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Homemade Baby Food: Tips and Tricks

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Once you’re ready to start feeding solids to your baby — usually when he’s between 4 and 6 months old — one of your top questions may be whether to buy your child’s baby food or make it at home. Both are fine options, but if you do choose to go the route of homemade baby food, know that it can be a fun and tasty choice for your new baby! Let these tips get you started.

Invest in the basics.

Preparing homemade baby food doesn’t require expensive equipment. All you really need is a blender or a food processor, a chopping knife, and ice-cube trays if you want to freeze extra batches of food. The fancy baby food you see in stores may look appealing, but in most cases you can get the same quality using the cooking tools you already have in your kitchen.

Consider cleanliness.

Your new baby’s immune system is still developing, so it’s important to wash and scrub fruits and veggies before cooking them, keep a clean preparation surface, and store foods appropriately. If there are any leftovers in your baby’s bowl after she eats, discard them to avoid contamination.

 
 

 
 
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A little tougher than you think.
I made my son's own food, the first time he had "real" bananas, he would not eat anything else.

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