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Of all the decisions I’ve made in parenting my kids, one of the things I’m most proud of is making homemade baby food for both of my kids. It was such a sense of accomplishment to know *I* made everything they were eating when they were babies. With each child, I quickly found a routine that made making baby food at home possible, but when the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker entered my kitchen in 2009, it was a real game changer – for the better. This one machine replaced my spread of multiple pots and strainers and such.

What is the Beaba Babycook?

Introduced to the North American market in the fall of 2008, the patented Beaba Babycook is the original all-in-one baby food maker.  With a press of a button, the Babycook steam cooks vegetables, fruits and meats and then purees or blends foods to the desired consistency; all while preserving their vitamins and flavors.

New Babycook Accessories

Beaba recently introduced some new Babycook accessories to the US market. They are sold separately and enhance the cooking power of the original baby food maker.

Beaba Rice Cooker ($15). The Rice Cooker prepares rice, pasta and other grains in about 15 minutes. Just use this in place of the regular cooking basket.

Beaba Seasoning Ball ($7). Baby food doesn’t have to taste like, well, nothing. In fact, one of the best things about making your own food is that you can add herbs and spices and introduce your child to flavors the rest of your family eats. You can use the Seasoning Ball to make food to eat or add flavor to food you’re thawing in the Babycook.

Eat Healthier in the New Year

Are you planning to eat healthier in 2011?  (Or planning to try?) Don’t forget the same fresh vegetables, fruits and lean proteins you’ll be eating make a great meal for your infant too, and with the Beaba Babycook, the little one’s meal can be ready in minutes. Your child can’t tell you to put “eating healthy” on their to do list – you have to do it for them. And, making your own baby food ensures you know what is going in baby’s mouth. And, unless you’re pureeing Mike & Ikes, it’s going to be extremely healthy.

Shop! The Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker is $150 and is available in two colors – sorbet (pictured above) and Latte/Mint. For more information and to see the complete line of Beaba products offered in the States, visit www.beabausa.com.

Kate

Kate

Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 7, 5 and 2 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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