Blueberries

Superfood, schmuperfood… I think they’re totally over-rated myself. It may be something to do with my cruddy sinuses but to me blueberries taste of sugar water and old lady perfume. I’ve given them to Babybear and she always looked a bit disappointed after the first taste and chucked them away. They’re too expensive to get chucked, as far as I’m concerned, and anyway they taste better in a muffin, I always think… must post the recipe some day.

We have had a blueberry breakthrough today, however, with a tub of frozen ones. (So much cheaper than fresh and presumably nutritionally just as super). Poor Babybear’s teeth have been giving her agonies for the last week and she’s a little bored with peas. She lapped them up, I tell you. And they actually tasted pretty good to me too.

Now, has anyone got any tips for removing blueberry stains?

9 Responses to “Blueberries”

  1. Miriam says:

    Blueberries were a hit with my wee girl too, and I must say I was enticed by the superfood idea. We bought frozen too. And she loved so much her first word was blueberry. As for the stains. Hmm. A good rub with sunlight soap and hung out in the sun. Or just plastic bibs!

  2. Michelle says:

    I have had good results pouring boiling water directly over the berry stains – stains come out immediately. Then just launder as usual. Works for the other berries too.

  3. Merry Jo says:

    I’m in the US, so I don’t know if you can do this where you are, but we pick our own blueberries, and they are FAR superior to what you can buy in the store – fresh or frozen. Now we’re totally spoiled. :) Also, are you able to get OxiClean? That stuff gets out everything (works best on organic stains), such as cherry, strawberry, blueberry, etc., even baby poo! It’s like gold! :)

  4. Somersaults says:

    By frozen blueberries do you mean you just gave them to her from the freezer to help ease her teething pain? And do you do the same with peas? My daughter probably doesn’t have the dexterity to get something so small into her mouth just yet but it’s good to know!

    • Aitch says:

      frozen blueberries seem to defrost nice and quickly, so they’re good. I certainly gave mine frozen peas as well but i sometimes rested them in a wee bit of water first so that they weren’t so solid (and also to give them a bit of a rinse).

  5. Scozzie says:

    Napisan, available in the UK only at Tesco (in the baby section), less than 4 quid for a box. Add a wee scoop to your washing powder & wash as normal. No soaking, scrubbing etc…. definitely the answer for busy (lazy) mummies with poonami/food/grass stains etc!

  6. crystal says:

    how old was your wee one with blueberries? I am very interested in starting this but would worry about these being a choking hazard…..this will not be my first question

    • Aitch says:

      Mine loved ’em, and became all the more obsessed when their pincer grip really kicked in around 7 months or so. I did squish them a bit, though, for the reasons you mention, just to burst them a bit.

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