When I worked as a Nanny I regularly used the Beabab BabyCook. The mother of the children I looked after wanted fresh ingredients for the baby so when the family were at home we always used the BabyCook to prepare the baby's meals. When Family Rules had the opportunity to review the new BabyCook model I couldn’t wait to give it to Nicola, our Mummy Blogger, to try it.
Nicola, what sort of things have you been preparing for baby Miller?
I only started weening her a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been reading the Cow & Gate book which recommends introducing your baby to just 1 vegetable a week so they have time to get used to the new flavour and texture and decide whether they like it. So far she likes carrots and brocoli!
How easy is the Babea BabyCook to use?
It’s very simple, quick and uses minimal pieces of equipment. You fill the small container up with water, put your chopped vegetables or fruit into the colander which slots inside the jug but hovers above the blades, pop the lid down and press the steam button. Once the contents has been steamed, you simply empty it into the jug, pop the lid down again and press the button for the blender to initiate. No need to use the hob or get any saucepans out.
What do you think of the design?
The Beaba BabyCook steams and blends so it’s eliminating the use of a hand or counter top blender, the hob, a saucepan and steamer insert which is fantastic as it is less to wash up! The modern design and colour of the Baebab BabyCook doesn't fit in with our country kitchen but I can live with that. I feel as though Beaba really know what mothers and babies need when designing their products. They've designed it so it is easy to use if you have your baby in one arm and just one hand available! It even stops when its finished cooking so you don't have to worry if you get called away from the kitchen. And the pots for freezing are made from bendy rubber so its easy to get your pre-made meals out of the containers.
How easy is it to clean?
Easy peasy! You can pop all 3 elements (the jug, colander and blade) into the dishwasher.
What do you plan to make using the Babae BabyCook in the future?
I’d like to do a 2-course meal eventually, intorducing Miller to some fruit purees for dessert such as apple and pear. For the main meals I am going to start blending a varierty of vegetables together and then we’ll slowly introduce some meat and fish to the vegetables. I see you can even do rice and lentils as well. I will probably end up using the BabyCook for my own meals.
Would you recommend the BabyCook to friends?
If parents want to know exactly what is going into their baby food and want a quick and fuss-free solution to making fresh baby meals then I thoroughly recommend using the BabyCook. It is not only quick and easy to use but more importantly steaming is better than boiling as all the goodness remains in the food so I will be recommending it to all my baby friends and NCT girls.