Nestle Launches High-Tech Baby Formula Machine

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Nestle Launches High-Tech Baby Formula Machine
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 8:48am

I saw this article in a recent Parenting magazine and thought it would be an interesting topic for discussion on this board.

http://www.parenting.com/blogs/show-and-tell/melanie-parentingcom/nestle-launches-high-tech-baby-formula-machine?cid=searchresult

Do you love how you can just whip up a latte in your Nespresso machine? Now you’ll be able to make up a bottle just as quickly thanks to Nestle’s launch yesterday of the BabyNes system, a high-tech infant formula machine.

I guess I was just thinking that if they continue to make formula feeding "easier & easier" it will continue to make it more popular.

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Registered: 10-01-2010

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I have been reading articles about this and the one that sticks out for me is:

"The machine prepares an instant bottle of infant formula using a capsule containing powder, which is not sterile and may contain harmful bacteria. The WHO PIF Guidelines include a step to kill such bacteria.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2007

Sheesh, it's not exactly rocket science to make up a day's worth of bottles of formula and heat the bottles

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008

It would probably go the way of a lot of other fancy kitchen gadgets. People would spend the money, use it a bit, realise the machine takes time and effort to clean and attend to, and it is often easier without the machine.

But, it would have a market amonth those who like to buy absolutely everything for the baby.

Teresa

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Registered: 10-14-2011

Nothing released by Nestle is worth spending any time on. Let me know when they stop killing

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Registered: 10-01-2010

welcome

Welcome to the debate board. It's wonderful to see you posting here and I hope that you will stick around and post more often.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 12:50pm

I totally agree about the having a market with those who buy absolutely everying "for" their baby.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 12:56pm

Oh, I had a thought! What if you leave your baby with a nanny while you go to work, and you want to be sure she makes the bottle correctly every time?

Or if you had a daycare, and lots of bottles to make at once?

Or maybe...!

You could hack it to use it to thaw and warm frozen breast milk to the perfect temperature, without losing any nutrients? LOL

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010

Stolen from a comment from the Financial times article:

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Registered: 10-01-2010

Eager to repeat Nespresso's annual sales growth rates of as much as 40 percent, Nestle is rolling out machines that make tea, soluble coffee, and even smoothies. By getting consumers hooked on the machines and selling proprietary capsules online, the Swiss company locks customers into its brands and eliminates middlemen.

Nestle competes with Beaba, a French maker of the Bib'expresso, which costs about half as much as BabyNes and doesn't tether parents to a single formula brand.

To help push sales, Nestle lets buyers return a BabyNes unit within 30 days if they don't like it. In a bid to address cost concerns, Nestle also plans to allow consumers to rent the machines or return them for about $36 once a baby outgrows them.

Source: http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-07-02/business/29729416_1_nestle-powdered-formula-nespresso