A pretty little baby cooker
Apparently there’s this new appliance now available stateside from Europe that is all the rage. It’s called the Babycook by Beaba, a French-made steamer, blender, defroster and reheater in one.
It looks like a food processor but much smaller and is considered ideal for making food for babies ages 6 to 24 months. You can steam vegetables and meats in less than 15 minutes and then puree them to your child’s desired consistency.
When I saw it in a catalog, I considered purchasing one and then I looked at the $139.95 pricetag and thought otherwise.
It’s nice to have compact units for baby that in theory are supposed to make things easier and less messy. But when I think about the gadgets I purchased when Zyla was first bornâ€”a baby bottle warmer and a Diaper Genieâ€”now stored away in the basement, I’m not sure it’s worth it.
I remember before she was born, I was frantically searching for the right, changing table until my husband said what happened to changing dirty diapers on the bed, couch or floor. I got a changing pad instead.
It’s just as easy to steam vegetables in a pot and defrost in the microwave. But I guess it’s not as pretty!!!