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Old 09-27-2006, 09:50 AM   #11
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:30 PM   #12
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be careful with those gerber plastic things, though, i hear the seals aren't necessarily airtight and that they will leak when thawed, like in your diaper bag. i also wouldn't microwave them at full power (the whole microwaving plastic thing). i had a friend who used those and her baby got sick; whether that's from the food itself / her food preparation practices, or microwaving in plastic, i don't know. probably more likely the former, but you never know.
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I don't microwave my baby food, I heat it in warm water like I do breastmilk. By microwaving it you kill a lot of the nutrients you save by making your own food.

Once a baby is used to home-made food I would not recomend commercial foods. I gave my DD some jarred food while we were away for the weekend and it made her so sick. I highly recomend the easy smush stuff everyone else recomended.

I freeze mine in ice cube trays also, I think they measure out to about an ounce each cube. Then I pop them out of there and store them in ziplock freezer bags.

Making baby food is A LOT easier than people think, and so much healthier! Good job making that choice!
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:17 AM   #14
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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!
I use the avent cups too! Haha! I haven't used my breastpump a day so I thought I would get some use out of the cups. They work great.
I do not use a microwave and do not own a microwave.. I heat some of the precooked food in a small saucepan until hot and then mix with the rest of portion of cold food, so it comes out nice and warm and there is no waiting time. Just be careful what you start with. We are big into the squashes and green veggies. A banana w. some rice cereal. I do not make my own cereal, but I buy organic rice cereal that I trust. It is also good to thicken purree if it's too thin.
Good luck! It is really fun once you start.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:01 PM   #15
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I don't buy commercial cereal, organic or not. For some reason it seems to be drained of it's fiber content and just blocks babies up. Plus I think rice cereal is nutritionally inadequate for little tummies.

Making barley or oatmeal is very easy, just just toss some in the blender or food processor and grind it up until it's powdery-semi chunky. The barley is a lot harder to grind up than the oatmeal, so save the barley for older babies. Then you mix it with boiling water until it's soft and tender. water/cereal proportions are 2/1. So you have 1 cup ground oats, mix with 2 cups boiling water. I add in breastmilk to thin it back out because it gets really thick, but you can just use extra water. I tend to make about 4 cups of cereal at a time and freeze it.
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