Any busy Mum knows what it is like to feel that there is never enough time to get everything done. Whether it is housework, paid work or time with the kids, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Lately, with a seven month old baby, and a two year old, just having the time to have a shower, and eat my own lunch has been a struggle. So it is no suprise then, that with Hudson starting solids over the past few weeks, I’ve found it really difficult to prepare enough home cooked food for him. With Ella, I peeled, cut, steamed and pureed each and every meal she had until she went onto more formed solids. I had the time, when she slept, to take the time to prepare and freeze, at least a week’s supply of food for her. This time around, I must admit that I’m struggling to find the time. I try my best to ensure that he gets the best food possible, but I’ve looked for practical alternatives to help ensure that Hudson is getting what he needs.
Step in Baby Bistro. The brain child of Sevi, a local Melbourne Mum, she started her business when she too had her own children. Determined to help other Mums provide their children with organic, home made produce, she started this fabulous business that has since helped many hundreds of families, and created a loyal customer base in the process. Over recent weeks we have road tested their purees and toddler meals, and I have to say that they are a life saver. They are just right. Just the right size, just the right variety, just the right price. Conveniently delievered to your door (in a freezer bag I might add), there is no excuse for giving your little one the best!
So let’s here from Sevi about this great local business…
1. What inspired you to start Baby Bistro?
I was inspired to start Baby Bistro when my first born, Lucas started solid foods and I struggled to find anything available to feed him that was quick easy, convenient that actually had nutritional value. It was always important for me to always offer foods that were nutritious, organic and without additives, preservatives or chemicals.
2. How do you juggle business and family?
It’s not easy but we make it work. I’m lucky to have a supportive husband who helps.
3. What has been your proudest moment so far?
There have been many proud moments for me. I have been very fortunate to have met and supplied Chrissie Swan, mentored by Caroline Creswell and recommended by Rebecca Judd and featured on her blog, but the biggest has to be the fact that something I created and something that was important for me and my family is feeding babies and toddlers and children all over Melbourne.
My dream is to make it available across all of Australia.
4. What has been your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge has been shipping. It’s not cheap to ship a frozen food product, but we are working on that and will hopefully have some news in the new year.
5. What is your advice to others wanting to start their own business?
I would say go for it! “The only impossible journey is the one you never began” Tony Robins
Since starting Baby Bistro I have meet many wonderful and very supportive mums in business that have not only become my friends but have helped, and continue to help me on my journey.
6. Three words that describe Baby Bistro…
Convenient Clean & Nutritious
7. What’s your favourite current product in your line?
It’s seriously too hard to pick one favourite. I love the Oven Baked Risoni, Osso Bucco Beef Casserole and Chicken Mushroom Risotto … and the Mac & Cheese ..
8. Pay it forward to another local business. Baby Bistro loves…
The Organic Place. Brooke is a Melbourne mum who is passionate about health and making a difference.
So with that, hop to it! Head to Baby Bistro’s website and check out their extensive range!
BEST OF ALL, SEVI IS OFFERING OUR READERS A FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY. SIMPLY HEAD TO INSTAGRAM TO CHECK IT OUT ON TUESDAY!