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Pamela Cathey 2 kids; California 142 posts
27th May '12

what does everyone use to puree? I jar fed my first and this time I'm really interested in making his food! Will start food in about a month give or take ;) I've been doing a little reading on that whole food site, but I like discussions much better ;)



Thanks!!

Chelsea's Mum 1 child; British Columbia 611 posts
27th May '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea's Mum:</b>" Doesn't really matter what colour you ... [snip!] ... use carrots bc of the nitrates but can I feed her the water that I steamed the fruit and veggies in? Instead of plain water."


Just wash the veggies with water and a scrubby (keep the scrubby just for your baby's food). You can use the water you boiled the veggies in when you puree if you want. I've never heard of just feeding the water to your baby but I guess I don't see anything wrong with it. Sounds weird though!! lol.

Chelsea's Mum 1 child; British Columbia 611 posts
27th May '12
Quoting Pamela Cathey:" what does everyone use to puree? I jar fed my first and this time I'm really interested in making his ... [snip!] ... month give or take ;) I've been doing a little reading on that whole food site, but I like discussions much better ;) Thanks!!"


We use our kitchenaid mixer with the grinder/puree attachment. I've also used a blender for a mushier (is that a word?) puree. Ive heard great things about the bullet (or baby bullet) but never used one myself.

MamaYeaton 4 kids; Florida 606 posts
29th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Snickles:</b>" When you are making your own baby food, and are on wic, will they give you coupons for the fresh veggies instead of jar baby food? "</blockquote>.
I get a veggie voucher ...

Snickles 4 kids; California 3071 posts
29th May '12
Quoting MamaYeaton:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Snickles:</b>" When you are making your own baby food, and are ... [snip!] ... will they give you coupons for the fresh veggies instead of jar baby food? "</blockquote>. I get a veggie voucher ..."


Thats what I thought, I went and picked up my coupons and they had baby food on them, so I asked the lady if there was any way to do this different and she had no idea and I told her I wasn't going to use the jars so if took them it would be taking from someone else. She then told me I had to talk to the dietician, who was busy so I have to make an appt and go back, I told them originally that I was going to make his food, but they must not have put that in the computer

Ace of Bace 1 child; New Bern, North Carolina 1657 posts
29th May '12

When did you or when can you start adding fresh garlic to your baby's food?

MamaYeaton 4 kids; Florida 606 posts
29th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Snickles:</b>" Thats what I thought, I went and picked up my coupons and they had baby food on them, so I asked the ... [snip!] ... an appt and go back, I told them originally that I was going to make his food, but they must not have put that in the computer"</blockquote>




Mine isn't in place of baby food because we aren't there yet but I get a fruit/ veggie voucher for each of us one per month permperson on wic.. Since I BF I get wic still too.

rachiexo Due November 3 (girl); Kitchener, Ontario 41 posts
29th May '12
Quoting Chelsea's Mum:" Just wash the veggies with water and a scrubby (keep the scrubby just for your baby's food). You can ... [snip!] ... never heard of just feeding the water to your baby but I guess I don't see anything wrong with it. Sounds weird though!! lol."


dont use the carrot water, it has something in it thats harmful to babies!

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
29th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting bettybooploo:</b>" dont use the carrot water, it has something in it thats harmful to babies!"</blockquote>




Yea I heard the nitrates are bad.

Pamela Cathey 2 kids; California 142 posts
1st Jun '12

Getting my baby bullet next saturday SO EXCITED to get started! I'm ready to start making it, not ready to feed my son yet :( He turned 5 mo yesterday and so i guess i will start his cereal tomorrow. He seems ready. So i guess we are going to start this new adventure :) I will probably be on here often looking for advice. So hopefully we can liven this up a bit ;) ha ha so for all you baby chefs out there this is what is on my list:



veggie scrubber
strainer
baby bullet



what else do i need? and any certain kind of food strainer i should get? I feel dumb asking but I want to do this right the first time :)

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
2nd Jun '12
Quoting Pamela Cathey:" Getting my baby bullet next saturday SO EXCITED to get started! I'm ready to start making it, not ready ... [snip!] ... do i need? and any certain kind of food strainer i should get? I feel dumb asking but I want to do this right the first time :)"

you can also make little snack bars kinda like the gerber ones ill have to look back at my book but if youre interested i can give you the recipes :)

Pamela Cathey 2 kids; California 142 posts
5th Jun '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" you can also make little snack bars kinda like the gerber ones ill have to look back at my book but if youre interested i can give you the recipes :)" that would be amazing!!! thank you ! You can email any recipies you have direct to me at pamcathey@yahoo.com if you'd rather
Pamela Cathey 2 kids; California 142 posts
5th Jun '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" you can also make little snack bars kinda like the gerber ones ill have to look back at my book but if youre interested i can give you the recipes :)" that would be amazing!!! thank you ! You can email any recipies you have direct to me at pamcathey@yahoo.com if you'd rather
Froggy Celia 1 child; Minnesota 865 posts
15th Jun '12
Quoting Snickles:" When you are making your own baby food, and are on wic, will they give you coupons for the fresh veggies instead of jar baby food? "


WIC here in Minnesota gives you $10 worth of canned/frozen/fresh fruits/veggies. But that has nothing to do with the 'baby food' part. You don't have to get everything your WIC vouchers include.

Snickles 4 kids; California 3071 posts
17th Jun '12
Quoting Froggy Celia:" WIC here in Minnesota gives you $10 worth of canned/frozen/fresh fruits/veggies. But that has nothing to do with the 'baby food' part. You don't have to get everything your WIC vouchers include."


I get it for myself right now, and I have been using it for his food instead of for me lol, but I didn't know if maybe they would switch out the baby food for fresh veggies on his coupons.



I will find out soon though because I have to call tomorrow to make an appt to ask them about it. :)