jasmine- In my dictionnary, there are 2 definitions for baby in Spanish. As you say, bebe, beba, withouut accent, it's in America. In my Spanish dictionnary, it says, bebé, only masculine. It's a word "épicène" which means only one gender like, tortuga/turtle. When you want to say if it's masculine or femine, you have to specify the gendre. una tortuga macho (masculine, una tortuga hembra feminine.
bebe can be confusing because it also means drink. took me a minute to figure out this statement went el that can mean he or they and yes I know he has that little line over the E, but still and bebe for both drink and baby. I was thinking how can he eat and drink the apple lol.