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Nespresso-Style Baby Formula Coming Soon To Your Favorite Store

By Sierra Black |

Nestle has announced that they’ll be taking BabyNes, their new Nespresso-style formula machine, for sale worldwide in about a year.

The BabyNes lets you drop in a formula capsule, push a button and have fresh, warm infant formula poured straight into the bottle. It’s a little sister of the single-cup coffee makers people love so much.

Now, I’ve never used one of these coffee makers, and I can probably count on my fingers the number of times I’ve made formula for a baby. I’m clearly not their target audience for this thing. But I can’t help wonder: who would want this? Is making formula really so hard that it requires a special device?

My kitchen is a pretty low-gadget place to begin with. We try to avoid single-purpose items. Though we do have a waffle-iron and a garlic press and an electric kettle and two coffeemakers, so we’re not avoiding them very well. My point is that the BabyNes is one more single-purpose item you’d be bringing into your home. One that you’d use for only a very limited time. Then it’s just more clutter to be disposed of, taking up precious space on your counter. What’s the appeal?

I guess we’ll find out. The device, which sells for $284, is currently available only in Switzerland. It’ll be on the market worldwide soon though. Next year, you’ll be able to pick one of these up at your favorite baby store.

Will you run out and buy one? Or is the old-fashioned way of prepping a bottle good enough?

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Sierra Black lives, writes and raises her kids in the Boston area. She loves irreverence, hates housework and wants to be a writer and mom when she grows up. Read bio and latest posts → Read Sierra's latest posts →

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9 thoughts on “Nespresso-Style Baby Formula Coming Soon To Your Favorite Store

  1. BlackOrchid says:

    I have to say, I think it’s pretty awesome! But then again I’m totally addicted to my Nespresso machine

  2. Kristen says:

    This would’ve been the perfect gift for my brother and his wife, who love their Keurig, and also have four kids who were exclusively formula-fed. They would have gotten A TON of use out of it. I’ve never made a bottle, so I don’t know what it entails, but it seems that you could easily make formula one-handed with one of these in the middle of the night while holding/soothing your hungry baby with the other!

  3. Lynette says:

    I have to say, it does sound like a nice item especially for the middle-of-the-night feedings. I used my own built-in single-serving milk dispensers but if you formula feed & have some $ (or a spot on a registry) this looks like a good idea.

  4. Linda,T.O.O. says:

    I can’t believe anyone would even consider buying Nestle anything after all the babies they’ve killed in Africa. Don’t people research anything anymore?

  5. E. says:

    To say nothing of the ridiculous amount of packaging waste, the formula pods apparently work out to double the price of formula in a can. This will be for people with more money than brains.

  6. Kate Lesny says:

    just awful!!!! It is hard enough to encourage women to breastfeed with out machines like this on the market. They ought to be ashamed!

  7. breastfeedingmum says:

    Yayy! Now it will be even easier for moms not to breast-feed! You’re right Lynette, people should put this on a spot on their registry. I mean, with products like this, why even bother planning to breast-feed in the first place? Hooray for formula and lack of breast-feeding support! I just love this country!

  8. Melanie says:

    I would soooo run out and get one!!! I hated preparing formula, and I looooove my Nespresso machine! I am definitely the targeted consumer for this oh so awesone product…. but I’m done with babies. Too bad.
    I think it’s a great great great product and I wish it would have existed when my kids were babies.
    Thanks you Nestlé!!!!!!

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