I got the awesome Baby Brezza Baby Cook Food Maker for one of my baby showers and have been SO excited to use it! I've been tempted to try it out already but I don't think Ernest would appreciate pureed sweet potatoes as much as Autumn will. SO finally, the time has come for me to use it! I've been looking at different baby food websites and books to find different recipes, techniques, etc.
One of the first baby foods recommended is one grain cereals. I wanted to see if there was a homemade version of the store-bought infant cereal and of course, there is! Wholesome Baby Foods has some great recipes for homemade cereals using brown rice, whole grains and barley! They have some great variations using rice powder, whole rice, etc. and all are geared towards babies 4-6 months. This site is an all around great resource for all things feeding baby.
|Homemade baby rice cereal|
We just started this local farm-to-table program through Skarsgard Farms. We purchase a harvest box each week, choose which organic items we want and then they deliver it to our house each week. Seriously, how did I not know about this sooner?! For anyone who knows me, you know how much I HATE grocery shopping so this service is just amazing for us! What I love most about this program is the food is organic, regionally local and tastes great! Once I learned about it, I knew it would be perfect for feeding Autumn. I just put in my order yesterday and luckily pears, avocados and sweet potatoes were all options we'll have delivered tonight. Yes!!! I'm not a total organic snob, but the more I read, the better I feel it is for baby.
I've also ordered a few different homemade baby food cookbooks:
Some of the other gear we need to purchase (and some we already have):
|Munchkin fresh food feeder|
|Catch all those leftovers!|
|First stage spoons|
P.S. There is absolutely no judgement on those who do not make baby food, eat organic, etc. I'm sure it's not for everyone and I'm sure there will be times when we do use pre-packaged, non-organic food. This is just how I plan to approach feeding (at the moment).