Friday, June 3, 2011

Baby's First Food: List of Adorable&Practical Things We Are Using

Ever took her first bites of food last week, an organic vegetable. So I decided that for the first time I'd try making baby food! With the other three we fed them organic jarred foods until they began eating our meals, but I'd really like to make ee's foods myself if I can manage to fit it in the schedule. I started with the glass food containers here, Wean Green Glass Baby Food Containers (Set of 4) (Multi Color) Since Lola was born we have used as little as plastic as possible, and I knew I definitely wanted to use glass with Ever too. Even though most products are BPA free these days, there is still a host of chemicals that leech out of plastics, especially when they are heated up. These are adorable and practical. Perfect!






















I picked this bib from
Alliecraftwhich has one of my favorite all time styles of black ink illustration filled in with color. I can wash it and it spot cleans pretty well. I'll probably purchase a few more and rotate them.























And then, my coworker and friend Cathy gave us this KitchenAid KHB100OB Hand Blender, Onyx Black!!! I feel like a huge dork for being so excited over a kitchen appliance but this thing is awesome. It's pretty to look at, very modern, and extremely efficient. (Cathy has scored a place in my heart forever, not because she bought us a blender haha but because she is wonderful with Ever every day at work- loving, sweet, as cuddly and patient and attentive to her as if she were her own Grandma. )























So now all that is left to do is make food! I'm steaming and blending this weekend, and hopefully Ever will dig it. ee and I have been makin out and snuggling and grinning at each other the whole time I wrote this post :) She says hi :)
Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

OOoh. I made sweet potatoes for sam. And peas with mashed potatoes... and carrots. It was so much fun. I have some months to go before Annie is ready for this, so I'll live through you. Post up some pics of EE eating the food. Those are always cute.

Darcy said...

I love making Dax his baby food!!! I am in love with two books that provide recipes that he ADORES: "Baby Love: Healthy, Delicious Meals etc..." and "Cooking for Baby"
They. Are. Amazing. Dax is 8 months and been eating these EASY recipes since he was 6 months old. I'm jealous of his diet it's so good :-)! Good for you and what a lucky little girl Ever is.

silverfinofhope said...

I have a similar wand type thing... love making whipped cream with it.

I love it when babies start eating food...the silly, surprised, disgusted, baffled, and bamboozled faces they make are priceless.

liverwortlaura said...

Seems like a great way to just do tons of vegetables for everyone! My mom told me she never bothered making things specially for me as a baby, but would just mash or puree whatever everyone else was having. YUM!

clearness said...

You. Are. Awesome.

Laura said...

You should try feeding her egg yolks! An excerpt from an article... "Egg yolks supply cholesterol, which is needed for mental development. Babies need lots of fats. Organic, cage-free chicken's egg will also contain omega-3 fatty acids that stimulate brain development. Feeding your baby one egg yolk every day from the age of five or six months will provide these essential nutrients, as well as vitamin A and amino acids." Plus they usually love them and they are easy to eat and keep them satisfied and full for a long time :)

Ms. Moon said...

It's not hard, darling. Cook a sweet potato and mash some with a fork. Bananas are the easiest. Whatever vegetables you make for your family- mash 'em up and let Ever eat with you. My babies got food from my plate, my mouth. It all works out.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I haven't bought baby food for the last 3 little ones here. It actually just became more practical to make the food. Bananas, avocado, applesauce...we keep it simple. Thanks for your insight into the plastics. I have to admit, my oldest daughter has an attachment to a certain "sippy" type cup that is plastic and I can't seem to get her away from it...
p.s. tell ee we said "hi!" too. :)

Middle Child said...

Beets Farex

Loredana said...

I wasn't able to breastfeed so I felt HORRIBLE about it for a long time. So when i realized i could make her baby food I thought i could somehow redeem myself (stupid thoughts I know). She's almost a year now and i'm still making her her own food. I LOVE IT! I love experimenting with different foods and she seems to love it too. I got the Beaba and it's been great. Although now since she's eating more of our food I rarely use it. However it comes in handy when all you're doing is steaming and pureeing and then freezing.

At least you know what's in the food. I used the site 'wholesomebabyfood.com' a lot for ideas.

Have fun!!

S.A. said...

I basically second Loredana's comment.
Love wholesomebabyfood.com, and the Beaba.
I made all of my doodlebug's food. It was not difficult, nor time consuming. In the beginning I would make big batches and freeze little portions in containers, which was so easy. When his diet became more varied, I would just steam until soft whatever we were eating.

Mwa said...

I plan to do the same for every baby - and I think perhaps with a fourth I might, but then I think we're done now. Charlie's now nine months, though, so he's eating lots of things off our plates which is lovely. Yesterday he had his first bits of pancake and waffle - huge success!

Maggie May said...

Lola and I made sweet potatoes for dinner and used the Kitchenaid to blend a bunch for ee!

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