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Making your own baby food with the Babycook (and a Babycook giveaway!)

BEABA Babycook

The Babycook steams your fruit, vegetables and meats while preserving vitamins and flavor and all in less than 15 minutes!

Be sure to read to the end of my review to learn how you can enter to win your very own Babycook!

My baby is now 6 months old and I figured time to start solid foods! The other day I brought home my new BAEBA Babycook. I love this small but mighty machine.

I washed the basket, read the simple instructions and I was ready. My first baby dish was going to be delicious fresh Texas yellow squash. I chopped up the squash, added water to the heating reservoir and turned the dial to cook and walked away. The Babycook steams your fruit, vegetables and meats while preserving vitamins and flavor and all in less than 15 minutes! After my squash was perfectly cooked I emptied the contents of the cooking basket into the mixing bowl. The Babycook purees or blends the food and you control the consistency of the final product, chunky to completely smooth. I put the squash in a bowl and served it to my daughter. She clearly was not as excited about the Babycook as I was!

The  next morning my enthusiasm had not faltered. I was ready to try again. This time I just threw in a ripe pear. I did peel the pear first, wasn’t sure what the consistency would be after I blended it with the skin on. I puréed it until it was nice and smooth and breakfast was served.


Babycook Multiportions - store and freeze your baby food a

After creating delicious babyfood I was wondering what to do with all of the leftovers. Thankfully I brought home two Multiportions to freeze the leftover babyfood in. Multiportions are designed for freezing and storing a la carte foods for baby. The Multiportions are comprised of seven individual portions of ¼ cup (60 ml) each. Multiportions are made from silicone. These lightweight storage containers are freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Additionally, Multiportions are Bisphenol-A free. This product is the perfect compliment for the Babycook allowing you to make the freshest and best food for baby. Making baby food in batches and freezing it makes preparing your own baby food as convenient as buying prepared foods, with the added benefit of using only the best ingredients.  Parents can use the Babycook to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods.

Ok, so maybe you are wondering why should I invest in a Babycook? The Babycook is compact and lightweight – meaning it takes up very little counter space and if you want to store it, not a problem. The mixing bowl and cooking basket are top-rack dishwasher safe. When you are making food you only dirty one pot! Less clean up for you. It comes with a great recipe book, that was written by a famous French nutritionist Agnes Mignonac. Recipes are arranged into age groups to offer balanced meals that are suitable for your baby’s development.


* Prepares fresh, healthful meals for baby.

* Includes 2 1/2-cup plastic bowl, cooking basket and spatula, with recipe booklet.

* 350W, 11″ x 5 1/2″ x 8″ high.

* The machine has no traceable amounts of BPA.

I am determined to feed my child fresh and healthy options while introducing menus such as salmon with pasta and asparagus! After all, my husband is a chef and I consider myself a foodie – shouldn’t we get our baby off on the right foot? I love my Babycook and think you will too. The Babycook qualifies for FREE shipping when you purchase from Bloom Maternity.


Here are the ways in which you can enter to win. For each one you’ll receive one entry:

1. Submit a comment to this post telling us why you’d love your own Babycook and you’ll be entered to win. Be sure to include a valid email address so we can reach you.*

2. Write a post on your blog about our Babycook review and giveaway, being sure to mention Babycook and Bloom Maternity and using this post’s permalink. Send us the link to your post at

3. Follow us on Twitter at and we’ll follow you back. Then Tweet about our giveaway, being sure to reference Babycook and @BloomMaternity and using this post’s permalink.

*Deadline to enter is midnight CDT on Wednesday, June 10th. Winners will be chosen by and announced here on our blog on Friday, June 11. You must have a valid email and mailing address within the United States. Winners will have three days to claim prizes. Good luck!

See the Babycook in action in this CBS morning show video!


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Having a baby at the age of 66

‘I’m Just a Pregnant Lady,’ Proclaims Elizabeth Adeney, Who is Pregnant at 66

Elizabeth Adeney is pregnant at 66. And though her extremely-late-in-life pregnancy has prompted a great deal of controversy, Elizabeth Adeney is vigorously defending her right to have a child. Elizabeth Adeney has also set a new record: she is the oldest pregnant woman in England’s history.

Pregnant at 66: “I’m just a pregnant lady,” proclaims Elizabeth Adeney

According to The Sun, Elizabeth Adeney’s pregnancy is the result of IVF treatment using a donor egg. Elizabeth Adeney, who is eight months pregnant, is rather perplexed at the uproar her pregnancy as triggered. “I’m just a pregnant lady,” said Elizabeth Adeney to The Sun. “This isn’t about creating a fuss, just about becoming a mum. I may be older than other mothers but people should have better things to worry about.”


Elizabeth Adeney, Britain's oldest Mom at 66!

Pregnant at 66: How About Pregnant at 70?

As hard as it is to believe, just last year a woman had a baby at the astonishing age of 70. Rajo Devi, a 70-year-old woman who lives in India, gave birth to a baby girl after undergoing fertility treatments. “We longed for a child all these years and now we are very happy to have one in the twilight years of our life,” said Rajo Devi to the Telegraph at the time of her child’s birth. She is believed to be the world’s oldest mother. Before that, the worlds’ oldest mother was a 67-year-old woman from Spain, who gave birth to twins in 2006.

Pregnant at 66: Ethical Considerations

Many people would argue that getting pregnant at 66 is the ultimate act of selfishness. They would question whether a woman that old has the energy and stamina required to be a good mother. In addition, when one has a child that late in life, one runs the risk of dying before their child even graduates college. This strikes many as being enormously unfair to the child.

Another issue being debated is the fact that Elizabeth Adeney got pregnant by undergoing IVF treatment. Some people are questioning the judgment of the fertility doctor(s) that treated her (this recalls the debate surrounding the wildly-controversial pregnancy of Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman). Was it a responsible decision to help a 66-year-old woman get pregnant?

So, what do you think about Elizabeth Adeney? Do you think 66 is too old to become a Mom? Let’s face it, parenthood isn’t easy. I envy all of those young Moms who have twice the energy that I do!



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