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Nikki Dinki is the TV host of Junk Food Flip on the Cooking Channel, a cookbook author, radio host, and voiceover artist. This New York based chef rose to fame by hosting a cooking show on YouTube, the nation got to know her on Food Network Star, and now she’s expecting a baby girl in April! Just in time for National Nutrition Month, the author of the new cookbook “Meat on The Side” shares some of her feeding Gugu Guru registry picks with us, and what she’s selected to feed her soon-to-arrive little foodie!
Inglesina Fast Chair: A Gugu Guru favorite, this lightweight baby-chair is a perfect companion for any parent! With its fold-flat closing system for no-hassle use and easy transportation, you can easily tote this chair around from restaurant to restaurant, or even on a vacation. At only 4.2 pounds, this chair can be thrown in the bottom of a stroller, or even in the diaper bag. The Fast Chair is easily washable, yet very sturdy, and able to be attached to a variety of table-top widths. Its compactness is perfect for Nikki who lives in a city apartment and is also a frequent traveler.
Beaba Babycook: Looking to make your own baby food but feel overwhelmed? Let the Beaba Babycook help! This small (key word being: small) countertop appliance is unique in that it steams, blends, warms, and defrosts meals for your little one. Want to make your baby a fast meal? The Beaba steams fruits and veggies in 15 minutes, blends them into a puree, all the while preserving all of the nutrients and vitamins! When it comes time to clean up, just throw the bowl and basket in the dishwasher so it’s ready to go again soon!
Kiinde Foodii Starter Kit: As your baby learns to eat more solid foods, they will enjoy slurping down pouches of delicious pureed fruits and veggies. The Kiinde Foodii Starter Kit makes it incredibly easy to fill pouches with your homemade baby food and purees. These BPA, PVC, latex, and pthalate-free pouches are a perfect way to feed baby on the go, send to daycare with baby, or simply keep in the fridge for meal time. If baby isn’t old enough to feed him or herself from a pouch yet, you can twist a soft silicone squeeze spoon onto the pouch and squeeze the puree from the pouch directly into the spoon – mess free!
Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Toy & High Chair Wipes and Hand & Face Wipes: When it comes to clean up time, you want something strong enough to clean up food from the high chair, but sensitive enough to be around your baby! Babyganics Toy & High Chair Wipes are the perfect answer – made from non-allergenic plant based ingredients, these wipes are free from ammonia, bleach, phosphates, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances or dyes. Safe to use on toys, high chairs, and table tops, and even safer to be around your little one! And, of course, Babyganics shines again with their Hand Sanitizer (great for moms and safe for baby), which is alcohol-free and kills 99.9% of germs. As well as with their Hand & Face Wipes, which quickly get baby clean after a messy feeding. Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested, these soft wipes are hypoallergenic and get the job done!
bambu Kids Bowl, Spoons and Hemp Bib: When it comes to feeding your baby, you also want to make sure whatever you’re using to feed baby is healthy, since it is going into his or her mouth! We love the bambu Kid and Baby Utensils – made from certified organic bamboo, they are phthalate-free and BPA-free. The line certainly fits with Nikki’s request to have natural products that aren’t “too colorful”. We all loved the organic hemp denim bib with adorable honey bee detail (bambu’s bee-themed products support the Honey Bee Research Lab at Oregon State University!) With a variety of choices, from spoons, bowls, and teethers and more, the bambu line is going surely going to be a hit with your baby and safely grow with them to toddlerhood.
Jenna Helwig’s Real Baby Food Cookbook: When it comes to figuring out what to feed a baby, sometimes you need to turn to a book, which is why we are big fans of Jenna Helwig’s Real Baby Food Cookbook. Helwig, the food editor at Parents magazine, makes the art of creating baby food so simple, even for busy moms and dads. She guides you through the early days of simple foods, to adding spices, meats, flavors, and even multi-flavor blends like Salmon, Kale, and Sweet Potato Smash. With over 100 meals in the book, your little one is sure to have a head-start on their culinary palate!
Organic foodie graphic one-piece from Baby Gap: Nikki’s sister got her this organic footed onesie from Baby Gap and we are now obsessed. 100% certified organic cotton with a beautiful screen printed illustration.