Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
KnottyLDSMama's Avatar
KnottyLDSMama
Peachy with a side of keen, that would be me
Formerly: Moonprysm
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,975
My Mood:
Baby Food

Ok, so I have a bunch of questions that I need answered. lol

I plan on making Ds' baby food in about a month (he's already acting pretty ready, but I'm trying despirately to hold off until 6 months, especially since he has no teeth & can't quite sit on his own). I was thinking of making it in batches & freezing it.

I can either do the ice cube tray thing, or I have a ton of empty glass bottles that I can do it in. If I do the glass bottles, how much should I put in them? I was thinking 1 oz (isn't that what the icecube trays are?) but would that be by weight? Could I put it on my scale and do an oz that way?

How do I thaw it? And how long is it good for once thawed? How do you travel w/homemade baby food? Should I get a few jars of organics to travel with? (I'd really prefer NOT to do that). Any other advice?

TIA!

Advertisement

__________________
Tiffani wife of Wes 11/16/02, Partner of Jamie and David
SAHM to Xander 4/5/06, Jaime 1/20/09,
and Malcolm 11/15/10
KnottyLDSMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
Gavin&Brent'sMommy's Avatar
Gavin&Brent'sMommy
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 11,081
My Mood:
Re: Baby Food

here are some links I was referred to
http://www.vrg.org/recipes/babyfood.htm#what

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/

http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/

__________________
Melanie, wife to James, Mommy to Gavin & Brent and Cody, fur mommy to Cinder, Sasha & Mollie
Blog
Gavin&Brent'sMommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
twinsmomkatie's Avatar
twinsmomkatie
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Hampshire, Live Free or Die
Posts: 1,430
Re: Baby Food

We made all of our babies' food - it's really easy to travel with them. Just take things that aren't "refrigerator food" - i.e., a banana or mango that you can mash "on site," small whole wheat crackers or bread, etc.

My almost-3-year olds STILL love "squash-cicles." And ice cream peas.

I am a bit unorthodox about food, though.
__________________
Katie
twinsmomkatie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 11:40 AM   #4
MrsBreeder's Avatar
MrsBreeder
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 70
My Mood:
Re: Baby Food

WE made our own food, too. I think my daughter, who is two, had about two bites of premade jarred food in her entire life.

Basically, what I do is this: Go to store, pick out fruit or veggie. Do whatever you have to do to make it mushy (boil, etc) and then food process it. Then we put it in the ice cube trays.

Pop those suckers out when they're done and stick them in a bowl in the freezer. Then we'd put them in the microwave on about 30 percent power to defrost.

It really is fun to make baby food!
__________________
Breeding since 2004.
MrsBreeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 12:24 PM   #5
mom_of_3g_1b's Avatar
mom_of_3g_1b
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,381
Re: Baby Food

I make all my babies food as well. I just freeze in plastic containers. I would be worried about freezing glass but if you leave enough header room you should be fine. I just cook up what ever, mush it and freeze it. I keep stuff in the fridge for 3-4 days. When we go out we just take along a soft cooler with an ice pack in it.
__________________
Melinda ~Mama Extraordinaire to~
Kye (5), Abigail, Kyrra and Gwendylan (2) and Ainsley (19/12/2007)
mom_of_3g_1b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 02:54 PM   #6
sherrydeanne's Avatar
sherrydeanne
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: My sewing room
Posts: 1,615
My Mood:
Re: Baby Food

I just use ice cube trays and then put it in ziplocs once it's frozen. I have some tiny tuperware that I just stick two frozen cubes in when we're going out. In about 3 hours it's thawed
__________________
--Deanne--
WAHM to Benjamin 02/03/06 and our new cricket Zachary 05/30/08
Nice recycled longies and lots of dipes now in stock!
www.hyenacart.com/BetterBums Fridays at noon
sherrydeanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2006, 12:18 PM   #7
sarahannecloud9's Avatar
sarahannecloud9
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crossville, Tn (Pleasant Hill)
Posts: 11,134
My Mood:
Re: Baby Food

We did all of our own foods. I used the blender, put in ice trays and when completely frozed I put them in a big zip lock. 1 bag for each flavor, like spinich, carrots, pumpkin, chicken, ect. If it's to runny just add a dash of your choice of baby cerial to the blender. I had sooooo much fun. Then just thaw for like 15 sec????? or something in the micro at dinner. I used the avent cups witht he little blue lids to take the food on outings. They are the toss breast milk storage containers. Worked like a charm. Lord i miss those days!
__________________
Sarah, OCD about, Chickens, Gardening, Farming, and all things Homestead! Wife 2 my savior since 97 Jimmy Ray, momma 2 my blessingsCayden 3/29/05 ANDWilliam 1/23/09~~Desperate for just 1 more. ~~Missing my beloved moma, Karen- 4/14/09 and Daddy-89
sarahannecloud9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2006, 08:49 PM   #8
davechan2003's Avatar
davechan2003
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 214
Re: Baby Food

avacado is a great "travel" food too! Easy peasy and so nice and mashable and smooth. Anna ate lots of it out camping this summer.

I have a baby food mill, I just grind up whatever we're eating (without added fat and spices) and add ebm or water (preferably the cooking water) to thin. My ds had a bit of a trouble with the texture and some stuff I had to puree further, but my dd will eat it no problem. She's much less picky, what a treat!

I always have a few things frozen in case she can't eat our table food. My/her faves are chicken with potatoes, sweet potatoes, and peas. I just mash them up in the mill, add liquid as needed, spoon out onto waxed paper and freeze until firm. Then I pop them in a container.
__________________
Chantelle
Canadian SAHM to Alexander, Annalise and baby Anderson
davechan2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2006, 03:20 PM   #9
Leininger27's Avatar
Leininger27
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 5,995
My Mood:
Re: Baby Food

Maybe some of you can answer this question for me.

I have a little daycare girl that is eating baby food her mom brings in the little gerber plastic containers. When my ds gets old enough for babyfood we want to make our own. Can I save these gerber plastic containers and freeze our babyfood in them?

Just thought I would ask instead of throwing them out? TIA
Leininger27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2006, 06:03 PM   #10
sarahannecloud9's Avatar
sarahannecloud9
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crossville, Tn (Pleasant Hill)
Posts: 11,134
My Mood:
Re: Baby Food

Oh, I think it's an awsome idea!!!!! I would have loved to have had them!!!
__________________
Sarah, OCD about, Chickens, Gardening, Farming, and all things Homestead! Wife 2 my savior since 97 Jimmy Ray, momma 2 my blessingsCayden 3/29/05 ANDWilliam 1/23/09~~Desperate for just 1 more. ~~Missing my beloved moma, Karen- 4/14/09 and Daddy-89
sarahannecloud9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.