Homemade Baby Food: How To Get Started

Do you want to make homemade baby food to help save some money? Read below how you can get started!

Homemade Baby Food: tips to get you started

Introducing solids is both fun for your and your baby. It is exciting to see their reactions and helping them reach their next milestone. Making homemade baby food is simple. You can either make it while you are cooking your meals so that your baby can eat the same foods as you {as long as they are approved to} or you can spend an hour so that you can stock-up your freezer with baby foods for a long period of time.

 

Homemade Baby Food Perks:

  • Control portion sizes
  • Ingredients and flavors
  • Nutrition
  • Save Money
  • Make your own recipes

If your child is ready for you to introduce solids then read our tips below to help you get started making your own homemade baby food.

How To Make Your Own Homemade Baby Food:

If you are just getting started, there are a few different ways that you can make the baby food. Before you start to prepare the food, please make sure that all food is properly cleaned, cooked and stored. This will help reduce contamination and food-borne illnesses. You want to follow the same practices you would for your own food.

You can steam, boil or bake the baby food.

Bake – to bake food for your baby all you need to do is place the vegetable, fruit or meat onto a baking sheet or baking dish and bake for the desired amount of time.

Homemade Baby Food: tips to get you started

Steam – when you steam baby food you need to have a steamer basket and a saucepan. Pour water into the bottom of the saucepan and put the steamer basket on top. You can then add the food and cover. Allow the water to boil and cook food throughly. You can tell by the consistency when it is done. If it is soft and you can easily poke with a fork.

Boil – boiling baby food is simple. You boil the food just like any other food that needs to be boiled.

Now that you have cooked the baby food you will need to puree it for your baby. There are a variety of blenders and food processors that you can use to puree the baby food. I use a simple food processor that we received when we got married, but you can use a blender, hand mixer, baby bullet or any other food processor on the market.

Homemade Baby Food: tips to get you started

To puree the baby food you can cut the food into smaller pieces before adding them to the food processor. I like to add water to make sure the homemade baby food us runny and the perfect consistency for my son.

Homemade Baby Food: tips to get you started

Depending on the age of your baby you want to make sure the food is not too thick or has any chunks of leftover food in it when you serve it to your child. Also, you can add formula or breastmilk to the food to make it thinner.

Homemade Baby Food: tips to get you started

Once you have made the baby food you will need to make sure you properly store the baby food either in the refrigerator or freezer.

You can make our Butternut Squash Baby Food Recipe, banana baby food recipe, or our sweet potatoes baby food.

Also check out:

Planning A Staycation With Your New Baby

Top 10 Must Have Baby Items

What To Pack In A Diaper Bag

Preserving Baby Memories

Make sure you checkout the Frugal Fanatic Facebook page and follow us on Pinterest for DIY projects, recipes, money saving tips and more.

This Post Has 2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge