MOMMILIES: BabyCook by Baéba
When my daughter began to show interest in solid food at around 5 months, I was somewhat stressing about it because I am not so fond of cooking. I only cook when there are special occasions, and I always cheat by enlisting my husband’s help in preparing the ingredients! Hehehe! Suffice it to say that I am super fond of green smoothies because they are easy to prepare — I don’t have to cook them! But since my daughter’s digestive system is still developing, green smoothies would be too much for her at the moment. Sigh.
So because I am forced to cook, and I am alone in doing this in our little apartment, I told myself I’d better do it in style. Yeah…in pure french flair! So even though I make it a point not to buy brand new stuff whenever I can for the simple reason that it is cheaper and I could help Mother Earth by recycling, I made an exception and bought BabyCook by Baéba! Yeah, I am spolied. Call me whatever, but I love my BabyCook because it makes me a better mom. (This is my standard answer for all those people who tell me that I can prepare my baby’s meal in a simple pot…hihihi!)
BabyCook is the all-in-one super cute baby food maker that was designed by Jean-Michel Chaudeurge for Baéba, a French company. It steams, blends, defrosts, and re-heats your baby food in a matter of minutes. Since its introduction in the market in 2008, it has garnered a lot of awards from different authorities in baby products. However, like any other innovative product, it had its share of bad publicity — it was criticized for having Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupting, cancer-causing chemical found in plastic containers. When I read this, I was almost at the brink of calling off my purchase of BabyCook, until I read that Scandinavian Child, yes the Swedish company that makes the Svan Bouncer, has conducted an independent study on BabyCook and had certified that it is BPA-free! I almost fell off my chair with relief and ordered my BabyCook pronto!
When I received my BabyCook, it was love at first sight. It looks so dainty and has soft purple accents in all the right places. It even comes with a recipe book to help me start cooking nutritious meals for my baby. They have also thoughtfully included a guide on what I can and cannot feed my baby from 4 months to 24 months. For a first time mom like me, this is heaven as I do not have much time to surf the Internet and do my research.
I initially prepared banana and apple purée for my daughter. I can’t believe how easy and quick it was! It took me 15 minutes tops. I was able fit one whole sliced banana and one whole sliced apple in the container. In just a few minutes, viola! — I have 7 servings of baby food! I also bought the Baéba Multi-Portions Container so I can easily store and freeze the extra baby food I made and just defrost and reheat them as necessary. The fruity smell it gave our small apartment was an added bonus since it had my daughter smacking her lips over and over again
I am so thankful that BabyCook was invented. It has definitely made taking care of my daughter easier, simpler, and a lot interesting too! And have I mentioned that it’s soooo cute? :)
And oh, when your baby has grown out of baby food, you can use your BabyCook to steam your vegetable side dish, or chop your garlic and onions. You can reinvent the use of your BabyCook in ways that suit your growing family.
Note: BabyCook by Baéba is now available worldwide, mostly through Amazon.