June 23, 2007

Baby Food

I am going to begin embarking on a new journey, and that being of baby food. Monkey's Doctor said that we could start him any time, but there really is not hurry. Because of the busy nature of our summer and because of some information that I've read on the internet regarding starting babies on baby food, I've decided to wait until Monkey is 6 months old. In the mean time, I have lots of research to do because I'd like to make Monkey's baby food. I want him to eat the healthiest way possible and I want to avoid the cost of pre-prepared baby food. I will keep you all posted as I begin this new adventure, I may even start a sister-blog to keep recipes and such, of course that will require the help of my dear husband, so it may not be for awhile.

I would be very grateful for any advice you have to offer.


Sarah said...

Hey! Found you through WFMW at Rocksinmydryer and wanted to HIGHLY recommend a book called "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron. It's an AWESOME read that teaches you how to make baby food as well as the intricacies of nutrition for little ones. Another good one is Anabel Karmel's "First Meals." Both books are available at amazon.com and I'm sure you could get them used to save some cash (we're a ministry family, too!) HTH!

jacquelyn said...

i was totally going to recommend that book Super Baby Food too! i was planning on making food for dahlia but then i got pregnant again and didnt feel like it! i am hoping to do it for valen though this time around. i also recommend the book for other reasons! i got mine on amazon for like 12 bucks. they are about 20 in stores, so definitely look for a deal.

carrie said...

Just found your blog through WFMW. Our son just turned 6 mos, and we started him on veggies this week (rice cereal we started at 5 mos.) I've found lots of helpful info on-line about starting solids and making baby food, including Baby Center.

I'm with you. I do a ton of reading about every stage--my husband makes fun of me!

TulipGrrl said...

With my oldest, I steamed veggie (keeps the minerals in better than boiling) and then whirred them up in a small-sized food processor (the small $10 ones--was better than a blender or larger food processor.) I'd freeze the "extra" in ice cube trays--1 or two cubes were just the right size for a normal serving, without having waste.

With the next two, we didn't do much spoonfeeding--just waited until their pincer grasp developed and their interest in foods increase to start self feeding things like small hunks of steamed veggies or puffed rice. We approached solids as a learning and social experience, relying upon breastmilk as the primary source of nutrition for the first year (as is recommended by the AAP, WHO, etc.)