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ElliottsMom 05-30-2006 06:04 PM

I've been making little elliott's baby food for about a month now (except carrots because I heard you can't make it for some reason). Just wondering how the rest of the world feeds their youngins

GhostUser 05-30-2006 06:22 PM

yeah, i made most of my baby food--seems like so long ago now, i barely remember, and my son's only 3! anyway, i bought an inexpensive mini food processor and it was so easy, it seemed silly not to make it...i made it in batches, put it in ice cube trays and froze it...i did buy it occassionally for convenience when we were travelling and such...

Bonoluvr 05-30-2006 06:33 PM

I did a bit of both, with my dd i mostly fed her organic baby food, some i made myself.......with my son i mostly fed him homemade baby food and also some jarred organic food.

ElliottsMom 05-30-2006 06:39 PM

I never though to freeze it. I've just been making very small amounts at a time. WOW I can't beleive i've never thought of that.

Ayrlin 05-30-2006 06:56 PM

I made my own, why cant you make carrots? I fed both mine carrots.



I never made enough to freeze it was just kind of mush it up as I go sorta deal, my girls ate what I ate.

ElliottsMom 05-30-2006 07:47 PM

I can't remember where I read the whole no carrots thing. I wish I could find it but I've been doing so much baby nutrition research lately (gotta get my facts straight about the whole veg*n thing or else I'll get the bad parent vibe from my fam) anywho I read that there is a certain chemical found in some carrots that are harmful. I'll keep looking for it.

GhostUser 05-30-2006 07:54 PM

its nitrates and it depends on the soil the carrots were grown in...here's a link...

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/bab...g/1401482.html

ElliottsMom 05-30-2006 08:07 PM

YAY You found it that's where I read it. THANX

Ayrlin 05-30-2006 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by davisfilip View Post

its nitrates and it depends on the soil the carrots were grown in...here's a link...

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/bab...g/1401482.html

Ahh thanks for the link

Bonoluvr 05-30-2006 08:37 PM

I froze it too. i would line a cookie sheet with wax paper, put scoops on the sheet put it in the freezer, when they were frozen i lifted them off and put them in baggies and back into freezer.

SallyK 05-30-2006 09:14 PM

I made all of my son's baby food. It was such fun to do!

I suggest getting the book "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron. It was like my bible when my son was little. I still refer to it sometimes, even though he's 4 now.

MaryC1999 05-30-2006 09:30 PM

I made it as well for the twins and my last one. It was so easy, how could I not?

That's interesting about the carrots. I made carrots but was told to skip spinach. lol

None of mine liked green beans. The twins favorite was the fruit mixes I would make, the baby liked pumpkin. In fact he loved pumpkin. It was one of his first foods, our cut up (painted with non toxic, washable paints) jack o lantern.

I thought it was fun. I actually sometimes miss making it.

Mary

healthnut32 05-30-2006 10:41 PM

I made all the solid food for both my children.

MTC 05-30-2006 11:00 PM

I made most of my own baby food, and occasionally bought for when I wasnt home or for when we were out of town.

ElliottsMom 05-31-2006 05:16 AM

I have a question about peas. my boy hates him (you are supposed to use sweet peas right?

TrailMix 05-31-2006 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by SallyK View Post

I made all of my son's baby food. It was such fun to do!

I suggest getting the book "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron. It was like my bible when my son was little. I still refer to it sometimes, even though he's 4 now.



Yup, we used the Ruth Yaron book, too. It is completely tattered and stained now from overuse.



As far as the peas...are you using a food mill or strainer? A lot of babies don't like the gritty texture of the peas if they haven't been food milled or strained. The grit comes from the tougher skins. The food mill was my best friend when I made food for my two daughters. I miss it!

ElliottsMom 05-31-2006 10:49 AM

I think I'll check out the food mill. I was just using a mini processor

aliciam712 05-31-2006 10:57 AM

we're making most of anna's baby food...

it's so easy!! we just puree whatever and then put it in ice cube trays and freeze it...and then you just get out whatever portion you need, when you need it.



we also occasionally buy a jar of organic baby food as a starter/tester...



we're getting ready to move to stage 2 foods & i was wondering what combinations were good & went over well with others babies...

any suggestions would be great!!

*AHIMSA* 05-31-2006 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by ElliottsMom View Post

I've been making little elliott's baby food for about a month now (except carrots because I heard you can't make it for some reason). Just wondering how the rest of the world feeds their youngins

There was no option for making organic baby food and occasionally using organic baby food



For the record, I made my own baby food (even carrots). I am so curious as to where you heard such an odd thing as that and what the reasoning was behind it.

ElliottsMom 05-31-2006 06:27 PM

sorry I did not think to add using organic fruits/veggies. but that is what I use as well. there is a link on the first page about the nitrates in carrotts (thanks again). well so far elliott has had peas , apples, carrotts, papaya, and rice cereal. we are getting ready to try sweet potatoes and bananas next week.

ps my husband is joining me on the fight to raise a vegan child (minus breastmilk.) soon I hope he will follow.

mommyof1 05-31-2006 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ElliottsMom View Post


ps my husband is joining me on the fight to raise a vegan child (minus breastmilk.) soon I hope he will follow.



You mean that your child doesn't get breastmilk, or does?? Breastmilk is most certainly vegan! It comes from YOU and is the way it's supposed to be!!




ElliottsMom 06-01-2006 01:20 PM

Oh he does get breastmilk. I assumed it wasn't vegan being dairy

Keelin 06-01-2006 02:23 PM

^ It's not dairy, silly ;D Dairy implies it comes from a cow, which I'm quite sure you're not. Breastfeeding= the way to go!

ElliottsMom 06-01-2006 04:02 PM

Oh really I honestly didn't know. I thought I was a cow when I was pregnant though.

GhostUser 06-01-2006 07:14 PM





i don't know though, isn't goat milk/cheese dairy? maybe not, i guess??

ElliottsMom 06-01-2006 09:38 PM

that's what I thought too. you know anything milk related. I could very much be wrong but I'm too tired to look it up.

Katieq 06-02-2006 04:13 PM

"Dairy products are generally defined as foodstuffs produced from milk. A production plant for such processing is called a dairy. Raw milk for processing generally comes from cows, but occasionally from other mammals such as goats, sheep, water buffalo, yaks, or horses." source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dairy_product



I think the point is getting dairy products from another animal is not vegan. Breastmilk from yourself is vegan. Being vegan means not using or consuming animal products, and the point is to reduce suffering and cruelty to animals. Furthermore, breastmilk has been proved countless times to be much more beneficial to infants than anything else you cen feed them. So not only is breastmilk certainly vegan, it's the best thing you can give to your baby. Hope this clears things up.

ElliottsMom 06-02-2006 08:01 PM

gotta love wikipedia. I gave the little guy sweet potatoes today and he loooved it. think I might do bananas next.


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