Baby food?

Angela - posted on 02/09/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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How many of you are intending on making baby food for your babies when they begin eating baby food? or are already making it?

Im intending on making My daughter's baby food when she turns 6 months,how is it? what do you do? how do you make it?

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Melissa - posted on 02/10/2011

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We make her brocolli, peas, pumpkin, sweet potato, mashed banana, apples and carot. have made some meat but shes too little for it. Peel them cut them boil them andpuree them add some water or milk or cream if it is too thick. Home mad eis the best for them. Put it in ice cube trays freeze then bag and label it with a date on it

Michelle - posted on 02/09/2011

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I actually just bought a baby bullet. I've never had time to make food for my babies before, but with my third this actually looks doable. We'll see. There are lots of recipes on the internet you can look up and I believe there are entire cook books on it. I doubt if you have to go so far as to purchase something like the baby bullet, but having some sort of food processor will be important. I know that basic fruit and veggie purees are easy (peel, boil fruit/ veggie , throw in food processor with like 1/4 cup of water or so and run until desired consistency is reached). Rice cereal is just a cup of rice in the food processor. Then you throw it on the stove with a cup or so of water and cook simmer for 20 minutes. I haven't gotten anything more complicated as I just got it and have about 3 or so months before my daughter can use it (in the mean time I'm using it to make veggie purees to sneak into my toddlers dinners). Good luck!

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Abby - posted on 02/12/2011

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I made all of the baby food for my twins.I started feeding them food at 4 months. Typically 4 to 6 months is a good time to begin. As for how, I just steamed a bunch of veggies and fruit, pureed them in a blender, then froze them in an icecube tray. When it was time to feed, I thawed a cube per child for about 30 seconds. I also pureed meats and pasta when I made them for dinner too. Just use whatever you make for dinner! super easy and my kids are NOT picky eaters now. They are 2. Have fun!

Jenni - posted on 02/12/2011

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This is one of my favs to give my daughter... kinda made it up not sure if there is a recipe for it that already exists... I blend advocado, banana and BM with a little bit of water. It has the same consistancy as yoghurt.

Lise - posted on 02/11/2011

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We didn't do "baby food" - we did babyled weaning. But, I guess, I technically did make her food. ;-) Started at a little over 6 months and she loves her solids.

Laura - posted on 02/11/2011

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I made my own baby food back when it was a "weird" thing to do! : ) We had a single-serving, hand-cranked puree maker so that we could puree veggies and fruit that my husband and I were having for dinner. That made it really easy to fix dinner for ALL of us!

I also used Mandy's idea: Make bigger batches of veggies and fruit in the blender and then freeze the puree in ice cube trays. When the puree is frozen, empty the trays into labeled freezer bags. Two cubes of puree, thawed and warmed (be careful not to over-heat in the microwave--you don't want it hot!) is about a serving of fruit or veggie. The great thing about making your own food is that you can make things that you just can't find in the store. My daughter LOVED asparagus! Still does, in fact. Broccoli, cabbage, greens like kale or spinich, various winter squashes, beets, mango (a favorite), papaya, strawberries and blueberries all worked well. Raspberries can also be pureed, just run the puree through a strainer or seive to filter out the seeds. Be mindful that some of these veggies and fruit are better served to older babies as they can cause gas and bloating with under-developed digestive systems. There are some good resources on line that can offer suggestions for first foods and such. Otherwise this is, IMO, the healthiest choice one can make for their baby: Fresh pureed foods without any additives--no sugar, salt, or thickeners. I am convinced that it is one of the main reasons my daughter is as healthy as she is today--high quality, "real" foods when she was little. Hope this helps and Bon Appetite!

Sonya - posted on 02/10/2011

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hi michelle just wondering what a baby bullet is? is it like a baby blender? thanks :D

Amanda - posted on 02/10/2011

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I started with Farrax or rice cereal but once my daughter was past thatt I just cooked up one vege every 3 days (i started with sweet potato, then pumpkin, etc info is online about what foods are good starter foods if u google it) and I just steams or boiled vege, then pureed using a stick blender adding some of the left over water if it needed thinning out.... I didnt add anything else.

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