so do you ever give jarred stuff? - Page 3
That watered down Ella's in a sippy cup is BRILLIANT. I'm dying for DS2 to be old enough and ready enough for food just to keep him from screaming so much in the car. DS1 is almost 3 and thinks those pouches are the best car snack ever.
sometimes now that she's older i'll even thicken them with a little oatmeal and let her practice with the spoon.
I use them occasionally. I'll use a bit of baby cereal mixed with pureed fruit for breakfast or use the peach oatmeal jarred food, because I don't tend to make things for the rest of us that babies like, and I don't have a lot of motivation to stew tiny amounts of fruit. And they are nice to take along if I don't know what will be available somewhere. I don't buy ones with a lot of fillers. (Though I do make Byrd's custard, which is full of corn starch. Yummy yummy custard!
But why worry? It's not about being a perfect mom who applies only the strictest BLW principles.
See I while I wont get many and its less and less lately I find it way way cheeper to buy the few jars than make the stuff myself gobs cheaper. Cheepest of course to jsut give her appripiate forms of what we are having.
Not really. DD refused solids until 10 months. We tried offering at 6 months and then resorted to offering just once a week. We tried everything including jarred stuff. She wasn't interested. After she did finally start solids, she never ate enough to justify buying jars. I made my own baby food and froze it in ice cubes. We did use jarred foods occasionally when we went on vacation though. But that's also the vacation that she got her first pizza crust, too. ;-)
I was really anti-jarred food to start--the baby food tasting game starring Earth's Best jars at our shower only made me more so! All but one were really awful, unrecognizable and bland. Not what I want my son to learn to like.
However, we've come to really like the Ella's Organic pouches. They actually taste like the foods they're made of! Plus, they're super convenient. I just wish I'd realized the baby food police weren't going to come after me sooner. ;-) We do a combo of BLW and the occasional pouch of Ella's. The only puree I've made for months is roasted applesauce. I've bought them in bulk from Diapers.com.
These are pretty good, too: http://worldbabyfoods.com/