baby food

Molly - posted on 04/21/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My baby's starting to enter the eating baby food phase, and I need some recommendations/recipes! any guidelines i should go by?

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Marnae - posted on 06/01/2009

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I use Fresh Baby which has a "recipe" book telling you what to look for in fruits and veggies, what ages, how to store and prepare. I love it! It also comes with a dvd in case you're a more visual learner and it comes with the freezer trays with lids. You can use ice cube trays otherwise too. I prepare the foods steamed on the stove though there are other options in the book as well. Then you use your food processor/blender that you already have and just follow the guides! It's such a great way to know exactly what your baby is getting. And I figured out we save $5 everytime I make a batch of food. I can do all organic. Plus there's a lot less container waste!!!

We also started with cereal and then orange veggies -squashes, sweet potatoes, etc, then green veggies, then fruit. I've often heard start with veggies so they won't refuse them after the sweet taste of fruit. My son refused veggies for a few days after he tasted apples even though we did veggies first, but then took on both!

Best of luck and have fun with it!!!

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Quoting Paige:

This seems to be a helpful site:
http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/index.h...


I used this site, its great knowing when to start what foods.



I started with single fruits and veggies, and grains, then i would combine what i thougth would taste food and always taste it before.



I also recommend the stick blender, i have the Braun and love it!



i bought canned food once, and she spit it out, giving me a mad look, and that was that.  She eats only homemade food, at first this takes extra time, but it pays off b/c i dont have to make her special food, we both eat the same healthy food, which saves time!



Good luck!



 

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Quoting Paige:

This seems to be a helpful site:
http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/index.h...


I used this site, its great knowing when to start what foods.



I started with single fruits and veggies, and grains, then i would combine what i thougth would taste food and always taste it before.



I also recommend the stick blender, i have the Braun and love it!



i bought canned food once, and she spit it out, giving me a mad look, and that was that.  She eats only homemade food, at first this takes extra time, but it pays off b/c i dont have to make her special food, we both eat the same healthy food, which saves time!



Good luck!



 

Jami - posted on 05/01/2009

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Molly,
I just re-read your post and thought that you might be looking for some specific food recommendations as well. We started with orange veggies which are still some of my son's favorites. In our first round of foods, we did rice cereal, carrots, sweet potatoes/spinach, pears, banana, and apples. We have since branched out to peas, parsnips, broccoli/cauliflower, sweet potato/kale, squash/potato/pea/onion, butternut squash/corn, oatmeal, apricot, apples/cinnamon, and prunes.

His favorites still remain sweet potato/spinach and parsnips. We just got the go-ahead for Yo Baby yogurt, so we're looking forward to introducing some dairy and broadening his taste buds a little more.

Go luck with your wee-cooking!

Jami - posted on 04/30/2009

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A friend gave us Annabel Karmel's Top 100 Baby Purees and it's been a great resource when making our son's food. With the exception of a weekend trip to FL and the occasional need to dip into our diaper bag stash, he's eaten only homemade food. (We have been using Earth's Best for those trips and surprises.)



I would strongly recommend having a few steamer baskets, a stick blender, and a food mill in order to streamline the process. We end up making a few batches per week and are really only restricted by the quantity of our freezing containers.



We started off freezing everything in ice cube trays. Now that he's eating a little more, we freeze "bases" in silicone muffin trays and "mixers" in the ice cube trays.

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