Pros and Cons of Making Homemade Baby Food


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If you’re still unsure if preparing homemade baby food is right for you, allow me to share a few awesome advantages.

  • The process of making baby food at home is quite easy!
  • You can whip up large batches and store for later use.
  • Baby food can safely be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months!
  • You know exactly what you are putting into your little one’s mouth.
  • You have more options at your fingertips than you do buying prepackaged foods.
  • No preservatives
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • Making baby food is one of the best ways to save money on groceries.
  • You will not need a lot of kitchen appliances or materials as most recipes use raw, steamed or roasted foods.
  • Making your own baby food will help train your little one’s palate to be more accepting to veggies and family meals.

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The disadvantages of making baby food are:

  • It’s more time consuming.
  • It’ll take up some space in your freezer.

 

Pros and Cons of Buying Baby Food


You should also consider these disadvantages associated with prepackaged commercial foods.

  • Commercial baby food is cooked at very high temperatures to obtain a longer shelf life, depleting it of nutrients.
  • Many commercial baby foods contain a lot of sugar and fructose corn syrup.
  • Once your baby gets accustomed to the taste of processed sugar, salt and fat it could be difficult to get them back to eating healthy fresh foods.
  • Prepackaged food is expensive for the amount you get.
  • The taste is altered.

The advantages of buying baby food are:

  • It’s convenient.
  • It’s easier to travel with.

I hope this gives you a little insight as to whether preparing homemade baby food is the direction you want to take. If you have decided that this is for you, congratulations on giving your little one a healthy and nutritious start! You made an excellent decision that will impact your baby’s life forever.
 

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