Homemade Baby Food

by adustyframe ~ February 26th, 2014

When James was a baby, I made his baby food and cereal. I found a great book called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. (link is to her blog–if you want to buy it from Amazon don’t forget to use my link from the blog pretty please!)

It’s full of great ideas and information. I like that it tells you what foods baby can digest at certain months–very helpful. This book also helped me learn a ton about healthy eating and nutrition for children. I was just barely learning about natural stuff when James was little.

I knew that I’d make baby food for this baby too. Recently, he’s started eating and so far loves everything he’s been introduced to.

I found a used copy of Super Baby Food and refer to it often.

I’ve also found some websites with helpful info.

Wholesome Homemade Baby Food


Homemade Baby Food Recipes

I looked into “baby led weaning” and while I see it’s a good idea, it just isn’t for us but it’s another option.

 

I steam veggies or fruit in a regular pot and steamer basket. Actually, I purchased the steamer basket when I was making baby food for James! I also puree things in my regular old blender.

I see a lot of baby food making gidgets on the market but I think they are a little bit of a gimmick. You can steam and puree without buying special “baby” appliances.

I freeze the food in an ice cube tray or these trays that I bought when I was pumping. I ended up choosing to use these all the time because I know for sure they are BPA free.
*I would not have purchased them JUST for freezing baby food.*

I truly enjoy making baby food and I really love watching baby enjoy it!

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2 Thoughts Shared to Homemade Baby Food

  1. judith

    Our little one is just 8 weeks old, but I have a used copy of Super Baby FOod and someone gave us some Little Munchkin things that look like covered ice cube trays. It sounds easy to make my own baby food, but I’m sure there will be a learning curve. Glad to hear how it’s working for you!

    Judith there is a learning curve but it’s not too bad 🙂 And how awesome that you have an 8 week old 🙂

  2. Mama Squirrel

    I made baby food for all three of our children. Some of it I pureed and froze in ice cube trays; but we also had one of those plastic “baby food mills” (it was a gift) that you could use to puree food right at the table, and that was handy too.

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