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04/11/14

Baby steps: Is making baby food best left to the professionals?

Diligent and studious parents, from the moment they have their very first child, always are trying to find ways to protect and nurture their baby.
That care can take varying forms, from finding an absolutely impeccable car seat to something as simple as holding them lovingly and tightly in their arms every chance they get.
So when the topic of allergies and baby food is put on the table, moms and dads are sure to take notice. Those discussions have given way to ample insinuation and actual proof that making your own baby food reduces the chance of food allergies in your children. That determination centers on the pragmatic theory that preparing and serving fresh fruit and vegetables instead of processed foods filled with additives directly is linked to a decrease in food allergies.
Then, the obvious questions arise: how do you make your own baby food? Is it complicated, messy or can it be done relatively easy?
Some would argue that the benefits for your kids far outweighs the idea of cleaning a food processor every day or attempting to cultivate recipes from scratch with no prior baby food making experience on your cooking resume.

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Parents undoubtedly could assume the responsibility of buying the ingredients, avoiding foods with added salts or canned items, and make an effort to piece together a respectable offering. But any parents, new or seasoned, will tell you that most don't have the time to thaw, cook, puree, mash and portion out their own, at home baby food. This tends to likely lead to parents going the more convenient, simpler route: just buy from the shelf at the store.
Luckily, the baby food making trend is incredibly popular, and thus has given way to plenty of viable routes to get from filling your cart with vegetables and fruits at the grocery store to concocting a menu that your babies may actually eat.
One product that immediately comes to mind is the aptly titled Babycook, the Original Baby Food Maker by BEABA. This name truly says most of what you need to do as this but what the name doesn't tell parents is that this device is remarkably easy to use. The Babycook Pro model actually is touted as being able to be used by moms and dads with just one hand, something any parents can rally behind given the amount of work that goes into just a simple feeding.
The Babycook Pro sits snugly on the kitchen counter top and does just about everything parents could ask for: steam cooks, which locks in the nutrients and vitamins kids need, and also defrosts frozen leftovers.
Products like what is put forth by BEABA are truly appreciated by plenty of parents because, in the end, the goal is to assure themselves that they're doing all they can to ensure safety and security for their children, in this case with the food they serve them.

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