Written by: Candace March 10 2010
I see a lot of cool gear doing reviews, so I have to be really impressed with something to actually go back and order additional products. But since giving Innobaby a whirl, I’ve become a die-hard fan and customer!
Charlie had just started on solids and I was experimenting with making his baby food when my package from Innobaby arrived, so I got to put them right to use. All of the Innobaby Keepin’ Fresh products are freezer safe, which of course prompted me to immediately load them up with food and put them in the freezer. It was so convenient to be able to take out an already full dish of food rather than having to wash my hands, get a frozen cube of food out, put it in a dish, and then put it in the refrigerator to defrost. Anytime a product can simplify a process I’m ecstatic. The containers are also microwave safe if your little one prefers his food warm or if you just want to take the chill off.
There are several things that make these storage dishes stand out from your regular old plasticware. One is that they are BPA free, a must for storing baby food. What stood out to me the most, though, is the amazingly high quality level. The lids on both the plastic and glass containers have four locking seals and a rubberized insert that really seals in freshness which—a must when storing baby food. The glass containers are a wonderful heavyweight glass that would be difficult to break. Of the two I tried (plastic and glass), the glass ones are actually my favorite, because of the rectangular shape of the dish. I found that I can move the defrosted food to one side of the container and mix cereal right next to it, getting everything ready for Charlie’s lunch right there in one dish.
Innobaby also has some super cool “on the go” products. Their line of Packin’ SMART products is genius. They are cool stackable containers that can store baby food, formula, vitamins, snacks … pretty much whatever you need to take with you. I was literally lying in bed last night thinking of all the possibilities for these products. (I know, I’m a dork!) I was able to try both the Butterfly, which stores dry products, and the Stack-N-Seal series, which can store both wet and dry products. You can stack as many or as few containers as you would like, so customizing the container to your needs for the day is effortless. The Butterfly Series would be awesome for a day out when you would need several bottles of formula or snacks. They would also be great for a mom who has a toddler and an infant, to put formula in one section for the baby and a snack in a different section for the toddler. The possibilities are endless!
The Stack-N-Seal products (which can hold wet or dry items) even has containers designated with a fruit or vegetable symbol if you need to carry two varieties of baby food. They are also freezer and microwave safe! I know these will be perfect when we have to feed Charlie on the go—I’ll be able to grab them from the freezer and stick them in my bag on the way out the door. And since I don’t thin Charlie’s food out until right before I serve it, I know these will be perfect to store breastmilk in one section and have the food in another.
I can’t say enough about Innobaby. I am just blown away by these super cool products—I know I will be using for years to come!
Price: $8 – $20
Buy It: innobaby.com