I plan on making homemade baby food...suggestions/ideas?

Meg - posted on 03/21/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a 3 month old son. I plan on making homemade baby food. The store bought is heated so high the nutritional value is poor and taste suffers. I want my child to have fresh, nutritional and tastey food.

I plan on selling homemade baby food too. For a bit of extra cash seeing as i am a stay at home mother. If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts. I would love to hear them. An if anyone is in the York, Pa area and is interested feel free to mesdage me ;-)

Thanks!

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Michelle - posted on 03/22/2013

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I just started with any vege's like potatoe, carrots and cauliflower. Just boil and the blend it. I also froze them in ice cube trays and then it was easy to defrost when needed. For the first few months they don't eat much so a couple of teaspoons is enough.

Make sure you start off with savoury foods and then move to fruit because most of the time when you start with fruit they won't like the vege's.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/21/2013

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Yes I have advice, but this site is a solicitation free zone.....please keep that in mind when you are thinking about selling....don't do it here.

Secondly, I made my own baby food for both my kids. I used the superfoods baby book as a guide. It was awesome. I hated all the porridge and superfood stuff....tried it without success getting the kids to eat it....but the rest of the book was wicked helpful. It tells you how to store it, for how long to freeze it, and what are the best first foods. Don't bother getting all the expensive baby food processors. If you already have a food processor, great. If not, just use a blender. I would make a months worth of a certain item, lets say sweet potatoes, in one night. You can even mix your breast milk into it instead of water. I used both.

Avocado is actually the best first baby food. Both my kids loved it. Then sweet potatoes, and bananas.

The special baby food containers suck. I got suckered into buying those, and they would pop open and have freezer burn on all the baby food. So this is what I would do.

At bed bath and beyond they sell these awesome icecube trays at a decent price. They have covers, and when the food is frozen, they pop out really easy. I would let them freeze over night, then pop them out into a freezer bag. The portions were perfect for first time eaters, and then when they were to small, I would just give 2 of them. I will find a link for you with the ice cube trays that I used, and still have.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/22/2013

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Trust me, it is much harder to get them out of jars if you are going to freeze them. And if you make it fresh to go in the fridge, it does not last long, so you will be making it quite often.

Also, the book will tell you why you should start with certain foods. What will digest easy, what will cause to much gas at certain ages, and what is the best texture.

Meg - posted on 03/21/2013

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I was actually thinking of doing the freezing idea. Overall less work for me. However, i think Walmart may have those trays. If i wouldnt be using trays i was planning on using either 4oz glass jars or 4oz containers.

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