Made: Homemade Baby Food

This happens to be so ridiculously easy that even I can do it. AND it almost qualifies as cooking. Ha!These are sweet potato and applesauce baby purees. I used instructions from wholesomebabyfood.com to produce a week’s supply. Both happen to be a staple now in our house as they are both things which Elliot will reliably wolf down without coaxing.

A few issues of concern: I’m not sure which type of plastic the ice-cube tray I’m using is made of. Recently I’ve turned the laser-eye on all of the plastics in our house to try and get rid of ones that leach plasticizers, but it’s difficult when things aren’t labeled. I know it’s probably best just to toss them and buy BPA-free trays like these. Sigh. Another issue: Is it safe to wash baby food jars and use them to store frozen purees in? As I currently have a readership of zero, I’m guessing my comments section won’t fill up with answers and suggestions. Oh well.

In other get-excited-about-puree news, I’m really looking forward to reading this recipe book by Jessica Seinfeld:
It’s on my Christmas list.

8 thoughts on “Made: Homemade Baby Food

  1. Hi there! Found your blog while stumbling and saw you had referencd my site. Thanks! I’m glad the homemade baby food has worked out well πŸ™‚

    It’s late I know but, freezing in old baby food jars is NOT a good thing. There are glass jars that are manufactured for freezing – Ball is one maker that I love! They have 4 oz. canning jar that are freezable!

    Anyway, LOVE your crafting, esp. the little chicken booties! If you ever get to selling your beautiful work, I’d love to give you a plug on my site!

    Maggie
    maggie@wholesomebabyfood.com

  2. Make that two readers. Hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?

    I wish I could help you out with the baby food dilemma, but I won’t be there for a few more months myself. Sorry…

  3. I wandered over here after reading Elli’s post about your blog. I’m drooling over all your beautiful sewing. I just wanted to comment here to say that freezing puree in old baby food jars is not safe, as it sounds like you suspected. I just did the ice cube tray method or used small canning jars that are safe for freezing. Making homemade baby food is fun and easy, isn’t it! (Tastes better too!)

    Hmmm. So now you have a readership of what, 4? *grin*

  4. http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/

    I find this site helpful when I have a question whether something is safe to canned or I have to freeze it. Perhaps they have a section on baby food which could answer some of your questions.I like that it’s backed by university studies and it’s saved me from possibly mis-canning serveral times :}

  5. Hello πŸ™‚ I realize these posts are from a long time ago, but this is my first time to this website πŸ™‚ I’m a new Mom and I am discovering homemade baby food ideas and the harmful plastics out there. My advice: Get rid of all plastics as it is my understanding that they all have toxins even though BPA is getting the most publicity. I’m currently attempting this in my own home and, although challenging, I think it will be best to use glass. I will either give away my plastics at http://www.freecycle.org/search or recycle them. Regarding jarring baby food, Ball has a recipe under freezing and ‘Baby’ that is so simple for using their glass can or freeze jars for baby food. I think I’ll try this!…now…onto my search for a non microwave approach to safely thawing frozen baby foods. πŸ™‚

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