Here is some great news, there has never been a better time to make your own baby food! As many retro trends come back around, making your tot’s meals is quickly gaining fans in parenting circles of all kinds. With all the health and economical advantages, not to mention all the fun, making baby food is back in a big way.
There are countless benefits and an array of products, blogs and facts to help you become the crème de la crème of baby chefs. As a parent, everything dealing with your child is in your hands. Making your own baby food ensures that the food going into your little one’s stomach is sanitary, healthy and organic (if you so choose). Making your own baby food ensures the vitamins, colors and taste of the food will be preserved.
Not to mention the cost efficiency! The leading products boast you can spend as little as $3.00 for a week of organic veggie dinners. You can’t put a number on your child’s health, but those prices for a happy, healthy baby will put a smile on both your faces.
You start with fresh fruits and veggies and, as your little one grows, it becomes simple as pureeing the family meal and, viola!, dinner is served. Long gone are the days of fork mashing and messy storage.
All of this is made a little easier thanks to products like the Baby Bullet. The average price for the Bullet runs around $100 for the entire system which includes: a sanitizer/steamer, the bullet, trays for each batch, a large mixing bowl, two small mixing bowls, recipes, and, my favorite addition, storage cups with date-dial lids. The Baby Bullet is a one stop shop for the aspiring tot chef.
However, if you want to save even more money, there is nothing wrong with the old fork and jar technique. The top food making blogs suggest using a blender, adding some breast milk/formula to the mix and storing the food in sanitized ice trays.
No matter how simple or complex your approach, there is one thing for sure making baby food is a satisfactory experience that will bring even more smiles to your family table.