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lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" yes the jar stuff."


I literally never used the baby food in jar for one than like a day. none of my kids liked it and i didn't see the need to buy it or make them eat it when my breastmilk kept them VERY happy lol
when they had enough teeth i would feed them other foods that are safe for the age and that they could chew up. (soft solids)

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16286 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:" baby led weaning? "


Oh okay.



Well breastfed kids do not need solid foods until they are a year old anything before that is just for practice.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" !! This is really embarrassing but I actually thought the jar baby food was majorly different than table food and didn't think it was safe to just mash up the food I was eating :oops: "

the only difference is that the jarred stuff is supposed to be more bland (less sugar or salt) so your baby's taste buds aren't getting overloaded. but unless you're feeding them really outrageously spicy or salty stuff to start off with it doesn't really matter.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
2nd Apr '13

The company's purpose is probably to make money. The purpose of the actual food varies from parent to parent. Some use it as a filler (tisk, tisk), some use it to avoid choking on something more solid, and some don't know any better. But yes, I think they're unnecessary for most babies.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA*:" the only difference is that the jarred stuff is supposed to be more bland (less sugar or salt) so your ... [snip!] ... overloaded. but unless you're feeding them really outrageously spicy or salty stuff to start off with it doesn't really matter."

Yeah I learned quick after DD lol

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20019 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" The company's purpose is probably to make money. The purpose of the actual food varies from parent to ... [snip!] ... avoid choking on something more solid, and some don't know any better. But yes, I think they're unnecessary for most babies. "

that's how it was meant. for the companies its about money.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" that's how it was meant. for the companies its about money."

I think if you have a business (successful at that) and it's not about the money to you then you probably shouldn't be in business. It might start out meaning something more to them but in the end, everyone has bills they need to pay.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20019 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I think if you have a business (successful at that) and it's not about the money to you then you probably ... [snip!] ... be in business. It might start out meaning something more to them but in the end, everyone has bills they need to pay. "

it wasn't a bashing comment. just an opinion.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" it wasn't a bashing comment. just an opinion."

I know, I wasn't trying to be rude..sorry if it came across that way. That's just how I feel.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20019 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I know, I wasn't trying to be rude..sorry if it came across that way. That's just how I feel. "

oh no, just didn't want anyone thinking i was bashing.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23055 posts
2nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LA REINA

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23055 posts
2nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Draco'sStalker:</b>" "there really is no point to baby food (purees). they were made for the purpose of making money." and go!"</blockquote>




There purpose was and is to meet a need for convenience. People are willing to pay for it **shrugs**

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Apr '13

I think it's just a convenience thing. It doesn't seem necessary to me. I made purees for my daughter but she was never really interested in them. By the time I was giving her baby food, she was able to eat whole soft fruits, like peaches, which she preferred much more.

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
2nd Apr '13

I don't think that they are absolutely necessary for everyone, but they help those parents or guardians that don't understand how to feed a baby. They can help those parents that would be perfectly fine feeding their kids mushed up French fries all the time.



Honestly, when my kids were infants, I never even thought of making my own baby food. I assumed I didn't know enough. Now, I wish I had. But, there are a lot of things I would go back and do differently if I could.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20019 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Bangtail:" I don't think that they are absolutely necessary for everyone, but they help those parents or guardians ... [snip!] ... assumed I didn't know enough. Now, I wish I had. But, there are a lot of things I would go back and do differently if I could."

i'm glad i've learned what i have with DD before having another. i used the purees for the longest (also made my own at times). i wish i had started her on food sooner but with only 3 teeth at 10 months, still makes me nervous at times...