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Is it safe to use can goods to make baby food? Or fresh veggies better?

I make my sons baby food. And i used canned green beans, pureed them like normal. is it ok to do that or is fresh veggies better?

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Asked by sledgesmom28 at 12:40 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would use frozen they do not have all the additives that canned goods have. Cheaper then fresh and you can make quite a bit at one time.

    Answer by Melbornj at 12:42 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I'm a fan of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.


    Answer by Christine0813 at 12:42 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Fresh is best or do frozen

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:42 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Fresh is best, then frozen, then canned. Canned veggies usually have tons of sodium (WAY too much for a baby) unless you get the salt free kind.

    Answer by missanc at 12:42 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • i'm sure its fine! i'm sure fresh is best but if u dont have them, it wont hurt. i give my daughter a piece of all veggies we eat, she loves them!

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 12:43 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Canned is most likely fine, but I'd go with steamed fresh vegetables.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:44 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Canned is a LOT faster, but it's really up to you.

    Answer by Misteh at 12:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I make my sons baby food too and use frozen or the low sodium canned.

    Answer by team21 at 1:28 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Fresh is best, frozen next best, and canned the last choice, but still better then premade food I think. I actually never gave my kids pureed food and followed the "baby led weaning" approach to food though.

    Answer by aeneva at 1:33 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I always used frozen or fresh. The canned ones have high levels of sodium.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 2:52 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

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