(Closed) Homemade baby food! Best tools to use.

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We do some purees, with just our regular blender.  We do some Baby Led Weaning as well, so we don’t do a lot of purees.

If you’re mass-producing baby food, I hear that the best way to freeze it is in an ice cube tray, then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.


Post # 5
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@eecuadrado:  I used a regular bullet blender, but the downside is you need to make big portions in it otherwise it all gets stuck to the side as soon as you hit spin. So I can’t make him a little pureed serving of our food, which I sometimes want to do. It works when I’m making stuff specifically for him though (ie roasted a whole sweet potato). I don’t know how big the container for the baby bullet is.

I put the purees into a covered ice cube tray to freeze, then store them in small ziplocks kept in a big tupperware.


Post # 6
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@eecuadrado:  my sister used a baby bullet for about a month, but then he was on to just regular soft foods given to him in small pieces so the cost of the whole system really didn’t seem worth it. I suppose if you’re making a lot at once it would be, but if you’re just feeding baby whatever fruits and veggies you’re having, I’d skip it. 

Post # 7
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@eecuadrado:  I want to do this too. I would use a regular blender and put them in ice cube trays and then transfer to ziploc freezer bags. Perfect serving size and you can make larger portions. 

Post # 8
9799 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a food processor (actually 2) and a handheld stick blender.  I would probably use those, but I haven’t done it yet.  I’m not sure why I couldn’t.  I don’t want to buy any special “baby” equipment because I hate clutter and have a very well stocked kitchen already.

Post # 9
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

We use a Vitamix. We found the baby food mixers did not puree it nearly as well as the Vitamix did and my LO would spit it out at first if there were any chunks. We used OXO plastic baby food containers that we found on Amazon that are microwave and freezer safe, which is especially useful. I bought a cookbook on Amazon called The Best Baby Food on the Planet (or something like that) and really love it.

Post # 10
11517 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

My sister used a regular blender and then just switched to Baby Led Weaning (without actuallyknowing there was a name for it).  My nephew rarely ate pureed foods (he’s 18 months now).  He just ate what they were having cut into teeny pieces.

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