Once your baby has turned one year of age you can certainly make your own homemade baby food instead of purchasing it in expensive little jars.
Not to mention this pre-processed baby food is full of toxic preservatives.
Making homemade baby food is not as time consuming as you think as you have already cooked the meat and vegetables for your family's dinner.
You will need to have a blender or food processor. On some homemade baby foods only need a fork to mash up the food; e.g. banana, avocado.
Puree' squash, vegetables, meats and cooked fruits in your blender. You can even mix up the food to make a meal such as puree' turkey with mashed potato and zucchini or other vegetable you have already prepared for your own dinner.
Preserving Homemade Baby Food
Since once you puree' the baby food you will end up with more than one serving. All you need to do is place the leftover homemade baby food in an ice cube tray.
Ice cube trays make perfect one serving sizes for your baby. Once frozen, just pop out the baby food cube and place in a freezer bag. Make sure you mark the freezer bag with the contents.
You will be saving a ton of money by making your own baby food. Don't believe me then look at the price you are paying per little jar and add up this amount. This is extra money that does not need to be spent since you already have purchased the food, the same food you are cooking for dinner.
Place the money you would have spent on purchased baby food and put that money in your piggy bank each week. You will be surprised at how much you are saving.
Plus, all you have to do is take out a frozen cube of baby food place it in a bowl in the refrigerator to thaw. This is a time saver and helps when you have a baby sitter.
With making your own baby food your baby can smell that they are eating the same thing you are. You might find that your baby won't be so fussy when introducing new foods. Babies tend to mimic their parents. If your baby sees and smells they are eating the same thing you are it will be easier to introduce new foods to their diet.
Do stay away from foods that produce gas such as beans, especially if you have a baby with colic.
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