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#1 Old 02-12-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Ok so my wife is 19 weeks preggers and I'm curious about what to feed the baby when he gets here. What kind of baby food would you recommend? My wife and I are really thinking about making our own food since we know what's in it and it would save us money. Anybody have any good receipes or ideas for baby food? 

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#2 Old 02-12-2013, 03:42 PM
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Cook some fresh whole kernel corn, press the juice out of it, and feed baby the juice.


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#3 Old 02-14-2013, 03:38 AM
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Well, you still have plenty of time since the baby won't eat real food until he/she is at least 4-6 months old. Take a look at http://www.superbabyfood.com/ it's a book with lots of recipes. It leans vegetarian.

 

Truth be told though, baby food is mostly about fun and developing healthy habits; infants (under 12 months) still need to obtain the bulk of their calories from breastmik or formula. Toddlers are the ones where you have to actually do meal planning and try to make sure they eat properly. But for infants it's more about developing eating skills and tastes. Those skills, by the way, transfer directly to speech development so you absolutely want to feed the 6-12 month olds some baby food, just don't worry much about getting well-rounded meals in that form. A whole week of eating only mashed bananas (in addition to breastmilk) is fine. Their well-rounded meals are still in the form of breastmilk/ formula.

 

The worry in regards to baby foods, IMHO, is about choking. Make sure to always be right there feeding baby, make sure he/she sits upright, make sure the food is nice and mashed or pureed, etc.

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#4 Old 02-14-2013, 02:48 PM
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My friend got a baby bullet (magic bullet for making baby food). She throws in thawed frozen veggies, cooked squash, baked potatoes, bananas, whatever. Then she stores the food in 2oz portion cups in the freezer.
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#5 Old 02-15-2013, 03:48 AM
 
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My parents got a Vitamix blender and they didn't want it anymore so I came up on that. That blender is incredible. I figure if I used that, it would be financially and better for the little he-man when he gets here. I'll definitely be checking out that website.

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#6 Old 02-15-2013, 04:17 AM
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I had one of these ($13 on Amazon) and just smushed up our foods (pre-spiced) or made the baby food in it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000067Q6J/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1360930545&sr=8-1&pi=SL75
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