Homemade Baby Food!

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Homemade Baby Food!
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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 11:30am

Is anyone making/planning to make homemade baby food?

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Registered: 06-19-1999
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 4:58am
I never have, unless you call mashing up a banana with a fork, so thin and creamy, then feeding it as "banana baby food" lol....I should really look into doing more :)

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 10:46am
I think that pretty much counts as homemade baby food! That's about all you do with a banana. :)

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Registered: 04-21-2004
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:18am
I've done banana, avocado, sweet potatoes and peas, but the rest has been store-bought.
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Registered: 03-04-2008
Tue, 02-21-2012 - 12:24am

I'm doing it.

baby
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Registered: 08-17-2010
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 8:19pm
we are making all homemade baby food :-) we actually just started (delayed solids until she turned 6 months). So far we've just done homemade cereals, brown rice and oatmeal. she's not a big fan of the rice but has gobbled up the oatmeal. i bought a book on baby food making and it helped with learning how to make cereals but i'm realizing that i didn't really need it otherwise because making baby food is pretty common sense. It does have some interesting puree combinations that i probably wouldn't have thought of though, so it maybe helpful for variety i guess. i ended up getting a Wilton silicone mini brownie pan for freezing bc it has plenty of compartments (24) and each holds a nice 1 oz serving. Silicone is much easier to work with than the regular ice cube trays. i'm really excited to make different things! i think we are going to do avacado and sweet potato next :-)
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Registered: 03-03-2007
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 2:33pm

Yes! I"ve been doing this for over 2 months. I steam any veggie and puree it with a hand mixer. I have also done banana, avocado, etc that does not require cooking. All freeze well. I bake potatoes and sweet potatoes.

It's well worth taking an hour or so every weekend and making them up for the week ahead.

THanks for sharing the recipe.

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Registered: 03-03-2007
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 2:35pm
P.S. I mix everything into her rice cereal. I do apples/pears for a snack with no cereal.
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Registered: 05-16-2003
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 11:30am

I do avacodos, but that's it.. I'm on WIC and they provide jarred baby food, so that's good enough for me.. Hey, times are tough

Gina
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Registered: 03-04-2008
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 1:38am

The big benefit to making your own is cost savings.

baby
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Registered: 05-16-2003
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 11:21am

We all ate the "regular" non organic foods growing up and I'm still alive!

Gina

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