(Closed) Making Baby Food

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

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@Mrs. Spring:  For a second there, I thought you were saying that Addie likes eating horse. Like “mmm, horse meat sure is tasty.”

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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@Lozza:  Bwahahaha!  Well, she’d probably eat horse if we put it in front of her.  There’s very little she WON’t eat!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve always wanted to make our own baby food as well. We’ll see if I actually do it!

I’m curious to see how many news moms a) actually do it b) keep with it after months and months?

I plan to just use my steamer to steam the food then puree.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

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@Lozza: haah!!

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@Mrs. Spring:  Bummer, we just looked @ our local Costco and no GErber organics. Would be nice for backup meals.  (Emi’s latest nickname is SweetPotato-she really did like it!)

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@Sulli301:  Awwww, you’re so sweet! Feeding her is a lot more fun than I thought it would be! 🙂

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a hand held mixer and a normal mixer that worked just fine to mush up DS’s food after I had steamed it.

He started on Farex (rice cereal) at 4 months and solids at 5 months and was brestfed till 6.5 months. Since he has had teeth he doesn’t like his food completely mushed up, even at 7 months I could just mash his veges and things with a potato masher and he would eat it just fine. I made his food and just put it into ice cube tray and froze it, then when set broke them up into little plastic bags.

I started making baby food for DS at about 5 months and even though he mostly eats ‘our’ food for breakfast and dinner, but for lunch he will eat mashed up veges and things so I still make a batch about once a week. He is 10.5 months now, so for the past 5.5 months I have made him food- he has never has bought baby food and I don’t find making him food a chore at all, he will sit in his high chair while I make it and he will snack on some of the veges. It’s all about routine!

IMO buying a mixer purely for bub is a waste of money unles you will use it for something else down the track, get something you will be able to actually use. After a while you will find that bub wants to eat YOUR food, not the food your feeding them haha. DS is a piggie and eats everything and anything….. for now lol

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I also use that wholesomebaby website previously posted. Braun hand food processor has an app for baby food making recipes and how-to videos. It’s free.

Post # 24
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I made all my kids food. Steamed the veggies,meat, chicken etc  pureed without salt, butter etc, froze the puree in ice cube trays, then put the cubes into a Ziploc bag.

Did the same with fresh fruit.

Take out what you need, let it thaw  and warm it up as necessary.

Once they moved beyond pureed food, I just removed some veggies etc from the steamer and mashed it with a fork. I don’t salt our food anyhow, so theywere able to eat anything I cooked.

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