Homemade Baby Food

Posted on October 6, 2010

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My little man has decided he is waiting NO longer to partake of solid foods with us at mealtime.  I tried to persuade him that his “mommy milk” is all he needs, but he is convinced (and persuaded us loudly) that he, with all 2 of his teeth, is ready to take on the wide world of solid foods in addition to having his “mommy milk.’  So, homemaking baby food again, here I come!

I used to have a nifty little homemade baby food mill like this one.

When my first two babies began eating solids, I would simply puree whatever we were having at meal time for each of them.  A handy tip:  keep your mill on the counter top near the stove.

I also followed Ruth Yaron’s Super Baby Food guide and cookbook nearly to a T.  Check out her recipe page.  Her simple instructions on using a fork, bowl and an organic banana, that is probably already hanging on your banana tree, (instead of spending a ton of money on jarred baby food bananas) makes you think,  “Duh, yeah, making homemade baby food IS simple!”

Our pediatrician has also given me an updated list of baby’s first foods.  This list is based on four different studies of what babies should eat to strengthen their immune systems and to prevent allergies due to our current environmental conditions.

This week my sweet little baby boy enjoyed organic whole grain (oat, spelt and barley) cereal with thawed organic blackberries mashed and mixed into his morning cereal bowl.  Oh, what a happy boy!  After reading Super Baby Food‘s recipe page again, I remembered that after he finishes this box of organic cereal, I can make my own!

Here is a list of the brand new suggested first foods my baby is eating this month.  We’ll add more suggested foods when he turns 9 months old.

  • Applesauce
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli (cooked and blended)
  • Carrots (cooked and mashed)
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Prunes
  • Sprouts
  • Yams