What are you feeding your baby?

Lydia - posted on 12/17/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Just curious what everybody else is doing...Are you buying baby food in the store or you do cook it yourself?

I do my own homemade baby foods, mostly fresh, sometimes I cook a whole lot and freeze to have something to simply warm up if I am to busy or lazy to cook...

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Stephanie - posted on 01/27/2011

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I make all of his food. I make a big batch of fruit and vege puree (and usually put some lentils or something in there as well) and freeze most of it, then I mix it with natural yoghurt or cous cous or put it on toast. I use to put it with rice cereal but i thought he was ready for chunkier food, so I stopped that. it's good to always have it in the fridge. I do keep some store bought baby food handy just in case but I rarely use it.

Amanda - posted on 01/26/2011

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I have been making all of my daughter's food and freezing it in big batches. She is losing interest in purees though. She wants what we are having. I have given her soft pasta, waffles, bread, organic puffs, baby mum mums, soft cooked veggies, ripe fruit, even some crunchy snacks that my 2-year-old likes, in small bites. She loves yogurt too. Our pediatrician said that there are no longer restrictions on dairy, strawberries, fish, or nuts like there used to be. I'll still wait a bit on those though. it's so fun to give them new things!

Lisa - posted on 01/26/2011

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I do both. When I have some spare time I make a few different batches of baby food. The premade jars are good for when we're going out and I need to take some food with me, I'd rather take that rather than a frozen container. But I send her to daycare with the food that I made, and at home, she'll eat the food I make. Its getting easier though because she is now 9 months and has 7 teeth, so she can eat a bit of food off of my plate. toast is her fave!

Jeannie - posted on 01/03/2011

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Right now my son eats baby food and snacks from the store but starting next month he will be eating what i cook at home. He is currently eating fruits and veggies aside his baby food.

Sandy - posted on 01/01/2011

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I buy some and then like green beans and taters and French frys and mash taters. I let her eat them off my plate

Claire - posted on 12/31/2010

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My 8 month almost 9 month old eats what we eat which is so handy now as now more cooking seperatly but sometimes I take a little out for her before adding more salt or flavering for us adults.

Sheri - posted on 12/28/2010

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My 8 mo. old daughter eats whatever we're eating. She refuses to eat anything out of the jar except the fruits & will only eat the Happy Baby Spinach, mango, & pears mixture so I don't even bother buying jar food. She wants what we're eating so I just make sure the pieces are small enough for her! It's so much easier & now she can sit at the table & eat like us...

Bethany - posted on 12/25/2010

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My daughter is pretty much off from baby food, and eats regular food at the table with the rest of us. I just need to cut it up fine for us, and she loves it.

Danielle - posted on 12/24/2010

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I do a bit of both, i cook my own food but things i cant cook that comes in a jar i buy like yoghurt.

Jessica Noor - posted on 12/24/2010

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I bought food while I was on vacation in the US. I live abroad, and baby food is really expensive where I live, so I usually make my own. I also give my daughter some rice cereal and if we eat rice, then I give her some. She is most likely gluten intolerant, so I have been avoiding anything with gluten.

Krista - posted on 12/24/2010

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My sister-in-law bought me the Babycook so I mostly make my own. The only baby food I buy is a couple of the fruit varieties we can't get fresh at the store in my remote Alaska town. Otherwise I steam, purée and freeze moose meat, squash, sweet potatoes, peas, pears, apples, etc. Love that Babycook.

Karen - posted on 12/23/2010

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I do both - I bought a BabyPro steamer and chopper all in one so it's easy to make my own food. I also do jars for convenience

Edel - posted on 12/23/2010

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i tried weaning my baby using the jar dinners but she wouldnt eat anything only sweet variety such as fruit or puddings. if i tried veg she would spit it out. i then tried mashing up a little carrot or brocolli.. she loved it. so now i make up a batch of three variety of dinner. puree it and one scoop in freezer bags. i always have something for her to eat and then when we are having our own evening dinner i mite put a little potatoe and veg and mash it for her if she is hungry. i usually make one beef one chicken and maybe a pasta dish. its easy defrosted just take out in the morning and its done or i defrost in microwave. if its a little dry i mix it with formula milk or i use the baby gravy pouch. she is thriving well and loves her dinner now. its easy to stew apple or offer banana at other snack times during the day so she has the balance of foods

Katie - posted on 12/20/2010

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I do both. I get jarred baby food free from WIC, if I wouldn't get it, then I probably would mainly make my own. I would much rather make her food since I know it's healthier, plus it tastes much better, but I'm going to take advantage of getting it for free. I don't always have much time to make homemade either. I make it in bulk, and freeze it. She likes both. I also feed her from my plate as well. She's starting to be more interested in what I'm eating than in what she's eating, and that ok too.

Michelle - posted on 12/18/2010

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I buy organic baby jarred food.
I make my own bananas, avacado and potato. She doesn't want anything thick, so it has to be rather runny.

Linda - posted on 12/17/2010

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I am doing both as we have only moved 2 weeks ago. After Christmas and New Year I will be back to 100% making it myself.

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