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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