We didn’t fancy ourselves the homemade-baby food type until we spied mashed bananas in a jar at the grocery store and thought, “How hard can that be?”
Turns out, making baby food is a breeze — thanks to Baby Brezza, a new munchkin blender that steams and purees everything from pears to potatoes in one fell swoop.
Unlike other baby food blenders, this one doesn’t require that you drain the fruits and veggies from a steamer basket before whipping them into an infant-friendly consistency. Simply chop your produce, add water, and set to the recommended time. The Brezza does the rest.
It also has steam-only and blend-only (hello, breakfast smoothies) functionality, so we think of it more as a useful kitchen appliance than a must-have baby feeding fad.
That’s right — even preschoolers will go gaga for it.
Deering Seafood Festival
What: Visit the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone, create seaworthy crafts, and watch cooking demos.
Why: Calypso bands give a taste of the islands.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. (305-235-1668 ext. 233). Tickets online at t2.clicknprint.com. Adults and children 15 and up, $15 in advance/$20 at the door; children 4-14, $5; under 4, free.
Thaddeus Rex & Rock the Dinosaur
What: Hear award-winning tunes that get kids revved for reading.
Why: The towering dino is a pro at getting them hooked on books.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets online at sundaymusicals.org. Adults, $12; children, $10.
Family Fest: Rhythms of the World
What: Catch musical performances from around the globe, hear stories, and make some noise at the drumming workshop.
Why: Ballet Brika’s lively dancing has nothing to do with traditional tutus.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. (305-949-6722). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Baby Brezza