Five Reasons For Preparing Your Own Baby Food

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Here are 5 good reasons to start preparing your own baby food, as opposed to buying it in the store

Baby FeedingHere are 5 good reasons to start preparing your own baby food, as opposed to
buying it in the store.
  1. IT’S HEALTHIER AND MORE NUTRITIOUS Commercial baby foods contain additional fat, salt, sugar, fillers or other
    ingredients that are completely unnecessary (and often inappropriate) to your
    baby’s diet. These additives are an attempt to add flavor, texture and bulk to
    poor-quality products. They contribute nothing at all to your baby’s health or
    well-being. By preparing the food yourself, you can be sure that your baby is
    getting exactly what his/her little body needs - and nothing that it doesn’t.


  2. YOU’RE IN CONTROL By preparing your baby’s food yourself, you know exactly what your baby is eating.
    When you prepare an apple sauce, you know he/she is getting fresh, pure apple
    and all the goodness it contains. However, when you buy apple-sauce at the store,
    you’d almost need a degree in nutrition just to decipher the list of ingredients.


  3. IT’S EASY Once you get started cooking for your baby, you’ll quickly realize just how
    easy it is. All you need is a food blender and some fresh ingredients to quickly
    prepare healthy, tasty, home-made meals for your little one. Furthermore, by making
    large amounts of his/her favorite meals in advance, and then freezing them for
    later, you’ll be able to serve up delicious, healthy meals in minutes — every
    day of the week.


  4. IT’S MUCH CHEAPER The prices that baby food manufacturers charge for their products is nothing
    short of scandalous and are in no way justifiable. The reason they can charge
    so much is because they’ve conditioned most parents to believe that they have
    no choice but to buy from them. By preparing your baby’s food yourself, you can
    avoid being a victim of this daylight robbery, and find yourself with extra cash
    to spend on all those other things that a growing baby needs.


  5. IT’S VERY GRATIFYING Watching your baby enjoy the meal you’ve just prepared for him/her is already
    a very gratifying experience. On top of that, however, you have the satisfaction
    and pride of knowing that you’re giving your child the gift of a healthy and nutritious
    diet - and saving yourself money as well.

    And finally…

    If all that weren’t enough, here’s another great reason to do it yourself: home-made
    baby food is much tastier than any commercial product. Delicious food is one of
    life’s great pleasures and your baby deserves to enjoy the rich flavor and texture
    of real home cooking just as much as you or I. After all, none of us would enjoy
    eating ‘TV Dinners’ morning, noon and night - and that goes for your baby too!

So, don’t put it off. Get started today. Your baby will thank you for it in more
ways than one.


About The Author

Nancy Miller is author of ‘How to Make Your Own Healthy Baby Food’ and a full-time
working mom. Visit Nancy’s website at 

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