What kind of food processor works best to make baby food?

Anastasia - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I want to make homemade baby food to save money and not sure what to buy for a 7 month old

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Stephanie - posted on 02/28/2010

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I concur with the other posters. I have a Kitchen Aid immersion blender, and used it for all of our daughter's food prep, which I then froze in an ice cube tray. I would often mix a frozen cube of avocado with berries, etc. There is a good homemade baby food site that has tons of suggestions.

Jill - posted on 02/28/2010

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My friend bought a "Magic Bullet" to make baby food. I have one but we use it to make friend smoothies.

Mai - posted on 02/26/2010

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I also used a hand blender for making baby food. After pureeing the carrots, peas, pumpkin, boiled apples, etc - I poured them into ice cube trays and froze what I didn't plan to use within 24 hours. I found that 2 ice-cubes of baby food was the proper serving size for my boys or I would mix 1 cube with rice cereal or some other baby cereal. Just remember that at 7 months, baby is still getting most of their nutrition from formula or breast milk, so don't worry if baby doesn't take to "solids" as well as you'd like. At this stage, baby food is about texture and taste - prepping baby for more solid foods later. The hand blender was also helpful when my sons were ready for "meals" (like spaghetti and meat sauce) but not quite ready for the real texture of the meals, so I'd just pulse the noodles and meats until it was chunky. Happy pureeing - I hope you have lots of fun cooking seasonally for your baby. I know it's made all the difference for my boys - they now happily eat broccoli, cauliflower, and other less popular veggies.

Alison - posted on 02/26/2010

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I bought a hand-held one. It is so much less mess for small batches.

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