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I am no expert on baby-ness, but I do know two things. First, making your own baby food is cheap. Way cheaper than buying prepackaged baby mush at the store. Make a small investment in a food mill and you are set for toddlers to come. Second, making your own baby food is healthy. (Provided, of course, that you aren't grinding up chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cups and feeding that deliciousness to the baby for dinner.) It's fresh and you know exactly what you put into it
With my first child I dutifully bought small containers of over-priced baby food, fed him his peas and beans, waited three days before introducing a new food, and was a total stress case the entire time. Things changed with my second.
I bought this handy dandy baby food mill and I use it several times a day. It's easy to use (assemble three parts, insert food, and turn) and easy to clean (although it is best to clean it right after using it so the food doesn't have time to get hard and crusty). When I'm not using it for baby food my three-year-old is using it to pretend like he's driving a truck. Everyone loves it! This is the one I have, and it's cheaper on Amazon than it was where I bought it.
That's my whole plug for making your own baby food. I make it as I go, but if you need to make a larger batch and store it in the freezer for later use there are some really nifty baby food freezer containers for sale on Amazon, too.
Happy food mashing!
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