How to Make Homemade Baby Food

by mysteeqz5

Is your baby ready to eat solids? How can you make your own baby food?

Are you wondering if you should buy commercial baby food or make your own? Are you on a budget and hoping to save some money? Why not make your own baby food? It is simple and will only benefit your baby because you will know exactly what is in her food. It is quick, don't think you will be spending loads of time preparing your baby's food. Small portions satisfy their small tummies. Commercial baby foods can contain preservatives, salt, and sugar that your baby does not need. By making your own baby food, you will ensure that your baby's diet only contains the best. Baby purees contain a high level of water, why not make your baby food with breast milk for added nutrition? The added breast milk will make the food more irresistible to your baby who is familiar with its smell. It is quick and simple, and will bring you peace of mind knowing what is going into your baby's body.

What Do You Need to Make Baby Food?

It will take you no time at all to prepare your own baby food. Your baby will be able to enjoy a delicious meal that is nutritious as well.

You will need:

  • pot for cooking food
  • Ingredients - fruit, vegetables, or meat
  • A blender, food processor, or food mill
  • food storage containers or ice cube trays
  • freezer bags or container



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Steps to Making Your Own Baby Food

So now that you have everything on hand, what do you do first. Make sure that you are choosing quality ingredients. This is the first time your baby will be trying these foods, we want to make sure she will like it.

  1. Wash and peel fruit or vegetables
  2. Boil or steam fruit or vegetables, boil meat
  3. Puree food with the blender, and add either cooking water (if boiled), water, or breast milk to puree to get a smooth consistency. If you have an older baby (7-8 months), a lumpy consistency would be fine.
  4. Place puree into the storage containers or ice cube trays and freeze
  5. Once it is frozen, take it out of the ice cube trays and place it into the freezer bag/containers
  6. Label it with the name of the food and date

If you don't have any storage containers for your baby food, you can place drops of the food onto a cookie sheet, and then freeze it, and then transfer to freezer bags.

Some people prefer to dilute the puree and then freeze it, or you can freeze the puree and then dilute it to the desired consistency once you are ready to feed the baby, it is up to you.

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Updated: 12/21/2012, mysteeqz5
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mysteeqz5 on 07/17/2012

It definitely is more healthy and so simple too.

Pinkchic18 on 07/16/2012

Great tips! A friend of mine made her own baby food when her little one was on soft foods and it's so much more healthy!

mysteeqz5 on 07/04/2012

and a variety of new foods that may not be available commercially.

mysteeqz5 on 07/03/2012

Thank you.

Angel on 07/02/2012

I have four children that are older now. Ages 12, 10, 5, and 3. However, I do remember making baby food for them all. It was so much fun and so much better for them. Great article to help moms make their own baby food.

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