I want to make my own baby food!

I want to make my own baby food!

Joined: November 19th, 2007, 4:23 am

March 28th, 2012, 6:03 pm #1

I know there is a food processor just for baby food yay comes with storage containers and such but can't remember the brand name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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March 28th, 2012, 6:26 pm #2

I too plan to make baby food, but am not there yet!
I know this product has been discussed, so it won't be long before those in the know respond.
I think I will plan to use my regular food processor, as I hear the Beaba only makes small batches.
Good luck....let us know any tips you come up with!!

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Joined: July 23rd, 2008, 6:49 am

March 28th, 2012, 6:28 pm #3

I know there is a food processor just for baby food yay comes with storage containers and such but can't remember the brand name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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It did not come with storage cups though.

I did use it but honestly, you really do not need one if you have a blender or food processor or a mini-processor (you just need one of these), and a pot with a steamer tray. I did not find it to be any more convenient than just using what was in my kitchen, and the BEABA can be $150 at some stores. It's a cute little appliance but really so unnecessary and you can spend that money on something more worthwhile.

If you use your own appliances for the job, you can make larger quantities to freeze. The BEABA had a very small steamer compartment which doubled as the chopping bowl.

If you want to get things really smooth like pureeing greenbeans or peas, you have to buy a sieve. I never bothered with that, but was disappointed to learn that my BEABA could not get those vegetables smooth enough to eat.

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March 28th, 2012, 6:34 pm #4

I know there is a food processor just for baby food yay comes with storage containers and such but can't remember the brand name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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I used a wand liquidizer, a metal sieve and little plastic pots that would go through the dishwasher intact. That's all. And I had a gourmet reputation with the other mums which they still laugh about! The phase went all too quickly for me, I loved all my little special meals for my LO. Mind you, we are making muffins together now so it's all good!
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March 28th, 2012, 6:57 pm #5

I know there is a food processor just for baby food yay comes with storage containers and such but can't remember the brand name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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however all you need is a small food processor.....I even use my blender at times. I'm making most of our twins baby food and it mainly comes from whatever we are eating. When they were small I would steam one kind of vegetable until soft and then just process it and store whatever they hadn't eaten into a small rubbermaid container.

Now that we have built up our food repetoire and our babies are 10 months they eat most of what we are eating...yesterday I made a lentil and vegetable soup...even with some herbs and they loved it when I just mashed it with a fork.

So I don't think you have to go out and buy a special baby food processor...and if you aren't sure what you want to feed them...recipe wise just google homemade baby food and you will get tons of ideas. You just need something to puree the food...to different levels based on their age and then to have a few small containers. I don't really like to freeze anything b/c I'm cooking for my family daily anyway so the girls just get fresh food but some people even freeze the pureed food in ice cube trays and then bag it.


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March 28th, 2012, 7:25 pm #6

I know there is a food processor just for baby food yay comes with storage containers and such but can't remember the brand name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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Does it steam the food or no?



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March 28th, 2012, 8:46 pm #7

I know there is a food processor just for baby food yay comes with storage containers and such but can't remember the brand name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

scubagrl


I made food for both of my little ones. I found it very rewarding to make most everything.

A good food processor/blender/immersion blender does the trick. I have a vita mix blender, which was great.

I have seen the baby bullet, but if you have a good food processor, I wouldn't bother with buying it.

Have fun!


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March 28th, 2012, 8:47 pm #8

I know there is a food processor just for baby food yay comes with storage containers and such but can't remember the brand name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

scubagrl


What is a sieve? And I don't really know how to steam things....you mention a certain kind of pot? I DO know who to cook, but it's not one of my favorite things to do, and I certainly am not gourmet! Am I crazy to want to make my own baby food?


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March 28th, 2012, 10:19 pm #9

Does it steam the food or no?



containers...you mix the food and then store it away...but I don't have one personally. You would have to steam the food first before it goes in the bullet...I guess the name comes from the fact that it looks like a little bullet capsule over a grinder/processor.

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March 28th, 2012, 10:33 pm #10

What is a sieve? And I don't really know how to steam things....you mention a certain kind of pot? I DO know who to cook, but it's not one of my favorite things to do, and I certainly am not gourmet! Am I crazy to want to make my own baby food?


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If you go to Target or any kitchen supply store, just ask for a metal vegetable steamer. It's a small collapsible metal thingie that sits down into any pot. You need a pot with a lid. You fill the pot with about an inch or two of water, then put the metal steamer in it and it should unfold so it rests against the pot all the way around. You should not see water above the level of the steamer - in other words, water should not be touching the vegetables. Then put in your chopped veggies, put the lid on, and place on a burner over low heat for about 5 to 10 minutes to steam. Potatoes and yams will take longer to steam than something like zucchini and broccoli, so you have to learn by trial and error. Just watch. You don't want to overcook things but you do want them to be soft so they will blend better.

A sieve is a device that you push mashed food through and it allows the food to go through but not the skins of that food. So for peas or green beans, it would let the insides go through but would stop the skins, which are tougher.

You need something powerful to blend with. A regular blender will do in a pinch but a Vitamix is best, or, something like this "bullet" mentioned above or a mini-processor.

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