I can’t believe how fast time is going. My little princess is already starting solids. This time, around I’m making my own baby food. For today’s post, I share my 5 reasons to make your own baby food. Stay tuned because I also share one of the Little Lady’s favorite homemade baby food.
5 Reasons To Make Your Own Baby Food
1. Money savings
Who doesn’t like to save money? By making your own baby food, you would be saving lots of money. Make a trip to your local grocery or farmer’s market and pick up some delicious fruits and vegetables.
2. You know what’s in it
If you can’t pronounce it, it shouldn’t be in the baby’s food. Or any food for that matter. But that’s not the reality of things. I love making my own baby food because I know what goes it in.
3. It’s not hard
I’ve never been into meal prepping, but since I started making my own baby food, I love it. I set a date when I know Papa or aunty will be home to help watch the baby, and I get about two weeks of baby food ready.
4. Teaches healthy eating habits
When my son was little, I wasn’t into cooking. We (the whole family) had poor eating habits. We ate a lot of fast food and greasy food. So obviously I couldn’t give these type of things to my son, so I ended up giving him store bought baby food. Till this day, the kid won’t even touch broccoli!
5. It’s fun
So far my daughter has been superb with food. I can tell she won’t be picky about her food. Watching her happily eating broccoli and peas is such a great feeling. I’m usually on Snapchat (ladymarielle) sharing when she tries a new food!
There you have it my lovelies, my 5 Reasons To Make Your Own Baby Food. Below I have the recipe that my daughter loves in the morning.
Strawberries and Bananas purée
This recipe is very simple to make. You can do it ahead of time, or you can make it the same day.
You will need:
1 oz of breastmilk of baby formula (makes it easier to blend)
Direction: Put everything in a blender or food processor (we use out magic bullet) and blend until it is smooth.
P.S You can make it a bit chunky when baby has teeth.
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I never even thought of making my own baby food when my kids were little. It certainly would have saved me a ton of money!
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Amanda Love says
I never had the time to make my own baby food. I was in the military and there was barely any time to spend with the family, much less make baby food. I always bought and bought organic but now that I’m home I would have totally made my own.
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We made all my sons baby food. It’s saved a big amount of money and I knew what was in it I kind of liked that idea.
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Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
I enjoyed making our daughters’ baby food. I knew what was in it and I felt comfortable with that! The kids loved it too.
Tammilee Tips says
Love that you make your own baby food like this!! It is crazy can really be in your store bought baby food when bought at the store!
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Margaret Branch says
I absolutely love making my own baby food for my son! It is fun! We have so much fun talking about the different fruits and veggies that I am putting in (ok, I talk to him about it) and I really like knowing exactly what he is eating.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
I loved making baby food for my kiddos. It felt awesome to make it homemade.
Inspiring Kitchen says
These are great reasons. We all want the best and the healthiest for our babies. I am sure a lot of new moms will find this useful.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I totally agree with you! I have always enjoyed making my baby homemade food. At least I know what is in it vs. jarred which tends to have ingredients you cannot pronounce!
I actually really enjoyed making my own baby food when my kids were little! it was so easy to create foods that were healthy and delicious!
Michele D says
I made my own baby food when my children were little. So many great benefits from doing so. My kids loved it!
Up Run For Life says
My kids never really cared for baby food. They always wanted table food. I usually mashed up whatever we were eating and gave it to my kids.
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These are all great reasons to make your own baby food! If I have a baby one day I am totally going to make my own. Great post!!
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Ann Bacciaglia says
My friend has a little one and she makes all her own baby food. I wish i would have done this for my kids. It is a lot easier then i thought it would be.
I completely agree with this. I think making your own baby food is so much better. At least you know what’s going in to the food and you can easily make it yourself. I wish I would have done this with my girls when they were younger.
I made my own baby food with both of my kids and it saved me so much money! Plus, it was great knowing exactly what they were getting and I could offer them flavors and foods you can’t buy.
brianna george says
We made all our own baby food with our sons. I agree with so many of our reasons.
Chubskulit Rose says
I definitely agree with you. Making your own baby food is not only saving you money but it is healthy as well.
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Shaney Vijendranath (youbabyandi) says
I totally agree with you! Baby food is so expensive, I really need to make more time to make my son more food.
I made my son’s own food when he was a baby. I felt good knowing it was healthy, not to mention, I saved a lot of money too.
Claudia Krusch says
Love your post! So important to feed your baby with the best!
Omg I made my daughters baby food and my mom and hubby would make fun of me for it! I honestly had fun making it so I don’t get why they were such haters lol….
tara pittman says
It is so easy to make baby food with can or frozen fruit.It tastes better too.
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I always loved making baby food because you can create your own flavor combos. It’s fun and delicious.
Inspiring Kitchen says
Your baby is adorable! Making your own baby food saves you a lot of money.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
It can also be really convenient. If you run out, you don’t necessarily have to run out to the store, you can just make some more real fast.
Jamie Knupp says
Strawberry-banana was my kiddos’ favorite; I loved making homemade baby food for them when they were little.
Tonya C says
I agree! Making your own baby food is much more healthy and economical.
Laura Starner says
It is so much healthier for the baby if you make the baby food. My daughter made the baby food when my granddaughter started eating. She really enjoyed knowing that it was healthy for her baby.
Elizabeth O. says
Making your own baby food is definitely the best choice, it’s like breastfeeding… somewhat. These reasons are accurate, it’s good to know what’s in your baby’s food and the best way to do that would be to make it yourself.
Liz Mays says
I never considered this before! It sounds like an awesome option and your recipe is definitely easy!
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Shaylee Field says
Great idea! I love the fact that you know exactly what your baby is eating when you make your own baby food.
Shannon Peterson says
It really is super easy and quick once you have all the ingredients!
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Amy Jones says
Great idea! its best to rely on your own hands than to go to the groceries store every time your baby gets hungry and eats all the food hehe.
Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide says
I plan on making my own baby food! I love your tips and advice. Thanks.
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My brother made his own baby food. Making a batch in advance is the key to success.
Ana De- Jesus says
She is the most adorable little girl and I love that you make your own food. So much healthier!
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Marielle Altenor says
Thank you so very much Ana! It is healthier. So glad to be doing this!
My son and DIL made their own baby food. You could be on to something because my granddaughter LOVES food that’s good for her, and she absolutely shuns junkfood. It’s awesome. 🙂
Claudia Krusch says
So important to make your own baby food! It’s a gift to your children!
Indeed! Making food for our own baby is really fun! That girl is so cute and adorable. Love her smile!
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
I made my son’s baby food when he was little. I would buy potatoes, squash, and carrots then mesh it all together. Organic is still the best way to go about things.
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ana fernandez says
knowing what is in it is the best reason. So you can protect your kid
Travel Blogger says
In the blink of an eye my newborn just turned 4 months old and I cant believe how quickly the baby food stage is approaching!
I always buy the food for my baby. I have thought of making it by myself and after reading this article, I think it’s the right time to start making my baby’s food. I will have total control of what my baby eat and I will choose all the ingredients.
Really useful article, Thank You!