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Easy, Healthy Cooking with Beaba

As a parent, ensuring our little ones have a healthy diet packed with nutrition is always a priority. And now more than ever, keeping our kids’ health and immunity in check is imperative.

No brand understands this better than French pioneer, Beaba. It’s iconic Babycook is the modern solution to home made cooking and owes it’s cult status to the 4-in-1 design that steams, blends, reheats and defrosts baby food. These 4 settings eliminate the need for pots, pans, blenders or microwaves, making baby food as simple as possible!

The soft steam option not only allows you to preserve the nutritional quality of ingredients, but also collect the right amount of cooking juice to create the perfect blend for your little one! As your baby grows older, the requirement will change from fine purée to chunkier textures. The Babycook supports parents in adapting to the different stages of food through the ‘pulse/blend’ feature. This ensures your baby is getting the correct consistency of baby food at every age. 

Between Zoom meetings, household chores and baby crying, we need something to do the job quickly. One feature that is really impressive is the steam cooking system being able to turn off automatically! This way, you never have to be worrying about overcooking your baby’s food and you’re not constantly standing around the kitchen watching over the Babycook. You can easily do a few tasks around the house or get back on your work call, worry-free, as your baby’s food is being prepared to utmost perfection. 

So how does it work? It’s pretty straightforward. 

Cut up your choice of fruits and vegetables into cubes and toss them into the bowl. Follow the instruction booklet and fill the correct amount of water in the tank, and press that cooking button. Then all you have to do is sit back and relax as it automatically turns off, so your fruit and veg would never be overcooked. Once it’s done, just pour, serve and bon appetit!

Now onto the good stuff- here are 3 simple recipes you can whip up in no time with your Babycook: 


Can make up to 4 servings


  • 1/2 mango chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1/2 lime


  1. Place the mango and ginger into the blending bowl. Squeeze the juice from 1/2 lime into the bowl.
  2. Blend, adding water until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Take out and enjoy!


Can make up to 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup bananas sliced
  • 1/4 cup nectarine cubed
  • Milk or Formula (optional)


  1. Put the bananas and nectarine in the blending bowl.
  2. Add milk or formula, if needed, to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend.

APPLE, PEAS & SPINACH PUREE – For a Powerful Punch of Nutrition

Can make up to 4 servings


  • 1 cup apples cubed
  • 1 cup spinach sliced and packed
  • 1 cup frozen peas 


  1. Put apples, spinach and frozen peas in the steamer basket.
  2. Pour water into the tank (level 3). 
  3. Start the cooking process.
  4. When the apples, spinach and peas are cooked, put them in the blending bowl, reserving the cooking liquid.
  5. Add some of the cooking liquid to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend.

Check out below videos to help you with meal prep:
Babycook Neo: Handy Cooking – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GaGTmaMrEE
Babycook Neo: Instructions for Use – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gte7Iv9aHu0 


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REVIEW: How To Be A Conscious Parent

Last week I was invited to attend a Conscious Parenting seminar at JustKidding’s new branch at Salam Store, Wafi Mall. The event, which was hosted by Nicki Anderson, an occupational therapist specialising in child and family mental health, aimed to give parents a crash course on the new parenting approach, which is rooted in the work of Dr. Shefali Tsabary and her famous book The Conscious Parent.

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Parenting Books: Mummy Blogger Favourites

Like most first-time mum-to-bes, when I found out I was expecting I went through all the usual emotions of joy, fear, elation, fear, delight and well, fear again! It wasn’t that I was scared of becoming a parent, but as any first-time baby bandwagoners will understand, the idea of growing, delivering and then looking after a miniature human can seem a little daunting. As an avid bookworm my way of handling this trepidation has been to get my hands on a range of parenting books. From nitty-gritty texts about pregnancy, to birthing and breastfeeding titles, I’ve looked for the answers from an army of baby experts. Unfortunately the vast majority have either been scary, patronising or both, and none have made me feel more prepared for the arrival of my daughter in January.

So instead I decided to call on Dubai’s best-known parenting bloggers to quiz them about the baby bibles they swear by. Read on for their recommendations.

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