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Old 09-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Making your own baby food?

I realize he's only 6 weeks so this is way ahead of time, but I am wanting to research my options and buy everything in advance.

What did you use? Baby Bullet? I know there are some others.. Beaba something.. I dunno
Anyway, share whatever info you might have.

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Re: Making your own baby food?

I'll be lurking for recommendations, too!
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Re: Making your own baby food?

I use a regular magic bullet. And I usually gave the baby the same thing the rest of us were eating sometimes I would take out his portion before adding salt or other spices.
Ds only ate purees for about 3 months before he completely rejected them. I started him on solids at 4 months but it wasn't a regular thing maybe once every other day. By 8 months he just wanted what we were eating if necessary i would mash it a little with a fork.
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i use the bullet. actaulyl have it on my blog not too long ago.
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Re: Making your own baby food?

I used a blender with DS. Anything will work really. I'm considering getting a small food processor for DD because it was a little cumbersome cleaning the blender. I would store by pouring the puree in icecube trays. Once they were solid, I dumped them into a ziplock freezer bag and label. You can thaw one or more overnight in the fridge or quickly in the microwave.

A great resource is http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #6
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Re: Making your own baby food?

I use my food processor to blend food. I froze it in ice cube trays just as PP said. I also had some small baby food containers.
I also had a hand food mill for when she started to eat the same foods as us, but needed them ground up. We had this one: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
There are lots of books that have recipes and give tips on how to make your own food. Check out the library.
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Re: Making your own baby food?

I used the regular bullet. I plan on doing the same for our new baby. The bullet is really nice because its smaller than a blender can be used for more than just baby food and is microwavable.
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I just used my food processor (Here is a step-by-step process to how I made my squash http://doulasetc.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/making-your-own-baby-food/ )
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:32 AM   #9
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Re: Making your own baby food?

I use a plain ol food processor. No need to purchase special equipment! Just plop whatever veggie or fruit you like in a steamer basket. Steam for 30-45 minutes or until tender. Toss it in the food processor, then into ice cube trays and the pop it in the freezer. When frozen solid put the cubes in labeled freezer bags. When ready to use...plop a cube or two in a bowl and microwave it (or if you can remember place some in the frig the night before). Easy as pie!

Had I known making baby food was so easy and so CHEAP... I would never have bought any for DD1. I tried DD1 on homemade baby food which she ate well until...Bum bum bum...we went to visit the in laws out of town and I bought a few jars gerber for the trip. She would never eat homemade again...and to this day is a picky eater. Needless to say I have not made that mistake with DD2.

Here are a few great websites for making your own baby food:

http://www.babyfood101.com/ My all time favorite baby food site. It tells you when to introduce a certain food, if you should buy organic and then recipes. Wonderful site!!

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/

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

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Re: Making your own baby food?

Thanks everyone for the info! I think I'll opt for the magic bullet rather than one geared specifically for baby.
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