Post # 1
I’m wondering if anyone else is planning to make their own baby food? My pediatrician said that MB was on track…for a six month old (she’s four months old!). So she suggested we consider introducing solid foods. I have been eyeing the Beaba, but has anyone else bought one?
Post # 3
Mrs. Dumpling made her own baby food. Here is a post on it:
Post # 4
Here’s a related link.
Those look cool. I wonder if I’ll get one. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks for the links! I should clarify my OP:
I’m concerned about the “brown mold” that is a consistent complaint in all of the online reviews of the Beaba. If anyone else has one, I would love to know if they have the same problem (in the tower that heats the water). We have a bottle warmer which has a brown buildup in the water reservoir, and we’re pretty sure it’s rust from the heating surface. I don’t mind that for a bottle warmer, but cooking my food with that water? Um no. I’m curious if anyone else has heard of this?
Post # 6
I don’t know about a beaba, but my daughter and son-in-law used their magic bullet to make babyfood, a blender would work too! 🙂
Post # 7
I had a Magic Bullet, but it couldn’t even cut cheese. It broke, and I kind of hate them now. But we do have a blender, maybe I’ll just use that! But why would they sell a product with such a dangerous defect??
Post # 8
you dont need anything special to make your own baby food. You can easily make your own food using a pot on the stove and a blender or food processor. As far as freezing in little portions you can use a regular old ice tray!
Post # 9
I’m just planning on using our regular blender and this site:
Post # 10
Your magic bullet couldn’t cut cheese? Woah, you must have got a dud – I LOVED ours when one of my former roommates had one. I miss it, so we registered for a new one, haha.
I used it for everything from slushies (i.e. ice) to making ground beef out of steak! I can’t imagine what was wrong with yours. :/
No advice on baby food, sorry… I do think it’s an awesome idea to make your own though! A lot of my (expat) friends in Asia do it – they freeze it in ice cube trays or just ziploc bags.
Post # 11
I don’t have a Beaba either and opted to spend the money on a nice food processor that I plan on using to make baby food. I have heard the thing about the mold before but I’ve never seen it mentioned in any reviews. On http://www.giggle.com the Beaba has great reviews and no mention of mold problems.
I also saw this new product on there that is much less expensive but too new to have any reviews…
Post # 12
I’m no help for this post (no baby yet!) but I am just glad to hear I’m not the only one who dislikes the magic bullet. I feel like mine doesn’t cut anything, so I never use it. But my SIL raves about hers, it makes me jealous!
Post # 13
So way back when Bee asked people’s opinions on getting a Beaba on her blog (here: http://justbee.xanga.com/726799330/getting-ready-for-solids/) I said the following:
I wrote about various baby feeding items here: http://www.otherpiecesofme.com/2010/03/what-works-baby-food-edition.html including the Beaba Babycook. Obviously everyone and every situation is different and you have to do what works for you, but I really don’t recommend the Babycook. You can do everything it does with a pot, steamer basket and a blender/food processor/immersion blender. It takes up less room on your counter that way, plus you can make more food. Also, I HIGHLY recommend baby led weaning, but keep your baby’s needs in mind. Meaning, if he is frustrated because he isn’t getting fed fast enough, than feed him some mush while he is attempting to feed himself his own banana, avocado, meatball, etc. Which brings us back to the Beaba Babycook…if you do any portion of the Babyled Weaning program, Charlie will be so far past mush in a little over two months. Even if you don’t do babyled weaning at all and ONLY give him mush, you will have the go ahead for finger foods in three months and you won’t need to make as much mush any more. Making the Babycook obsolete before he’s a year old. Totally not worth it.
Bee decided to get it anyway and a couple of months ago she posted this review pretty much summing up what I had said in the first place: http://justbee.xanga.com/731023173/stuff-for-solids-a-review/
You don’t need it. I’m sure it is nice to have in the way having a garlic peeler is nice…in that who doesn’t love a kitchen gadget, but the reality is you need it for so little time and can do the same thing with other pieces in your kitchen for the same amount of cleanup and much less money.