Naahh I dont think so.
I just started Juliet on solids sometime last month. I already did fruits and some veggies. Now we have moved on and have made meals.
I know people flip out, but knock on wood my kids have never been sick before 1. (Tylers first cold was when he turned 17 months). No earcaches,colic, colds, diahrrea, no nothing. They have an amazing immune system and I seriouslly think it comes from the nutrients they get from real food. It would be very easy to just pay 89 cents and give them some baby food. Open warm and I am done. Well it wouldnt be easy if that caused me to spend hours in the middle of the night trying to console a sick kid. And making baby food is a piece of cake. I think the fact that people dont know how easy it can be is what drives them to just buy the little jars and be done with it. Anything that you can buy in a jar you can make it at home. It wont take longer than 30 minutes and you can even do it and freeze it. Piece of cake.
My baby food stress comes from my parents. By 4 months old I was drinking goat milk and eating mashed black beans with meat and veggies. I have an amazing immune system and heal very well.
So anywyas, my father is such a nut that when I had moved back to Texas with Tyler while Scotty was deployed, I complained I was soo tired that night and didnt feel like cooking. Well the next morning Fedex delivers a box. Inside it was a bunch of pyrex filled with baby food he had cooked the night before and shipped it to me on dry ice.
That right there is believing in a cause..lol. I guess he was afraid since I hadnt made Ty any food, I would give him baby food. And to him that is poison..lol.
So anyways, while he was here he made Juliet's first real meal and left about 10 little glass pyrex containers in my freezer for her.
This one he cooked some meat with just water in a pressure cooker, after it started beeping (meaning it was pressurized and the meat was pretty much cooked), he opened up added some sweet potato, carrots, regular potato and some spinach. And let it cook for another 5 minutes or so. Meats cook a lot slower so that is why we cook the meat first then add the veggies later. You can even do it in a crock pot if you feel like it. We put no seasoning because babies just dont need it. Earlier in the day he had cooked some black beans, so after the meat and veggies were cooked, he added some of the black beans liquid and threw it all in a blender.
She ate a whole little pyrex dish. She was in love with it. So much more nutritious and better tasting than just those baby food. And easy to make.
The other dish he made is cooked some pasta, then veggies (a ton of it), and after it was done, he just threw it all in the blender again (she still has no teeth so it goes in the blender, after a couple teeth show up, it will go in the processor and after we get even more teeth in, it will just be mashed/cut up). And put them in the pyrex little dishes.
Ju now got 2 different dishes to choose from.
So her menu looks like this:
Morning is half a bottle, and some mashed banana or any other fruit mashed up. Sometimes is oatmeal.
Then the rest of the bottle.
She then gets lunch (half of one of the food we already cooked up for her and a bottle).
The afternoon is either yogurt, pudding, another fruit, or whatever else and bottle.
Dinner is another of the meals we cooked up and a bottle and bath.
She is one happy baby. Just check it out for yourself :)
SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG
A DELICIOUS BATH (THANK YOU SOO MUCH MELISSA FOR TELLING ME ABOUT THAT BATH PILLOW. I CAN TAKE PICTURES, ANSWER THE PHONE AND DO WHATEVER I WANT WITHOUT THE FEAR OF MY DAUGHTER DROWNING. IF IT WASNT FOR THIS BATH PILLOW, MY KIDS WOULDNT BATHE UNTIL THEY WERE ABLE TO SIT UP BECAUSE I DONT HAVE THE COORDINATION TO GIVE A BABY A BATH IN A TUB..LOL
A LITTLE BIT OF WATER TO WASH IT DOWN
YUMMY FOOD MAKE IT FOR ONE HAPPY BABY :)