Wednesday, April 10, 2013

LMG: Baby Food

So there's a huge industry making baby food. And another industry selling items to make and store "healthier" baby food (steamers, processors, fancy ice cube trays for storage, etc.). I'm here to tell you that babies need none of these things (or at least not very much). Here's a short list of what a baby can eat that you can make in seconds. 
  • Steam in the bag veggies
  • Applesauce
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ripe bananas
  • Tiny pieces of bread
  • Baked or mashed potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
  • Avocados
  • When the baby gets a few teeth: sliced cheese, small veggies like peas, tortillas, cheerios, noodles, eggs, small pieces of basically whatever you're eating
See? Save yourself some money and hassle. I bought one box of rice cereal, and I've bought I think two small containers of baby food for travel. There's so much false hysteria in the baby industry - that doesn't mean you have to buy into it. 

1 comment:

  1. OMG I love you. :)

    Disclaimer: I don't have kids. I have godsons (who are now grown) and plenty of honorary nieces and nephews. So my point of view is based on that of a child-free person who loves kids and babies. (Seriously, I'm the first person to ask if I can hold the baby at a get together!)

    But what is it with parents who need all this fancy stuff to feed a baby. Boil some damn carrots and mush them up with a fork. Cook some oatmeal until it's mushy. Smush up a banana. I mean I get that sometimes convenience helps but how convenient is it to buy a special blender to blend baby food, and then have to take it apart and wash it every time you use it? What's wrong with a little boiling water, a fork, and a tupperware container in the fridge?