Making Babyfood

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I have never made my own baby food, but it is an excellent idea. My friends who do so highly recommend this site, so I thought I would share it:

This site is also helpful for general questions about solid foods.


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. bradysmom
    August 1, 2008 / 5:36 PM

    Does anyone have any suggestions on pureeing baby food? For example – I first gave my 6mo store-bought organic sweet potatoes. Last night I made my own, and he will not eat them because of the consistency. I can’t get them to be as smooth as the store bought ones!

  2. bethers21
    August 2, 2008 / 6:50 PM

    Add a little bit of water. You can do it before or after you freeze. You could also add some milk after you defrost it. Sometimes I use a more “watery” vegetable like squash to mix with it, but that might not water it down enough. I bake mine for a long time so they’re super soft. Boiling them might also keep some extra moisture in them. I would not try peas. I couldn’t even get them so they were pureed by any standard.

  3. Plowmanators
    August 3, 2008 / 10:52 PM

    Thanks bethers. I would say you need to really document what you do to make it and find the right consistency for his taste.

  4. bradysmom
    August 6, 2008 / 3:20 PM

    Thank you! I think I need to cook them longer, before I puree. Last night I also tried running the food processor for about 15 minutes, and that was a little better.Thanks!

  5. Salina
    February 16, 2009 / 9:34 PM

    Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron is also a wonderful excellent resource. I’m still making the Super Baby Porridge recipe for my 22 month old’s “super” breakfast.

  6. Plowmanators
    February 19, 2009 / 2:17 PM

    Thanks Salina! I have this book referenced in several parts of the site. It will now be added to this one with your comment 🙂

  7. Meg
    March 19, 2009 / 3:18 PM

    Hi Valerie,Thanks for visiting my blog! I also have a really great book that I use, it's called Feeding your baby & toddler by Annabel Karmel. It's just fantastic, it not only covers purees but also has recipes for older children too. They're so nice that I often make myself things from it!She has a website too

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