(Closed) Beaba?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 6
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

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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 # 8
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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 # 10
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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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
497 posts
Helper bee

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.


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