Monday, May 4, 2009

i want it


I really want the Beaba Baby Cook.  Something about it just makes me want it! I have dreams of making Parks' baby food using the best organic produce I can find.  We just started rice cereal so I know that veggies are just around the corner.  I know that I could make baby food at home with appliances I already own: an oven or steamer and a food processer.  But something about the convenience and cuteness of it makes it seem like a must-have.  This is mommy-marketing at its best!  Plus, the idea of assembling, using, cleaning, drying and putting away the gigantic food processor on a regular basis makes me feel ill.  Do any of YOU have the Beaba Baby Cook or make your own baby food?  There is a very good chance my baby food making dreams will end up like my cloth diaper dreams...crushed by reality and a desire for simplicity.  I'll keep you posted...


7 comments:

LindseyStrickland said...

I've been lusting after the Beaba for quite a while now. Addie is so picky and unpredictable that I haven't invested in it for fear that it would never get used. The only way she will eat anything green is to feed herself, so I do have avocado and peas ready to go in the freezer. Baby Cubes have been useful for keeping small portions of things in the freezer. Let me know if you get it!! I will be curious to hear if it's as amazing as it sounds.

esther lee said...

My sister in law, Julia has it. Carter's only eight weeks old so she hasn't needed to use it yet but she might have already taken it for a test run to see what it's like. But I could imagine wanting to get that if I had a baby. Baby food is SO expensive that it would probably pay for itself in no time. Especially if you're going to have more than one kid.

Jaime said...

I want it too. I actually had it on the registry then removed it because I felt so savvy and lavish. It is really cute, the dern thing. Have you seen the colorful knives they have too? Sigh...

Megan said...

I have it!! I haven't used it yet but I am super excited about it. I got it as a shower gift. You are welcome to try mine before investing in one if you want to. How is the rice cereal going?

Georgina said...

I have the Babycook and it is amazing. I have 4 kids and for the first used commercially prepared food - expensive and yields a very picky eater. I had twins and due to the cost started making my own food using a food processor, etc. and yes it was time consuming and a pain in the tush. With my forth I used the Babycook and it was so easy! I would take about an hour once a week and make food for the whole week and freeze it. I used organics and the best of everything. I never bought a single jar of food. I estimate I saved about $450 by not buying commercially prepared food--that is after taking into account the cost of the Babycook.

Also, the weeks I didn't prep ahead of time, I could take whatever the family was eating and just throw it into the Babycook and make a meal for my little one.

Cleaning is a breeze - either hand wash or throw in the top rack of the dishwasher.

My youngest now eats what the family eats, but I still use the Babycook for a quick steaming of carrots or other veggies or to blend or mash small amounts (like a mini food processor).

This is one of my Mommy-Must-Haves!

christa said...

You could also use it to make pesto, hummus and other such "gourmet-isk" adult food items. I think its dual purpose justifies the purchase!

mallory said...

Thanks for all the feedback!

Georgina- I'm sold! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me all about the babycook! It does sound like it is as good as it looks. I can't wait to go buy it...now I just need to convince my husband :)