I was lucky enough to be able to try out the Green Sprouts Eco-Friendly Freezer Tray by iPlay recently and want to post about it. I loved this thing! You can find them here on Amazon.
They look like this....
What is that and why are you posting about it?
It's a simple, silicone tray, sort of like an ice tray (and I suppose you might could use it for one, but I didn't try) that is typically used for making homemade baby food. Is there really any other kind of baby food?! Not around here. ;0)
I like that the trays are an actual square, as opposed to using a traditional plastic ice try. This makes the baby food a lot easier to store because it stacks better. There are no curved edges like there would normally be when you pop your baby food out.
Of course the best feature of the product is the fact that it is BPA free. BPA (Bisphenol A) is a chemical make up in a lot of plastic products that can be harmful to our babies. Now we don't want that do we? It can be harmful to the development of children and studies also show that it can be harmful to the development of a developing fetus. (Lots o' "development" in there huh?) Do your research! Educate yourself for the safety of your little ones!
Ok...back to the tray. There was no twisting and turning like a normal ice tray. That also means no rogue cubes of baby food deciding to escape. I really despise when I lose half of them to the floor. Twist the tray, out they pop, and away they go...Like they're making a break for it Man! With the Green Sprouts tray, I had to push the cubes out of the bottom. This concept took me a second to grasp (call it Mommy Brain). The easiest way I found was to just turn the tray upside down on a plate and use my fingers to pop them out.
The One and Only Con that I found:
The ONLY thing I would change about this product is to perhaps make it bigger, or for iPlay to offer a bigger size. I don't know about most people, but when I make baby food, I normally make enough for at least a couple of weeks. And I don't know about most babies, but mine usually eat 2 cubes at a sitting. Of course, anyone who knows my kids also knows that they are gargantuan and eat like small adults.
This is certainly one I would recommend to friends with children! And you guys know how picky I am! It takes a lot for me to call someone up and go "I love this thing!" and I did that after I finished using this product.
Disclaimer: This product was provided to me free of charge, in order for me to review it. All reviews posted on my blog are honest, and of my own opinion. I was not compensated for writing this review.