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    Default Home-made baby food?

    It's so difficult to sort thru all the crud out there on the web.

    I don't plan to introduce solids for a bit, but DP and I are planning to make our own food for Ky.

    We can't afford to buy any books so I was wondering about any good websites so we can research it first?

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    My little guy never had a single jar of baby food. Babies don't need food pureed. My son's first food was avocado and banana. I just mushed it up a little bit. for other harder foods, I would cook them up and mash them, like apples, peaches, pears and squash. I really never used any recipes, just fed him whole foods.
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
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    I followed this website: http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/

    DD1 never had a single jar of baby food. This way I knew what she was getting, that it was fresh and no added sugar, salt or additives.
    Mommy to our DD1 early bird (34 weeks, 2 days, 7lbs, 14oz)! Oct. 2nd, 2008 Emergency C-Section, Frank Breech, HEALTHY Girl!
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    Default Re: Home-made baby food?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amysmom View Post
    I followed this website: http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/
    great site!

    Another idea to explore - skipping "baby food" and going straight to baby self-feeding appropriate foods. It's called "baby led solids" or "baby led weaning" (in the UK "weaning" = starting solids).

    See the links in my siggie for more information.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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    Thanks ladies!

    I am so pleased with all the support here!

    This is the first time I've encountered such a supportive online community!

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    Default Re: Home-made baby food?

    the only thing that I ground was meat for my last two babies..
    Just cause it was easier to grind then cut with a knife.

    I used one of theese that my mom had when I was a baby


    http://www.babyhaven.com/Kidco-Food-...paign=KDC-F700

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    This was also a LIFE SAVER when DD1 was teething:
    http://www.cheekymonkey.ca/BabySafe.htm

    I would freeze mango, peach, plum, etc. and put it in. It was messy has heck, but the cold paired with the natural sugars numbed her aching gums.
    Mommy to our DD1 early bird (34 weeks, 2 days, 7lbs, 14oz)! Oct. 2nd, 2008 Emergency C-Section, Frank Breech, HEALTHY Girl!
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    Weaned @ 15 months
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    Loving being a Mom of 3, 40 months apart!!
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    I've been feeding a lot of different foods for my LO, who's 7 months old. Examples -- sweet potato, butternut squash, chicken and broth, hard boiled egg yolk, avocado. My philosophy is I don't give her anything I would not eat myself. If you're interested in freezing cube size portions, I love the Annabel Karmel treys. They are great!!

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    Default Re: Home-made baby food?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jbean1979 View Post
    My little guy never had a single jar of baby food. Babies don't need food pureed. My son's first food was avocado and banana. I just mushed it up a little bit. for other harder foods, I would cook them up and mash them, like apples, peaches, pears and squash. I really never used any recipes, just fed him whole foods.


    Same here!
    Lori
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    *Mom with chronic health issues, NICU babies, reflux sufferers, multiple food allergies (mom and kids)
    *DD birthweight 5lb, 14oz, now 26lb, 4oz
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    Default Re: Home-made baby food?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amysmom View Post
    This was also a LIFE SAVER when DD1 was teething:
    http://www.cheekymonkey.ca/BabySafe.htm

    I would freeze mango, peach, plum, etc. and put it in. It was messy has heck, but the cold paired with the natural sugars numbed her aching gums.
    Yes, we did the same thing! I still give him frozen mango, peaches and watermelon in one because he just likes to suck on them! I think i got mine at Walgreens.
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
    Maxwell, born January 3, 2010
    A year on Mama's milk and still loving it

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