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Is it cheaper to make baby food at home or buy from store?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Jul. 5, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • at home! it is 40 cents for a jar of baby food or 40 cents for a can of unsalted greenbeans that will make at least ten jars of baby food. you can also use frozen or fresh food but they dont puree as well

    Answer by annamcg18 at 10:00 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • get on the womens infants children program and you get free diapers, food ect.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • way cheaper, and way healthier

    Answer by LuminousMom at 10:24 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • well it would be cheaper if you have wic, and buy from store.cuz you don't have to spend money

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • WIC depends since they only give you certain food items....unless you tell them you are making you're own baby food. Maybe they give you special checks for that?

    Homemade is cheaper since you can make it in bulk. I like the prepared baby food. Thats just me though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 AM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • With my first son we bought baby food but with our youngest we had to make it because he is allergic to peas (it amazes me how many of those combined ones have peas in them). We realized how much cheaper it was to make it. We did buy a bunch of the baby food that he could eat at the store just for the jars though so we would have something to put it in.

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 11:35 AM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:51 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

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