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While store-bought baby food may be the easiest way for many mom’s to keep their little ones fed, pre-table food, there are a handful of reasons so many of today’s parents decide to make their baby’s food at home. These are the most logical and honest reasons why moms make these decisions!
Having Control of Ingredients
Most parents feel fairly strongly about being in charge of what does and doesn’t go into their baby’s bodies, especially at such a young age. Store bought baby food contains additives such as thickening agents to make the product go further, therefore costing the company less. Take a look at the ingredients on the next jar of baby food you pull out. You might be surprised to find that sweet potato puree contains much more than just sweet potatoes!
Variety of Textures for Baby
All jarred baby food is made the same. Sure, there are some brands that offer different levels for different age groups, adding in different foods at different times. This is really just not the same as being able to give your child the variety of slightly thicker purees, different combinations of meat and veggies, and an overall different flavor each time. It is important for babies to get use to the way food REALLY tastes!
Homemade Baby Food Tastes Better
Have you ever served your family any type of quick weeknight frozen meal instead of making your 6 hour lasagna from scratch? It isn’t hard to tell that the taste is pretty different. If your kiddos are already used to eating REAL food made by you as babies, then when they transition to table food it won’t be nearly as much of a fight! They’ll be used to the taste of preservative free cooking, your particular style of foods, and even a bit of texture since you can vary the amounts of texture in your home made baby food!
Think about how much it would cost you to buy all of your family’s meals for the week from the deli/hot foods counter, with everything premade for you! So expensive! While we all tend to say that price is no issue when it comes to our kids, we would be lying if we said the cost of that baby food isn’t a killer! You can save SO much money buying fresh fruits and veggies (meat too) and cooking/pureeing them for your little one(s)!
The pureeing step is made SO SIMPLE with the Baby Bullet by Magic Bullet! I am not sure how anyone can find reasons to buy pre-made baby food when DIY is made this easy!
Ease of Making
These days, there are so many different tools to aid moms in making their baby’s food themselves! From baby bullets to special freezer containers for the food, this task just keeps getting easier for busy moms!
These Nellam Food Containers are ones I swear by! They are airtight, leakproof, bpa free, glass jars that are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe!
Although there is no RIGHT choice for all babies, you do have the power to decide what is best for your family and their individual needs. Each and every child is different as is every family. We all have our ways of parenting and trying to survive this wild ride! Do what is best for you, Momma!