Baby food is easy: Beaba Babycook Carrots

It’s my right as a mother to get a little freaky when it comes to my baby.  For example, we use cloth diapers in this house (but I use a diaper service because putting poopie diapers in the same washing machine with my undies is too over-the-top even for me).  I also maintain a pretty rigid feeding and sleeping schedule (mostly because I think mom likes the consistency even more than baby).  And finally, I vow to make all of Fin’s baby food.

You see, I feel like a bit of a failure when it comes to breastfeeding.  I barely made it to six months and even then I didn’t “exclusively” breastfeed like the stupid American Pediatric Association recommends (they have no idea how hard it is, those stinkers).  The guilt of that failure requires that I make it up to Fin by feeding him the very best baby food I can manage.  And, lucky for me, Fin’s great-auntie bought us a Babycook by Beaba, which means baby food making is easy peasy.  This little gadget steams and purees all in one go.  So you can go from peeled organic carrots to perfectly smooth pureed carrots in about 15 minutes.  And you can make enough in one crank of the machine to last 7 feedings (I freeze the rest in handy dandy silicone Baby Beaba freezer thingees).  Now, it’s probably just as easy to steam in a good ole fashioned pot and puree in a good ole fashioned blender, but who wants to wash 2 pieces of equipment when you can just wash one?  In my book, that totally justifies purchasing another kitchen gadget.  Yes, I’m addicted to kitchen gadgets.

I’m sure you can figure out how this all works without me posting detailed pics, but here you go anyway.  If you’re skeptical that homemade baby food is better for your baby than jarred baby food, then you must take the Pepsi Challenge my friends.  Try it for yourself: homemade pureed organic carrots vs. jarred organic carrots.  You’ll instantly notice that the jarred version is a lot more brown than your homemade version.  That’s because jarred baby foods are cooked longer and are more processed.  They’re also made to withstand a 2 year shelf life.  And the proof is in the taste.  Homemade will always taste better.  Plus you’ll save a few bucks by making it yourself.

Just 15 extra minutes a few times a week.  Not a bad trade off.  Fin approved. carrots-6-of-6


  1. Christine Taylor says:

    how did yoy get your carrots to puree in thge babycook. mine were not smooth

  2. I have to admit the Beaba does have a hard time getting going at times. I just have to continue to stir it untiil the blades catch the food. Once they catch, they puree up nicely. If you carrots were too hard you might want to add a little more water. Good luck!

  3. How many carrots did you use? And how much water? I’m getting ready to use my babycook for the first time & I’m unsure of what to do. Thanks!

  4. Hello Erin! I chopped carrots in about 1 inch pieces and filled the Babycook basket to the top. I added water to lever “3” on the container and hit steam. When the carrots were steamed, I dumped them out of the basket with about 1/3 of the reserved cooking water to start and pureed. You’ll know if you need more water. Good luck!

  5. Hi can anyone tell me if they had to steam carrots 2 times in the babycook water level 3 both times since they did not cook in one cooking cycle. Is something wrong with my babycook? Even after steaming 2 times the carrots weren’t soft! What should I do this was my first cooking experience with my new beaba and I wasn’t happy with it!

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