Making baby food?

Amber - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am looking for others who have made homemade baby food. I am getting ready to start my son on veggies and I was wondering what you used to make it with (ex. blender, special baby food processor, magic bullet.) Also does anyone know the name of a book that will tell me what foods he can have at what age? Thank you!!

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Kylee - posted on 09/30/2009

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I have 5 children and all of them have had homemade. I also have a very close friend that is a naturopath and it was highly advised that you start them on the more watery vegies. Zuchini, spinach etc. Cauliflower and Broccoli should wait a month or so as these can give him a bit of wind and a tummy ache. The watery vegies are far more digestible for their little bodies and a great way to start off. I also add a small amount of pumpkin to sweeten the deal. Definitely no salt or spices or any other additive. Water down with the water you used to cook the vegies and puree in a blender or food processor. Great fruits to start with are apples and pears. They contain something called pectin. This is fantastic for settling little tummies, especially during times of illness, and is good for first foods. If you like, you can thicken things up a little with farex. Only use the Rice Cereal however as wheat and other grains are very difficult for your baby to digest. As time goes by, gradually add different things. I even throw in meat or tuna. Only do this, however, once baby is processing solids well and enjoying new flavours. Storing in ice cube trays is a great idea. This way, you can increase or decrease the serving sizes as needed. Have fun cooking!

Sarah - posted on 09/30/2009

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As Mandy said, www.wholesomebabyfood.com is great for letting you know what to prepare for what age. www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com also has fun recipes to make and it will tell you what age it's for.

I bought bulk fruits and veggies, used a food prosessor, froze it in ice cube trays and transferred to ziploc baggies to have handy in the freezer. It worked great and he never had to eat the jarred stuff.

Mandy - posted on 09/30/2009

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www.wholesomebabyfood.com



i didnt puree anything for my son. he started with soft finger food (carrot, potato, sweetpotato)

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