Do You Make Your Own Baby Food?

All three of my children have been breastfed exclusively up until around 5 months.  At this point I started offering rice

Cubes of Pureed Food

Cubes of Pureed Food (Photo credit: dmhergert)

cereal, which was mostly breast-milk with a little rice cereal mixed in for texture. None of them were crazy about it and I only fed them a little here and there when I was in the mood. Rice cereal has very little nutritional value and I didn’t want to fill them up on empty calories so I found that I rarely felt like it was worth cleaning up the inevitable mess created when they spit out it anyway.

Once Lauren, our first who is now seven, was old enough to start trying fruits and vegetables, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at making my own baby food. While perusing a popular parenting magazine, I came across an article … Read More