How to make homemade baby food??

Tasha - posted on 04/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi, my name is Tasha, and my daughter Hope is 2 months old. I am interested in learning how to make homemade baby food, and wonder if anyone else has done this. I want my daughter to have the best, and I feel more secure knowing everything that I am feeding her, without additives or preservetives. If anyone could give me pointers on what tools to get, and whether or not you can make it and store it for a day or so... This cant be that hard. I just want to give it a shot, i'm sure it will be healthier for her in the long run!!

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Michaela - posted on 04/09/2009

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Its quite simple really. Get a food processor/blender and add all the foods you like really , babys don't tend to fuss about "what foods dont go toghether" they dont have that mentallity like us adults do.

I used to make my daughter allsorts , I never ever froze food for her though and used it the next day , not because Im against it , but I didnt see any need , when i made mine and my partners meals I would take abit of ours and blend it for her , so she had what we had every night , unless we had something we would consider fatty , like pizza , chips etc , then i would make something for her with meat & veg etc.

Angela - posted on 04/08/2009

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Looks like you received some awesome tips so far.  The only thing i would add is when i made the baby food as Heather Bosley mentioned, I would save a little of the water you boiled the veggies in and instead of adding milk to blend it easier, i would add the water nutritioned from the veggies.

Toni - posted on 04/08/2009

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For me is was easier to simply use a blender. When your baby is old enough to start on food, you can easily blend fresh fruit or vegetables for her. Later on (when you know she doesn't have food allergies)  you can blend vegetables and meat together to make an easy meal. Be sure to follow her doctor's orders as to when she can start on baby food and which foods.

Erica - posted on 04/08/2009

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Its super easy, i used tablespoons for portions (now my son is a very hungry boy) but i would take one tablespoon for an portion and put it on a cookie sheet and freeze then put into freezer zip lock bags it was easier since i don't have a deep freezer. But like with squash throw it in the oven at 350 and baked for 2-3 hours and the same with sweet potatoe but it doesn't need to be the oven as long. Things like apples, bananas, pears, strawberries, ect you can pretty much mush them on the spot. when they're ripe. Hopefully this helps a bit. Good Luck! =)

Rae - posted on 04/08/2009

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a tip. you can go out to eat and still not use jarred baby food. Buy a food mill (mine was the type that you can feed them out of the top), ask the restaurant to steam the veggies with no seasonings and extra soft, then put them in the mill. Presto! Instant baby food. Remember to let them cool.

Mel - posted on 04/08/2009

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oh shes only 2 months so then dont mix vegies and use the same one for 3 days at a time

Mel - posted on 04/08/2009

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Hi Tasha, mine are all forzen in ice cube trays in the freezer you just defrost them as you need them, buy things like butternut pumpkin, apples, pears, sweet potato, broccolli and carots. steam them and puree them add some cheese, unsalted butter or cream, or mix vegies together then spoon them into ice cube trays and freeze, once they are frozen you can take them out and put them into snap lock bags then make up some more. mine lasts about 4 months. my daughter hates pumpkin but she loves the sweet potato, apple, carot brocolli and corn etc

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get yourself a steamer and a foodprocessor and steam fresh washed veggies and them turn them into smal portions and freeze heat to use.... no pepper no SALT!!! a tip very very little butter... serve. enjoy have fun.only interduce one veggie at a time and a few days apart so you can see if there is a reaction you'll know what veggie to avoid and keep note of.

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