Otto Has Hatched!

Today is the day! Otto the Octopus has officially hatched from his egg! Parents and babies around the globe now have a chance to get the wonderful octopus baby feeder for themselves! Just head on over to Otto’s Kickstarter quickly to get Otto at a 40% discount (just £15!) for the first 100 feeders sold.

From the initial idea forming, to the designing, to having one Otto made for my own babies, it has been a long journey in bringing Otto to life and available to many more babies. There have been ups and downs throughout the journey but if I had to do it all again, I would.

Otto the Octopus has been tried and tested and I am extremely happy with the results. I hope that all the people who purchase Otto for themselves will received the same amount of joy and happiness that my babies and family have experienced!

Thank you to everyone who has supported Otto throughout his conception to his arrival. This became a project of passion from the moment it started, and so from the bottom of my heart I am truly thankful.

Eleonora

Otto has been featured… Three times!

It has been a great few weeks for Otto the Octopus. An article we published about the healthy and nutritional foods that babies should be eating has been featured on both Textbook Mommy, Playbuzz and Medium!

It feels great that more parents are becoming informed about the importance of their babies eating a healthy diet and the nutritional values that different foods can provide. The article also looks at how Otto can be used to help get babies eating healthy food and recommends some different recipes (which can be found on my blog, below) that contain a multitude of different vitamins and nutrition.#gootto

Many more people are becoming aware of Otto the Octopus and the benefits he can provide to babies, as well as the importance of a balanced nutritional diet. And that’s fantastic!

Otto’s won an award!

Otto the Octopus has now officially been honoured with an award by the A’ Design Award and Competition at a gala event in Como, Italy!

Having my design praised is such a privilege and I feel very fortunate for Otto to be associated with such an esteemed organisation.

Otto started out as just a personal project as a result of the frustration I experienced when feeding my babies during their weaning phase. I designed multiple iterations to ensure that Otto was both safe and appealing to my babies until I finalised on the design. My little ones and my friend’s children ended up absolutely loving it. I knew I had made something special.

Fast-forwarding a little, I noticed the upcoming A’Design Awards competition and thought I would enter to see what others thought of the design of Otto. It turned out that others have a similar love for Otto as my children and I do.

I would like to say a big thank you to all the judges, voters and supporters of Otto through his journey, as well as all my friends and family who have stood by my side over the years.

Otto has since been nominated for the Prime Designer of the Year Award. Wish us both luck in the upcoming competition.

Yogurt Melts

Easy to create with Otto’s main chamber and masher, these really quick to prepare and delicious to eat, yogurt melts are the perfect treat for your little ones and easy to adapt to include your child’s favourite fruit.

Yogurt Melts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients 
50ml greek yogurt
1 piece of banana
1 tbsp fruit cubed such as strawberries, mango or blueberries

Instructions
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place ingredients into the baby feeder and mash with masher until smooth

If mixture is runny, place in freezer for 10 to 20 minutes covering the top with the lid

Place the plunger of the baby feeder and the spout with big hole and pipe dots onto parchment paper.

Freeze until set, for 2 hours or overnight.
Remove dots from parchment paper.
Transfer to masher containers or other containers.

Quinoa Banana Mash

This Banana and Quinoa Mash is a perfect way of introducing your little ones to new taste and flavours and is delicious!

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

1/2 banana
Pinch of cinnamon
3 Tbl. cooked quinoa
1 Tbl. whole milk yogurt

Directions

Place all the ingredients into the baby feeder

Place the fresh food feeder spout

Push up the plunger to fill the spout 

Serve.

Carrot Apple Smoothie Ice-Pop

We love smoothie pops at our house. They are great when time is limited as they are quick and easy to make.  Otto fresh food freezer pop molds are the perfect size for your little one and they are a great way of getting fruit and vegetables into their diet.  The frozen food pop also helps soothe swollen and sore gums so ideal when your little one is teething.

Ingredients

1 piece of carrot
2 apple slices peeled
1/2 cup plain yogurt
dash of cinnamon

Directions:

Steam the carrot and apple until soft.

Place the pieces into Otto main chamber and mash with the masher.

Place fresh food feeder spout.

Fill the spout, pushing with the plunger.

Freeze and enjoy!

Instant Whipped Chocolate Cream

 This instant dessert will appeal babies and toddler alike, it literally takes only 5 minutes to make.

Without electric mixer, fresh, frothy, light and highly nutrition thanks to the yogurt. It is such an instant delight that will make your little one very happy!

Ingredients

3 tbsp low fat yogurt cold
2 tbsp Wipping cream cold
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
or 1/2 teaspoon Stevia sugar
1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder or Nesquik

Directions

Place all the ingredients in the baby feeder main chamber

close the baby feeder with the mashing cup and shake well for 5 minutes until yogurt, cream and all ingredients are well combined.

You should see a smooth whipped cream when opening carefully the mashing cup. The whipped cream that is in the main chamber is ready to be served

– you can keep part of the whipped cream that is on the mashing cup, stored in the mashing cup itself, with the lid in the fridge to be served it later –

cover the top of the main chamber with the spout with the big hole and serve it to the baby or toddler.

Alternatively you can serve the whipped cream directly from the mashing cup with the spoon.