Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lovely Testimonial

Lovely message from Winifred in Wellington, New Zealand:

I discovered your product when reading Export magazine. My daughter was using ice block trays for the twins solids which she did not appear to find too difficult. However your product for freezing solids sounded so good that I ordered a set of trays for her. Well, she never looked back. She was full of praise for their ease of use. I downloaded your recipes for her too and it just made life so much simpler for her.

Thank you very much, Winifred!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Loving the Solids Starter Kit!

Real love from Rebecca in Phoenix, Arizona ~ a mumi&bubi Mum :)

I just received my kit today and couldn't wait to get it open! In combination with my Beaba baby food maker, I've already made and stored cherries, strawberries, bananas/breast milk, plums, carrots and apples.

I absolutely love these trays and how convenient they are. I WAS going to go with an ice cube tray, but these caught my eye and I'm so glad I bought them instead. I love that I can make 42 portions of food at once.

Thank you so much for making such a fantastic product!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Solids Starter Kit on American TV!

I was so excited - and flattered - that the mumi&bubi Solids Starter Kit was featured in a feeding gear segment on FOX 23 TV Station in New York.

Thank you to Ilissa from Binx Baby for including us!

Check out Ilissa and the video.

mumi&bubi is based in New Zealand. The Solids Starter Kit is available in the USA at and and in Canada at

Friday, July 13, 2012

Banana & Mango

Today I froze some fresh, pureed banana and mango for a photo shoot.

These nutritious fruit cubes will be fabulous in our smoothies straight from the freezer or totally yummy when warmed & stirred into our morning oats :)

There are endless ideas for your frozen fruit cubes, in addition to baby food of course.

So many Mums I know (myself included) have been known to sneak their baby's homemade fruit cubes into their smoothies or stash them away for a cocktail party !

Where have all the cubes gone? Frozen mango daquiri anyone?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Organic Coconut Milk

How many times have you opened a jar of coconut milk and your recipe only required a few tablespoons? Or tomato paste? Or chicken stock? So many times, me too.

And I always put the rest of the jar into the fridge knowing I will of course use it up within the 3 day limit. You too?

And on rubbish day, guess what. I am cleaning out the fridge and there it is. Nope, didn't use it. What a waste of good food ingredients, and such a waste of money!

Freeze & store your organic coconut milk for later in your mumi&bubi freezing trays - too precious to go to waste!

In these pics, I have some gorgeous coconut milk cubes just removed from my mumi&bubi freezing tray - it is so great to freeze what you haven't used and save it for later in handy, easy-to-defrost portions.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

mumi&bubi: Beyond Baby Steps

This month, I am honoured to be featured in New Zealand's Exporter magazine. The article, "Beyond Baby Steps" reviews my experience exporting to the USA and working with World Wide Access.

Highlights from the article include:

Piet says that without World Wide Access she wouldn’t have had the opportunity or ease of entry into new markets that she’s currently experiencing.

Unlike working with a traditional distribution model, with World Wide Access I maintain control of my brand, product pricing and positioning. I’ve seen it happen with too many top New Zealand brands in overseas markets: they sign with a distributor and their product gets dumped onto the market. There is no control.

mumi&bubi is based in New Zealand. The Solids Starter Kit is available in the USA at and major shopping sites including, in Canada at, and will soon be available in Japan.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

#1 in Canada!

WooHoo! Just a few weeks after entering the Canadian market, our mumi&bubi Solids Starter Kit is this week ranked #1 in its category on Amazon Canada. Wow, thanks Canadian Mums!!!

Buy in the USA here
Buy in Australia here
Buy in New Zealand and all other International buyers visit us here

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Now in Canada!

The mumi&bubi Solids Starter Kit is now available in Canada, with local shipping from

I am so thrilled that my fellow Canadian parents will be able to make their homemade baby food easy with the Solids Starter Kit. Pretty cool, eh?

Very limited supply while we get up and running!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

More love from mumi&bubi Mums

Awesome new review from Jessica on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless Design!, February 29, 2012
These are hands down the best trays for freezing baby food. Here's why:

* Easy to put food into each section...No fancy wrist work there--it couldn't be better designed for this.

* Easy to freeze, since it has a cover... If you use regular ice cube trays, you have to mess with covering them with plastic wrap or foil every time.

* Easy to remove...

* Easy to thaw. The shape of the "cube" (which is, of course, not cube shaped at all) allows food to thaw quickly as it has a bigger surface area than, for example, a perfect cube. You can also fit more of this shape into a small bowl or cup than you can a more "cubey" shaped "cube."

FYI, I have also begun using these to freeze breastmilk....

read the whole review over on our page at

Thanks so much, Jessica for writing this review! Amazon reviews are so important for letting other Mums know how helpful our trays really are....from a real Mum's perspective :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Breast vs Bottle assertiveness training

They should really incorporate some assertiveness training into ante-natal classes. For the waitress asking you to leave for breastfeeding, "I will take my business elsewhere AFTER I have finished breastfeeding my baby AND I will advise my 2000 friends on Facebook to do the same, thank you." OR, for the Nana who objects to your bottle feeding at the shopping mall, "Thank you, it's not easy being a new Mum. Whip it out Grandma, he's all yours for the next 20 minutes."

Honestly, where do people ~ or the media ~ get off, telling you day after day, how to raise your children? One day the headline reads, "Bottle Mum Abused". The next day, "Breastfeeding Mum Banned From Cafe." What's a Mum to think???

I've been trying to ignore the on-going and relentless media coverage of the whole breast vs bottle issue that has completely spiraled out of control here in New Zealand. As a Mum who desperately tried to breastfeed both of my babies (and failed miserably according to the breastfeeding brigade simply couldn't produce enough milk), I stand by my decision to bottle feed. I have to.

Without any breastmilk available to buy, or anyone available to breastfeed my babies for me (bring back the wet nurse!), it was the only choice to keep my kids alive...and boy did they thrive. And guess what, they are still thriving and are the healthiest and smartest kids amongst their peers. Guilt Schmilt.

If you are reading this you know the secret that is healthy, homemade baby food and already know this: while breast or bottle is simply a means to survival for the first few months of a baby's life, the food your baby eats will nourish and nurture them for the rest of their lives.

Max and Isobel have been fed healthy, homemade food from starting solids to this present day. Not substandard, vitamin- and nutrient-deficient slop from the baby aisle that has a 2+ year shelf-life. Well, we mostly eat healthy, homemade food :) I'm not going to kid you and say we never have take-out or fast food or pasta sauce from a jar as opposed to my usual 3 hour simmering stove-top masterpiece. Everyone has fast food sometimes. But the fact that some Mums feed their babies fast food 3 times a day (ie: out of a jar or a BPA-lined tin can) should be the real cause for concern.

If you are either breast OR bottle feeding, it is entirely your decision and no one has the right to tell you otherwise or make you feel guilty, EVER. It's hard enough being a new Mum in a supportive and loving environment, let alone having a waitress asking you to leave the cafe for breastfeeding or the Nana who simply can't keep her opinions to herself in the shopping mall telling you not to bottle feed.

So it seems, you're damned if you do AND damned if you don't these days. Hang in there sister, whatever stage our babies are at, we are all in this together. You're doing a great job! Have a good look in the mirror and tell that beautiful woman she's a fabulous Mum... as often as you can :)