Making Baby Food

Candace - posted on 04/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Has anyone ever made their own baby food? I am looking into it. Wondering if an electric or non electric food mill was the best. And any other info I may want to consider before investing into making my own food. thanks for your comments!

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Anne - posted on 04/09/2009

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It has ben a really long time since i did this . Our youngest is almost 21 years old. My reasons for doing this was because I was a Home Child Care Provider and I had two other babies plus my own that were 6 weeks apart.  I used a hand grinder mainly because they did not have electric grinders that were not really expensive. The non electric worked fine. for our daughter I would grind what ever we were eating and thin  it with half apple juice and half water. I was nursing and she could not tolerate any of the formulas available.  I found if I used breast milk it did odd things to the food. It would become way to thin before she was finished eating Because of food allergies I did go through the commercial baby foods first. I found they were easier to give only one food at a time . Once I knew she could eat the said food i used regular food. I also did this for the other babies. I kept some commercial food on hand incase what I was fixing for the family was not something she could eat, or if we were going to be on vacation or away from home during her meal time. I even used regular apple juice. I only added water to thin it. Just remember to not feed from a dish of food you are going to store in the refrigerator for later.

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Tammy - posted on 04/16/2009

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No problem! Looks like we're both doggy lovers, LOL. The baby food thing is advice my mother gave me.

Candace - posted on 04/16/2009

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THANK YOU THAT IS VERY HELPFUL, I HAVE HEARD OF DOING THAT, GLAD TO HEAR OTHERS DO IT TOO! I APPREICATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE!

Candace - posted on 04/16/2009

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THANK YOU THAT IS VERY HELPFUL, I HAVE HEARD OF DOING THAT, GLAD TO HEAR OTHERS DO IT TOO! I APPREICATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE!

Tammy - posted on 04/16/2009

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I used a blender, and then would freeze the portions in icecube trays. Once frozen I would divy them up into baggies. This way I could prepare in advance, and take out only what I would need for the following day. It was GREAT!! Saves a tonne of money, the best thing is knowing exactly what your child is injesting.

Candace - posted on 04/11/2009

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Anne- thanks so much that is very helpful.Sounds like this will be easy I appreciate your time and input!

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