Homemade baby food

Brittney - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I need a receipe website, that has been tried and proven, to be a good for making my own baby food. There are tons out there, but how do you choose? Does anyone else make their won babyfood?

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Silvana - posted on 03/04/2009

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i'm not following any recipes but I just kinda wing it and make it interesting like starting with one vegetable at a time for a few days and then mixing ones shes had already...i just peel, boil and puree them, but have recently started peeling, boiling and mashing with a fork to start to learn new textures and kinda help teach chewing

Pippa - posted on 03/04/2009

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i made my daughters food and i started with steaming vegetables and some fruits when she was just starting to eat solids but a very good recipe book is the annabel Karmel book for babies and toddlers, it has a plan in it too which i didnt follow but it does help giving some guidence, hope this is of some use

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hun u do not need a reciepe......what ever ur eating blend up and give to baby......or use fruits and veggies if ur more comfortable that way my family has been doing it for generations and NONE of us have ANY food alergies!! try it!! Good Luck






hi. i just would like to add to this post. yes all food is fine unless there are allergies in the family.. watch out you dont add salt whilst cooking also.. and adult gravy is a nono for babys as it has too much salt.. but if your just starting out introducing solids then i suggest trying single veggies so baby can get the taste for them.. then mix some together.. then eventually add meat.. fish cheese ect..

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hun u do not need a reciepe......what ever ur eating blend up and give to baby......or use fruits and veggies if ur more comfortable that way my family has been doing it for generations and NONE of us have ANY food alergies!! try it!! Good Luck






hi. i just would like to add to this post. yes all food is fine unless there are allergies in the family.. watch out you dont add salt whilst cooking also.. and adult gravy is a nono for babys as it has too much salt.. but if your just starting out introducing solids then i suggest trying single veggies so baby can get the taste for them.. then mix some together.. then eventually add meat.. fish cheese ect..

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www.annabelkarmel.com.. she is a mother herself and very succesfull. she has alot of books.. the best in my opinion. she has some tasty recipies for young babys purees, toddlers, children and even for family meals.. hope this helps x

Rebecca - posted on 03/04/2009

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With my second daughter, shes starting solids, l boil up the vegies etc, mix in blender with a bit of water then freeze them in ice cube tray. works wonders because then l already have them done for that week, just get them out when required.. i never did this with the first daughter, but its so much easier especially when l have to entertain the 3 year old.
On the huggies website there are some good recipes..

Hellsbells2311 - posted on 03/04/2009

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Kate, as a suggestion about the meat use chicken or mince when cooked (chicken in stew) its so easy to blend and stewing gives loads of flavours for them to enjoy plus you know they are getting all the goodness!

Kate - posted on 03/04/2009

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I've been making all my sons food since he was 6 months. At first I would over cook sweet potatoes, beans, carrotts, butternut squash and mix it with formula then blend and freeze it in ice cube trays. I have started giving him some jarred food because meat is getting harder to blend. But just take the foods you think he/she will like and cook it, then mix with formula and blend.

Kayleigh - posted on 03/04/2009

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hun u do not need a reciepe......what ever ur eating blend up and give to baby......or use fruits and veggies if ur more comfortable that way my family has been doing it for generations and NONE of us have ANY food alergies!! try it!! Good Luck

Hellsbells2311 - posted on 03/04/2009

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Personally I have fed all 3 of my children exactly what we have been having,we dont add seasoning so that wasnt an issue, blended up and as they got older mashed and then chopped, I now have 3 very healthy, eat anything, and I do mean anything, children, they all enjoy their food and are not picky in anyway.

Chrystal - posted on 03/04/2009

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I tried the whole finding recipies thing. My best friend ha four children ranging from 8-1. She did the make it yourself recipies with the first, with the second she just used the food processer on what ever she was already making, prior to seasoning. With the third it was the food processer on what ever she cooked, when it was done. By the time the fourth came she simply cut everything small. Her fourth child is not even half as overweight as the first four. She doesn't like sugar near as much as the first ones, and she doesn't over eat like the others. Doctors all say it was the wrong way to go but it sure worked well for her.

Patti - posted on 03/04/2009

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I make my own baby food. It is really quite easy. I looked at the different websites, and also bought a book. I took a little help from each of them and just started doing it. Some things you have to cook (i.e. apples, veggies) Other things you don't, (banana's, pears, avacado, plums). Some things you have to add liquids to, and others you don't. It is so easy. If you have a good food processor, and something to steam stuff in, you are all set. Really, you can puree almost anything!

Samantha - posted on 03/04/2009

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I did buy a book that has recipes in it. it is " The big book of recipes for babies, toddlers, and children. I've followed some of the recipes but i've also just made food. I'll go to the baby food isle and see what they have and then i just grab fruits and veggies and make them. For most of the food i would cook it in some water so it gets tender then i blend it in my magic bullet. Then i freeze them. Foods i've made are : Squash, Blueberry applesauce, applesauce, raspberry banana, pears, green beans and some others. Its actually pretty easy the prep work is what takes a bit of time for me. Well good luck!

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2009

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I made ALL of my daughter's baby food and the trick is to keep it simple and offer them variety. Steam (Never boil! The nutrients will dissolve into the water) vegetables, and blend until smooth. Use salt very sparingly. Generally as long as it's well blended, anything goes. Stay away from acidic foods (pineapples, oranges, etc.) and foods that are prone to allergic reactions (such as strawberries, and peanut butter) for the 1st year. Also avoid honey until they are 1 as honey is full of live bacteria that their systems can't handle yet. One of my daughter's first foods was mashed up avocado and banana. Sounds funny, but it actually tastes pretty good as is packed full of nutrition! (omega 3's, potassium, etc.) Good, easy to eat protein sources include pureed lentils, beans, cottage cheese, yogurt, and soft scrambled eggs. Hope this helps! Good luck!

Carly - posted on 03/04/2009

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http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/

http://www.gourmetbabyfoodrecipes.com/

the second one has more adventrous recipes some I have wanted to try for the whole family. I have made all the food for both my kids. When you are just starting steam cook veg. to well done zip it up in a food processer with some of the liquid after your babe has had several days on each food just zip up what every veg you are eating cook fruit the same. some things don't need to be cooked avacado, banana, papaya. wholesome babyfood site give very good directions

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hi. when my son was to start eating food i started with potato and carrots,boild and smached with a littlebit breast milk. i think i have some recepies but have to come back to that later. am from norway so cant help with web sites..only if you do read norwegian ;)

Tiffany - posted on 03/04/2009

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I was gifted the book "the petit appetit cookbook" at my baby shower. I haven't tried the recipes yet, but can't wait (my daughter is almost a month-old). It's easy, organic recipes to nurture your baby and toddler. www.petitappetit.com

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