Monday, April 2, 2012

Mama Says: Makin' Baby Food

Until I actually get pregnant, I didn't have strong feelings either way about breastfeeding, organic food or making my baby's food. Once I became pregnant and found out I was having twins, I ended up with very strong feelings about all three.

Of course, I made the decision to breastfeed because it's better for the baby, but I became very strongly tied to the idea because it's cheaper.  Having two babies to care for on one full time and one part-time salary made breastfeeding a no-brainer. I was (silently) freaking out about how we would afford two babies. I didn't come to the conclusion to feed organic and make my own baby food until after the Bambinos were born.

I remember hearing a bit about other bloggers making their own baby food so I looked into it. I read somewhere that the reason baby food has such a  long shelf life is because they heat it up so hot that no bacteria or other bad stuff can survive in the jar. If that's the case, how could the good stuff survive too? Wanting to do what's best for my babies, I toyed with the idea of making my own food.

And then an infomercial got me. I was up for a midnight or 4:30am feeding and saw the magic of the Baby Bullet. They were having a special where you got two Baby Bullets and some extra food containers for $40. I had a friend who had a baby girl one month after me so we split the cost and the products. Essentially, we got two for one.

The first time I decided to make food, I spent $15 and
 It was surprisingly easy, and doesn't take a ton of time. It probably took me two hours all together because I try and make a bunch of food at once. Each of those little containers are 2oz each and the ice cube trays are 1oz each cube. So for $15 I made roughly 46+ oz of food. 

Usually, $15 got me this much
 24 ounces

My intention was to actually tell you some of my tips and tricks, but that will have to wait until next week, this post is long enough already.

5 comments:

  1. I am so glad I decided to make all of Lily's food. It is so easy and so cheap! I made a bit for Lexie 5 years ago, before it got popular, but was determined to make all of the food this time!

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  2. Love this post! Can't wait to read more about your experience with it. I've been reading about Baby Lead Weaning (which basically skips purees) and trying to decide what we'll do with Reid I will def make his baby food if we go that route! I hope you'll post more about what all you make!

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  3. Love this post! Can't wait to read more about your experience with it. I've been reading about Baby Lead Weaning (which basically skips purees) and trying to decide what we'll do with Reid I will def make his baby food if we go that route! I hope you'll post more about what all you make!

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  4. I def want to make baby food - it looks so easy? I hope there will be enough time when that day comes. I def want the product you bought! :)

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  5. LOL on the last sentence! ha! I always THOUGHT about making food and never got around to it....ah well.

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