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.
Waterworks Museum Grand Opening
What: Learn the history of H2O, interact with costumed guides, and tour Great Machines Hall.
Why: Perhaps she’ll think twice about letting the tap trickle.
When: Opens Sun. Wed., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 2450 Beacon St. (617-277-0065). To R.S.V.P. for opening (recommended), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.
Pottery Painting Festival
What: Add a splash of color to mugs, figurines, and more ($6.50-$35) at the new creative space, plus 50 percent off selected books.
Why: With hues like blueberry hill and ruby slippers, he can let his imagination go wild.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Barefoot Books Studio, 89 Thoreau St., Concord (978-369-1770).
What: Watch shearing and sheepherding demos, and learn how rough fleece is transformed into soft sweaters.
Why: Insanely cute baby goats and lambs.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 S. Great Rd., Lincoln (781-259-2200). Tickets at 781-259-2206. Adults, $10; children, $8; under 2, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Baby Brezza