Thank you BabyMoov for the 5 in 1 Baby Food Processor below to help with this review
Cariboo distributes the BabyMoov Food Processor, and was launched 6 years ago when Geneuvieve, a Canadian mom was expecting her first child.
I was very excited to have the opportunity to review the BabyMoov Bebedelice 5 in 1 Baby Food Processor. With baby #4 due in December and three other children 6yrs and under, I knew that this processor could come in very handy for us now, as well as next Summer when baby Mya will be exploring the world of food!
Once I opened the box, I was a bit overwhelmed with all the different pieces and trying to identify everything as I was reading the directions, but I just looked on the side of the box to know what was what so I ensured to use the correct pieces to do the different tasks.
Steaming Baby Jars & Bottles
While Macyn no longer eats baby food, I wanted to try out this function because I've never heated jars. They've always been room temperature, or cold because they'd be in the refrigerator, so the thought of warming it up before feeding to baby sounded like a great idea.
The directions are easy to follow and it didn't take long which is a great thing when you have a hungry child wanting to fill their tummies. You simply add the correct amount of water as written out by the chart, and then put the jar inside, turn to the correct setting, and push start! You can start to see when its working because the lid gets foggy and then when you're done the jar is warm and there's condensation on it.
As we tested out the baby food, I didn't think there was much difference. It felt "room temperature" to me and my adult pallet, but after opening a room temperature jar of baby food, I could tell just how much it did work. Comparing the two, the 2nd jar seemed extremely cold in my mouth, and not as appealing as the warmed jar. This is a great feature that will come in so very handy when you have half jars in the refrigerator that need to be used at a later date.
While I don't typically have baby bottles due to preferred breastfeeding, I love that you can steralize bottles if need be. When Macyn was about 8 months old, we fought Yeast a couple times and this was also around the time she wanted independence and baby food as well as preferring a bottles vs mom. Since bottles need to be sterelized or thrown out, I relied on my dishwasher to kill the Yeast and hope that it did the trick. Having a product such as this to truly sterelize the nipple would have given more confidence in knowing the bacteria was gone. The bottles were eventually thrown out after it came back because I couldn't trust they were cleaned properly, which meant money was spent that could've been avoided with a feature such as a sterilizer.
Before, During, and After Steam
Since I have older children, I really wanted to make smoothies! I figured it would be a fun way for our kids to enjoy fruit, and also an easier way for Macyn to eat fruit since she needs her's cut up in to small pieces which ultimately end up on the floor from slipping and sliding out of her fingers or off the utensil.
This section was a bit of trial and error for me. As you read the directions, it tells you that you should steam the food before mixing it, but doesn't tell you how much water to use to steam correctly. Instead it says to use the recipe guide book to ensure correct measuring, but the book is only a dozen recipes for different ages and doesn't really give you the freedom to make whatever you want. Since this was the case, I used the 300ml of water measured by the mixing bowl, one of two ways to measure water for this machine.
After about 20 minutes of steaming and then noticing some water was coming out, I turned the processor off and took a peak at the progress. Since I used 300ml of water, I think that was just barely too much and that was the reason for over flow and leaks on the counter. The first time I measured with the little one and nothing happened, so it's all triall and error to ensure you're doing it correctly.
After you steam the food, you want to let it sit so it can cool. Five minutes later you pick everything up and move it to the mixing bowl. The juice that's caught by the basket (in the left photo) is like a natural liquid for the blending and also helps with the flavoring. At first I thought the fruit looked off because it was shriveled and the strawberries lost a lot of color, but I continued on as directions stated and was anxious to see the end result.
I was taken back by the loudness of the machine, but it mixed quickly and efficiently. With mixing times of 10 seconds per push of the button, I did it three times to ensure it was all mixed thoroughly. The 10 second max rule is to ensure the motor doesn't over heat, and I think its also a great time to check the progress and not over due the over all out come if you're wanting thick/thin baby food.
After making the strawberry/banana "smoothies" I put it in the refrigerator to cool off until dinner. Instead of putting it in pouches for the girl's to drink however, I used it as a side dish for Macyn and she loved it! She couldn't get enough and was scooping as much of a spoonful as she could get. I haven't seen her eat like that in a long time and she had several little servings, eating almost the whole batch that was made. It even smelled exactly like the strawberry/banana baby food we had, which blew me away. You'd never know the difference besides our's having little strawberry seeds and slight variation.
Overall, I do like this BabyMoov 5 in 1 Baby Food Processor. You can use it from birth until several years of age as shown with my older girls which are 4 and 6yrs old. Macyn will be 2yrs old in February, but she's still a great age to make her eating habits easier.
More about the Bebedelice:
- heats and reheats bottles and small jars,
- sterilizes bottles,
- cooks fresh food without losing its vitamin content, even fish, poultry and meat!
- defrosts and preserves.
- Easy to use with its 2 control buttons.
- Stops automatically and alerts you via its 2 alarms (visual and sound).
- Includes graduated measuring cup and a set of tongs.
While this processor retails for $120, you can currently find it on Amazon selling for the great price of $80. That's a 33% savings!!!
You can purchase the BabyMoov 5 in 1 Baby Food Processor in Blue/Purple like I reviewed, or Red/Grey combination. This processor only weighs 5lbs, so its light weight and easy to move around if need be.
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