Babies-Toddler Vivian | 06 Apr 2010 08:12 pm

Make Your Own Baby Food

If you are serious about making sure that your baby eats only the best, then try making your own baby food. It is not as hard as it seems and both of you will feel better. It is even easier on your budget, so if you are worried about buying expensive jar foods, put those behind you and start making your own. You will not only be saving money, but you will know exactly what your child is eating.

The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have the right equipment. You can use a blender or a food processor, but having a hand-turned food mill with different sized blades will help ensure that your baby’s food is blended well enough. If you want to puree smaller amounts of food, then a hand blender is best.

If you aren’t sure what fruits or vegetables to start with, look in you local grocery store and see what foods they have for your child’s age group. They usually start off with bananas, pears, apples, plums, peaches, prunes and apricots. These are easier on your baby’s stomach. Once you have chosen the types of food you want to introduce, make sure you choose the freshest fruits you can. The fresher they are, the healthier for your baby. If you are thinking about organic foods, there is one thing to remember, the thinner the peel, the more organic you should go. Buying organic bananas won’t make a big difference. Buying organic peaches or apples will. Their skin is thinner and more likely to have been affected by pesticides.

Once you have chosen your fresh fruits and vegetables, make sure you do not add anything to them. If you take the time to ensure that your child is eating healthy, then do not ruin it by adding salts and sugars to their foods. You can steam the vegetable to help keep the flavor in them. Steaming will also soften them for the puree process. If you have leftovers, this is a good thing. You can freeze and label them and they will be ready for another day. Making food for your baby is not that hard. Doing what is best for them will come easy.

Kennedy Brown is a mother of five. She is a regular contributor to Baby Gear Product Reviews

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