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Last post Mon, Jan 31 2011 11:04 AM by slk2042. 2 replies.
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  • Mon, Jan 31 2011 10:29 AM

    • Brandy
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    Homemade Baby Food

    When my children were little, I made their food for them. It was a gradual thing, learning more with each one and using less commercially jarred food for each.

    Did you or do you make baby food yourself? What are some of things you have learned?



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  • Mon, Jan 31 2011 10:32 AM In reply to

    Re: Homemade Baby Food

    Buy 15 oz cans of fruit in juice and whirl/smash it (usually on sale $1)vs buying baby fruit.I also used jarred/hm apple sauce.

    Small pasta in stock is easily tolerated

    Fzn 10 oz squares of butternut on sale ($1) are much cheaper than jarred.

  • Mon, Jan 31 2011 11:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Homemade Baby Food

    I make about 99% of my own baby food. I puree' up fruit, veggies, and meats, then spoon it into ice cube trays. Once frozen, I pop the cubes into a freezer bag, label it, then keep it in the basket of my chest freezer for quick meals. I microwave the cubes until thawed, then add powdered baby cereal. I can mix and match meat and veggies to make a dinner-type meal.

    The advantage of making my own food is that I can adjust the "chunkiness" to accommodate my baby's chewing skills. I also know exactly what's in the food. There are some brands of jarred baby food that have added fillers like cornstarch. If your baby has an allergy to corn, that might be a problem! And if you didn't think to look at the ingredients list to see if there were any fillers, you might not know exactly what your baby is allergic too.


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