No, it’s not quite the “Monster Mash,” but with Halloween just around the corner, we’ve been giving a lot of thought to healthy eating for the kiddies (got to counteract that sweet tooth somehow…). While I know quite a few moms who started out making fresh baby food for their first child, they never quite followed through with their second (or third, etc.). And who can blame them? Trying to find time to keep up with laundry, and manage a shower every now and then, is enough of a chore without the pressure of preparing pureed veggies from scratch. Well, even those wonder women with the best of intentions can now shrug off that guilt like yesterday’s yoga pants. A new baby food maker has come on the scene, promising to allow well-intentioned women everywhere to live up to their greatest expectations. BEABA Babycook is the coolest-looking, compact companion for any health-conscious family kitchen. Having just debuted at this week’s ABC Kids Expo, this countertop appliance makes baby food prep look incredibly easy and extremely efficient. Within 15 minutes or less, you can steam cook, vegetables, fruits and meats for your solids-loving little one without compromising on flavor. You have the options of blending or pureeing your baby’s food to the desired consistency (maybe she’s a fan of those mushy peas, but her choppers haven’t mastered ground beef). Whatever your or her preference, this multitasking tool makes the work straightforward. And if leftovers are on the menu tonight, Babycook can defrost and quickly reheat tomato sauce, beef stew or any other thing you’ve been saving. Once mealtime is over, pop the bowl and basket into the top rack of your dishwasher and you’re good to go. With such simplicity in the kitchen, you’ll wonder how you ever could have resorted to jarred food. Yup, you can pat yourself on the back now.
In a Nutshell: When it comes to cranking out fresh baby food, this easy-to-use, easy-to-clean baby food maker is the real deal.