Meal-Time Essentials

Devan’s Meal Time

His age: 8.5 months

What he likes:

  • Gasol red rice + white rice flour
  • carrot
  • minced chicken
  • chicken stock
  • water

What he dislikes:

  • Instant baby food (I don’t know why when it comes to instant porridge, his face grows green :D)

Mommy’s gears:

  • baby cubes
  • munchkins baby food grinder

The gears:

  • his bouncer
  • his doidy cup
  • his full body bibs

Gears Review:

Baby Cubes

Baby cubes are used to store homemade food in the freezer. It’s supposed to store ready-to-eat baby food, so we only babycubesneed to reheat it using microwave before serving.

Since I give Devan gasol flour, I change the water with chicken stock to give it more taste. So I use the baby cubes to store chicken stock. The chicken used to make the stock is later grind and made into ice cubes with a regular ice maker. Same goes with steamed carrot and broccoli. I think baby cubes are too big for this since it can hold up to 70ml, and it’s not very practical to fill it half way only since it takes up a lot of space in the freezer.

One or two piece of frozen stock, gasol flour, a block of ground chicken and vegetable will make two to three portion of meal. I usually made two portions to avoid my baby to get bored and refuse to eat.

Baby Cubes retails for about Rp. 125.000 / set and available at

Munchkins Baby Food Grinder

edit-DSC01585I spot this at a baby store in Surabaya while actually planning to carry a heavy, big, non-practical out of date meat grinder along when I’m back to Semarang after delivering Devan. I decided to buy it anyway and when I tried it, I was impressed :D

I’ve tried to grind sour meat soup with tahu and tempe plus a tablespoon of rice. It does turn them into nice, delicious puree. Rice, tahu, tempe are grounded nicely but not too soft. On the other side, the meat didn’t. Well, it does said that it works best with minced meat.

The best part of this grinder is that it’s:

  • non electric. No battery and power needed.
  • lightweight, so it’s perfect for traveling with baby.
  • microwave, dishwasher save
  • easy to clean! The parts are easily disengaged and put back so no worries of food waste being slipped into small area and missed while cleaning.

Munchkins Baby Food Grinder is available at Suzana baby shops at Surabaya

Doidy Cup


The DOIDY Cup is designed and made in the U.K., to teach your child to drink from a rim. Starting with a small amount of liquid in the DOIDY Cup, your child will soon become adept at drinking from a rim therefore avoiding the problems bottles or sippy cups may cause. The unique slant of the cup enables children to drink easily as they can see the contents without thrusting their heads forward and downwards. They also learn to put the cups down properly.Devan got this training cup as a present. I used Pigeon MagMag for his siblings, and not impressed with it. So I got quite surprised of how fast Devan could drink directly from the cup with much much less spill than I expected. And he’s kind of addicted with this cup. He becomes a bit cranky if I put away the cup to continue feeding him. It’s a good thing because I can skip bottle then :D

Doidy Cup is available at and retails for Rp. 145.000

Long Sleeved Bib

This half-body bib can cover the whole front upper body and babies arms. It has a plastic layer at the backside, so spill of liquid won’t wet the baby’s clothes. Oh and this comes in a big size so I think it’s wearable until the next 2 years.

I bought this bib for Rp. 45.000 from an online shop however I don’t think it’s still on stock. But I believe you can find it in many baby shops around the country.


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  1. wah, jadi pengen beli doidy cup dan long sleeves bib buat anakku.
    Dimana ya?
    btw, apa memang kebiasaan makan homemade baby food jadi bikin anak gak doyan instant baby food ya?
    Dua anakku gitu semua…jadi berendeng deh bawaannya kalo pergi-pergi. Thermos, frozen food, dll :)

  2. Jengkir, gue pernah liat alat kayak grinderlo itu di OL shop metalmomshop.multiply. Beda penampakan, tapi mirip fungsinya sih. Dia juga jual doidy cup dan baby cubes.

    *bukan sales/owner metalmomshop ya. Kebetulan pernah ngubek2 situsnya jadi kenal deh sm yg punya*

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