making your own baby food

Kimberly - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have heard of a lot of moms making their own food, and thought that I might give it a try. I was just wondering what the best tool to puree the food would be. We have a blender, but it just doesn't mush the veggies very well. Any suggestions?

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Jackie - posted on 12/07/2009

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Cheers! I've been making my own baby food for the past month and it's so much easier than some people make it out to be! I use a Kitchenaid mini food chopper - it's a 3-cup food processor that allows me to make about 1-2 weeks' worth of food at a time. I just freeze the purees into ice cube trays and then pop the cubes into freezer bags until I need them. Also, http://www.nurturebaby.com/ is a great website with some recipes to start with. Good luck!

Melanie - posted on 12/06/2009

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My mother-in-law was going to get us the Bullet (I think it's called...I just saw it at Costco)...her daughter used it for her little one and is going to pass it on to us. Also, check out the book "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron...lots of great info in there...
Have fun!

Veronica - posted on 12/04/2009

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Hi girls,
Emma is my No.4 and I have made my own baby food for all 3 of my older ones, I haven't yet made any for Emma as I think she's too young, but will do the same for her.
Making your own is very easy although the blender isn't great for making small portions. You can try a small blender (you can get really little ones at most department stores) or make larger portions and freeze them. Ice cube trays are perfect for this as you can then just pop out and de-frost the amount you need, start with one ice-cube and as they get hungrier use more.
Also make sure your veggies are well cooked, things like pumpkin blend up really well as a first food or carrot if it is cooked well. You can also add a little water if it isn't coming smooth. (Use the water you cooked it with as it will have some of the nutrients from the food)
Good luck.
Veronica

Amanda - posted on 12/02/2009

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Hello, I also want to make my own food for my daughter, I have a blender but have also found it isn't that great. I have ordered an Avent stemer which then purees the food to the desired consistancy all in the one compartment. It looks so easy to use and so little to clean up. Its RRP in Australia is $129, so it is pricy but I think it will be well worth the money! The other thing I have used it a stick blender and that isn't too bad... but I cant wait to get the Avent steamer blender!

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