We received a Beaba Babycook a couple months ago, and we’re in love with how easy it is to make our own organic baby food for Tiny G. If you can get past the $150 price tag* (which fortunately we didn’t have to), this handsome little gadget from France is a must and takes up virtually no counter space. It steams and purees (and defrosts and reheats) with the mere flip of a switch. Which is a great timesaver for two working parents. You can store the food in ice cube trays in the freezer, although we got a set of BPA-free Bébé Cubes, individual 1-ounce cubes with attached lids. My friend Selena gave us Super Baby Food, a book with a ton of recipes and advice for making organic baby food. And then I took a class called First Foods for Optimal Growth at The Pump Station in Hollywood, which covers transitioning to solids and how to reduce risks of food allergies. Honestly, I feel really good about being able to give Tiny G the healthiest food available.
*Note: if you don’t have the stomach for shelling out for a Beaba (and believe me, I hear you), the same, healthy results can be achieved for less money and a little more time and effort with a steamer, blender and/or food mill.