I love the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker, and didn’t start using it right away because I didn’t think I would have the time to make baby food, so I kept buying the baby food…
I busted out the Beaba Babycook the other day and now I’m addicted. One of my fears was that I wouldn’t get much use out of it – and now I’m really mad I haven’t been using it from the beginning. It is SO EASY. and so cool!!! It took me a few minutes to figure out the parts – but you just chop up something (I have done apples & butternut squash so far), put it in the steamer basket, add the right amount of water (it tells you in the booklet how much depending on what you’re cooking)… and it steams it perfectly. Then you put it in the little blender if you want it pureed. Voila!
Now, Thomas didn’t really like the squash or the apples… and he actually started crying and said “Ew, gross, I’ll pass on that” when I tried to give him ground up chicken and spinach. So I need to get a little wiser with my food choices and get him something he’ll like before trying crazy things like chicken again. I wish I’d used it from the beginning because he’d be used to the homemade food by now. And we’d have saved money – we pay about $25/week on baby food. So – get one. It will pay for itself, and you can steam veggies for yourself too.
I just jumped right in with feeding and bought the food on the shelves that sounded tasty – but I wish I’d read this book first: The Baby & Toddler Cookbook. It’s pretty and it has month-by-month lists of the types of food he should be eating. It has recipes, but most importantly, it’s a really great guide to baby feeding. Plus it’s from Williams-Sonoma which means it’s a pretty book, so it looks good in the kitchen!!