Archive | July, 2012

How to Make Your Own Baby Food

19 Jul

So now that you’ve decided on your reasoning for making your own baby food, and have taken every little detail into consideration, it’s time to talk details.

THE TOP THREE TOOLS I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT

1. High-powered food processor
(Example found here)
Uses: pureeing fresh or cooked foods
I already had a heavy-duty food processor and use it often. With one of these, I never have to chop onions and bell peppers. Plus, if you want to make Oreo cookie truffles, this is a must. For baby food, it provides the most efficient way to get the finest consistency. Plus, it does its work quickly. If you don’t already have one, consider investing in this tool because you’ll use it for multiple projects. (more…)

11 Things to Consider Before Making Your Own Baby Food

18 Jul

In yesterday’s post, I laid out 9 Reasons to Make Your Own Baby Food. But there may be things you haven’t considered because you’ve never done this before. I’ve happily served as your baby food making guinea pig. Read below for some intel.

#1 BENEFITS OF STORE FOOD
There are certainly added benefits for making your own baby food, but remember that many store-bought foods are fortified with extra goodies, like DHA and iron. I can’t decide for you what benefits outweigh the others, but just know there are benefits all around. Because Jane Darby is more at risk for iron-deficiency anemia because of prematurity and low birth weight—not to mention blood tests confirmed it—I came to appreciate the iron fortification found in store-bought foods. (more…)

9 Reasons to Make Your Own Baby Food

17 Jul

There are many arguments that can be made in favor of homemaking baby food. I ranked them below according to my own decision to take the plunge.

#1 WARM FUZZIES
I’m not talking about the top of my baby’s sweet little head. I was a new mom and wanted to do something special for my baby, so I made her food. I’ll be making her meals for much of her young life, so why not start early? It was a way to feel super motherly. Simple as that.

#2 CREATIVE OUTLET
I’m selfish, I suppose. I like to cook and love projects. I enjoyed reading about and researching baby food making, too. Plus, it was a chance to be creative and enjoy the pretty colors involved. (more…)

Virtual Baby Book: Month Ten

10 Jul

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Month Ten

9 Jul

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