My only drawback is I am going to have to buy a blender and most likely a microwave. We have made it 4 years without so I am sure the only real use it would get is re-heating the baby food.
K 30 married to J 40 Love being a SAHM to our IVF miracles: Jackson 08/09, Emily and Miles 09/11 Missing our lost babies 04/08, 08/10. Currently planted on a soft surface all day long.
HERE is a link with directions and recipes for homemade baby food.
But because "baby food" isn't the only option, please consider BLW and come up with your own conclusion.....
This is my quote from an old post. My wrist is hurting, can't type much.
|Babies need breastmilk as their primary source of nutrition for at least the first year or better. Filling baby's tummy with puree'd green beans and squash is nothing like filling her belly with wholesome breastmilk.
I don't know of any other mammal that purees their baby's food. Dogs don't chew up dog food and spoon feed their pups. Cats don't chew up cat food and spoon feed their kittens, etc. Think about it.
And no matter what you believe--whether it's Jesus, the cavemen, the big bang theory, etc--at some point humans had the bare neccessities to live on. Did the cavemen puree food for their babies with a processor? Did Mary puree Jesus' food? I highly, highly doubt it. I'm sure they nursed until the babies had enough teeth to eat by themselves. That's the way I see it now, but I didn't see it like that until after I started purees with dd.
http://www.tribalbaby.org/babyLedEating.html Here's one link that talks about BLW and there are other links to follow from there.
As with any other parenting decision, there is no right or wrong answer. It's whatever you are comfortable with after you've looked at the information available GL with your research and decision, OP!
My second didn't even eat baby food anyway. She just ate whatever we were eating as long as it was appropriate. Soft broccoli, crackers, stuff like that.
We did make food with my dd, and I would just have a pot with a steam basket in it on the stove and would just throw in a pirce of whatever veggie I hava round and quickly steam it and mash it up. I never bought jar food. Dh bought a jar once and my dd hated it. We just fed it to the dog (who wouldnt eat it either. (must have been really bad)
We also eat alot of soups and they are totally natural and no MSG broth, all safe for the baby. So I would puree broth and veggies alot for meals. We started grains last, not first.
My baby may eat sooner since he is intersted in food already- not eating it but just so facinated by it. He is always on my lap when I am eaing.
Annabelle Catholic wife to Jeff '92 and mom to Makaley 19 Arden 19 Anniston 17 Taegan 14 Balen 12 Kellen 10 Ellery 8 Innish 6 Eiley 4 Finnian 3 Esca 2 our 8th and expecting sweet pea January 2014.
I don't do babyfood at all. Just give real food.
SAHM to DD1 8/06 , DD2 8/09 , and DD3 9/12 married to 6/99. We , , , , and lots of and .
But, do you all make your own baby food fresh? Me and db want to.
We do, but we do not offer baby food until at least 6 months or older.
Jen, mama to (M-13, N- 10, C- 8 J- 3.5, and J -2, A (10/4/07) and 3 early losses)
We are expecting baby #7 in November 2013