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DS is 7 mo old and all of his solid food he self-feeds (well, except when I offer him something and instead of grabbing it he opens wide and launches mouth-first at my hand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ).<br><br>
I finally convinced my mother that the gerber puff snacks were just glorified cereal and not that great for him. So then she started in on the freeze-dried foods. I said ok, thinking one or two packages. Oh, no. Four packages.<br><br>
So, now I'm trying to decide if this stuff is okay enough to give regularly, or just the occasional snack. I still give him stuff off my plate, of course.
 

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I don't know much about the freeze-dried foods, but they seem a little weird to me. It would be much easier, cheaper, and healthier to just give them fresh or cooked food that you are making for yourself.<br><br>
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I always kept them in the diaper bag for Kamille, its nice to have a healthy (er) snack available if you are in a waiting room, running errands, etc. My mom is the one that bought me all of the homemade babyfood and toddler food books, but keeps buying jars (and Lexi isnt eating jar food at all, and wont if I can help it)
 

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I actually liked the freeze dried stuff. It disolved in dd's mouth and it was easy to take with us. (and it was just one ingredient! no scary stuff)<br><br>
-Angela
 

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As long as it has "real" things in it, and not artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup and other atrocities, its alright in my book. I make all of our kids' meals at home from scratch, though.
 

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Thanks!<br><br>
Yeah, it's just the fruit, freeze-dried. And I put it in his diaper bag for on-the-go situations.
 

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Do you have a link? I'm actually looking for something like this that I can keep in the diaper bag or my purse for Isaac to play with/maybe someday eat when our meals have a lot of stuff that isn't suitable for him yet etc. Not that he's big into eating but I'd like to offer him things that I wouldn't mind him eating, you know?
 

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Okay I was thinking of the wrong stuff.<br><br>
I looked at the freeze-dried fruits today and for instance, the apples, are just freeze-dried apples and lemon juice! That's it! I think those sound fine for on-the-go type snacks!<br><br>
I thought you were talking about the "toddler" foods, like ravioli and mac and cheese that they have in the baby aisle.<br><br>
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