For Son Number One I opened about a million jars of babyfood, but after watching my sister and my best friend do all of theirs from scratch, I decided to give it a whirl with Son Number Two. He’s eight months old and we haven’t opened a jar yet, and I’m finding it’s a lot easier than I expected. At first I thought the Beaba Babycook ($150) was overkill. I mean, who needs another piece of equipment when a pan for steaming and a mini food processor for pureeing did the trick? Well, I do. I’ve been using the Babycook daily.