Hello and welcome to my blog about homemade baby food. The purpose of this blog is to help other moms (and dads) realize all the benefits of making baby food at home. It is really easy and doesn't take that much extra time, and it's a great way to give your baby the vitamins and nutrients that he deserves. The nutritional benefits are HUGE!. Although most baby food sold in the stores are free of fillers, extra sugar and salt, they still are packaged and somehow preserved to extend shelf life...in my opinion that has to do something to the nutritional value. Also if you are breast feeding or pumping, it is a great way to incorporate extra breast milk into your baby's diet. The other biggie is cost. Now I know that store bought baby food is pretty cheap but it really adds up especially once your baby is eating 3 containers per day! My baby (Dylan) is 8 months and he eats all the veggies that we eat and it really doesn't add anything to the weekly grocery budget.
Anyway I hope that this blog will morph into a platform to share recipes and ideas related to making baby food at home. I hope that it will inspire parents to try steaming and pureeing their own fruits and veggies for their babies. I also hope that it creates a discussion board for products and ideas that will make all of our lives a little easier when it comes to giving our babies a healthy and nutritious start...before they start crying for french fries and hamburgers!