You nailed the purees but are utterly flummoxed by the transition to solids.
Put away your cookbooks and sign on with Yapita, an Emeryville-based baby and toddler food delivery service that provides a full week’s worth of fresh, organic meals a la the milkman.
Same as the old-fashioned bottle-swap system, there’s no waste: You simply pay a one-time deposit for the gear — in this case an insulated bagful of single-portion, BPA-free, microwaveable, and dishwasher-safe containers — and, once a week, it arrives on your doorstep packed with flash-frozen, homemade eats.
Yapita has purees and transitional combos for the littlest of eaters, but it was the Munchers menu for kids ages 12 months and up that caught our eye. Easily grasped finger foods, like tiny frittatas and broccoli nuggets, take the prep (and guess) work out of feeding your hungry man.
The menu evolves based on seasonality and your feedback. So if your snacker loves veggie pancakes but hates potato parsnip with chives, fill out the included survey and vote his dislikes out of rotation.
We think that’s solid.
Available for pickup at Rockridge Kids, 5511 College Avenue, between Ocean View Drive and Lawton Avenue, Oakland (510-601-5437); Tot Tank, 1413 Park Street, between Santa Clara and Central Avenues, Alameda (510-865-8265 or tottank.com); online at yapitayum.com, $10-$35 per week, plus a $30 deposit. Delivery is currently available in East Bay for $5, San Francisco for $8.
Basho & Friends Halloween Morning Show
What: The under 5s rock their costumes to the (spook-themed) mix of Spanish and English rap, pop, and country.
Why: They can’t stay up late.
When: Sat., 9-11 a.m.
Where: Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center, 295 Day St., b/t Sanchez & Church Sts. (415-970-8061). Free.
What: A close-up on nature’s spooks, including vultures, snakes, skulls, and live tarantulas, plus spider-themed crafts.
Why: They’re super freaky.
When: Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., in Golden Gate Park (415-379-8000). Event is free with museum admission. Adults, $30; kids 12-17, $25; kids 4-11, $20; kids 3 and under, free.
Halloween Sweets Tour
What: Trick-or-treaters sample Parisian macarons, single-origin chocolate, and other gourmet sweets while exploring the Ferry Building.
Why: All in good taste.
When: Sun., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: 1 Ferry Building (415-291-3276). Tickets online at gourmetwalks.tix.com. Adults, $5; kids, $38.
Photo: Hannah Lynde / Courtesy of Yapita