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how do you make baby food

what do I need to buy to make the food and how long can I keep it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • baby food= baby

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • You need to buy fresh or frozen vegetables, and fruits, steam these and put them in a food processor they can be blended smooth or chunky, and they will last a week refrigerated, I don't feel comfortable making meat meals and jarring, but all you have to do is take whatever meat you are eating and puree it as well, you can also do this with soups and stews etc.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:39 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • make it daily,life put a whole carrot in the steammer and smash it and wait till it cools off,change the veggie everyday or the fruit.

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 5:40 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I made it and then froze it in ice cube trays and microwaved the cubes as needed

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 5:57 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Mash up some fresh banana, fresh avocado and feed it to baby. Cook some sweet potato, eat some for dinner and mash some up for the baby. Cook some chicken breast for dinner, eat most of it, mash some little pieces between your fingers and give it to baby. Buy regular unsweetened applesauce. Get the idea? You don't have to make special little containers of it.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:39 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Just puree fruits and vegetables that you eat. Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. 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. Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library.
    I used a mini food processor at home and a hand food mill when we were out.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:58 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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