Making your own baby food

Ashley - posted on 03/12/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering if any of you were making your own baby food. i picked up some books at the library today and it seems pretty simple. what do ya'll think about it?

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Tonya - posted on 03/19/2009

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I love making junipers food! Its way easier than I thought it would be. The only thing I haven't been succesful at getting to the right consistency was green beans. But she eats sweet potatoes, butternut squash, peas, (jar) green beans so far. Next is carrots which I will buy because they say its best to buy carrots?? I tried the individual freezer containers, but it takes up a lot of room, so I switched to the ice trays and then transfer them into a glad freezer bag so I can label them as well. When I am ready I take out the portion I want and put it in the little containers I had bought originally that way I can travel with it pretty easily. So far it works great!! The www.wholesomebabyfood.com website is better than any book I've been able to find as well!! Good luck!

Megan - posted on 03/19/2009

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I love making my daughters baby food! That's all she eats. If you don't eat alot of canned processed foods why feed them to your baby. Keep them healthy and natural. I steam fruits and veggies and put in food processor. Freeze some in ice cube trays and keep some in frig! I just enjoy doing something good for my daughter to keep her happy and healthy. Hope this helps! Saves money too!

Sarah - posted on 03/14/2009

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I make my 5 months old's food, and I love it. I too have a Magic Bullet, and it is so simple to do! Ice cube trays work great. I let them freeze overnight and then transfer them to gallon freezer bags. I will admit, though, I do cheat when we travel and use the jarred stuff. It is kind of nice to just be able to throw it in the diaper bag and go. Reagan hasn't had any trouble switching back and forth between the two, but she is such a little piggy, I think she'd eat cardboard if I put it on a spoon for her! Hope that helps!! =)

Niki - posted on 03/14/2009

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I love making his food. I puree something new every week and have a good stash in the freezer. I bought about 30 half cup glad-ware containers and put about two ounces of puree in each and freeze. I went this route because i wanted something more portable than cubes from an ice cube tray. Then when they're thawed I add some water or formula to the right consistency. He only eats food once a day for now. Sweet potatoes and applesauce were his favorites, he didn't like carrots. All the books I've seen on this I didn't like. I love www.wholesomebabyfood.com. It has answered all my questions, and its free. I just use a regular food processor. Happy pureeing! It saves a ton of money!

Kat - posted on 03/14/2009

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Hi. I have been giving Em solids for about 5 weeks. I steam veges, puree them with the slender blender (hand blender) put into Tupperware Ice Trays, freeze, then put into resealable Glad Bags(labeling the bags). I only have to do it a few times a week. I use the T/ware Ice trays as they have the lid to protect the food. She eats Pumpkin, Potatoe, Sweet Potatoe, Cauliflower, Brocoli, Carrot, Parsnip, Apple & Pear so far. Once she has tried something a few times with no reaction I mix them up trying to get one of each colour vege in each meal to give the variety of needs. I think it is easy, not really all that time consuming. We have not yet tried jar foods as only giving her breakfast & lunch at the moment & we are always home for that. On the odd occasion we have been out at dinner time I give her the fruit as it doesn't need to be heated & can be transported cooled. The book I have used to guide me is from Annabel Karmel's "Feeding Your Baby & Toddler".

Zoë - posted on 03/14/2009

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My 5 and a half month old started on solids early as hes a big boy and I was told he needed to be weaned! He loves his food and I have been making my own puree it is so easy and Jake loves it I've done apple and sweet potato so far and I just boil it up and blend it then freeze in ice trays - its so easy and much cheaper and better for the little tot! I wasnt too keen in the beginning as I work as well and really didnt think I'd have time - but it actually takes no time at all!

Kim - posted on 03/13/2009

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My baby girl is 5 1/2 months old. We are EBF right now. I'm considering delaying solids a bit longer as I do not want to use jar food like I did w/ my first. I'd like to be able to control seasonings and flavors. I also would like to control sodium content. Since I'm cooking dinner I don't see a big deal to set asside a bit of food to puree/mash for meals.



 



 

Marcelle - posted on 03/12/2009

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i got a magic bullet (middle of the night breastfeeding infomercial-mania) so i want to make my own food. i head ice cube trays are great

Tara - posted on 03/12/2009

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I have a 5 month old and just started him on veggies. Once he has been through the first foods then im going to give it a try as it is a lot cheaper and im sure tastes a lot better!

Carmela - posted on 03/12/2009

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I did make some of my own food with our first son and then bought the jarred food as well.  It helps develop their tastes and my son ate both kinds.  I haven't yet started solids with my youngest son but I think I would try again.  I remember putting them in ice cube trays for longer storage in the freezer.

Suzanne - posted on 03/12/2009

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I think it's a great idea- if you have the time!  I think the natural and more flavorful foods help babies develop healthier taste for future foods.

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