, 15 January Reply

    This is a absolutely wonderful product to own , will definitely be well used and appreciated.

  • Tamlyn J
    Posted at 14:29h, 15 January Reply

    Heard such incredible things about the baby bullet. the size is perfect for portion control too!

  • Kim Muller
    Posted at 14:28h, 15 January Reply

    I love that it’s versatile enough to be used for other things, like crushing biscuits for tarts. My youngest is going to be starting solids soon, so gonna need something like this. Or this if I win 😂

  • Roxanne Chutthergoon
    Posted at 14:24h, 15 January Reply

    Amazing. I would love to make all sorts of nutritious and delicious fresh smoothies.

  • Glynis
    Posted at 14:22h, 15 January Reply

    This would definitely be so much better than store bought baby food. I’

  • Jackie Katzen
    Posted at 14:19h, 15 January Reply

    I would love a Baby Bullet

  • Ronnae Elliott
    Posted at 14:18h, 15 January Reply

    Awesome prize!

  • Suzelle Cilliers
    Posted at 14:02h, 15 January Reply

    I was in two minds about it because I want the nutribullet. But this might work better with baby nr 2 on the way. Thanks for going into detail!

  • Riaz
    Posted at 13:57h, 15 January Reply

    awesome product

  • Candice Williams
    Posted at 13:51h, 15 January Reply

    This is so awesome. My toddler would love this 🙂

  • Kelly Jennings
    Posted at 13:41h, 15 January Reply

    I would love this to make smoothies

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