by milesymommy (336 Posts), Thu Jan 07, 2010 03:04 pm
Wow! I can say I've never seen that before.
I made a lot of Miles' baby food, with working. I used the recipes from www.wholesomebabyfood.com . I can say it really wasn't that hard. Most of my time spent was cleaning and peeling - and that's nothing that a machine can do for you. I just used regular pots to cook stuff in, and either a blender or mixer for pureeing it. Blenders create a different consistency than mixers, but mixers can't always get it fine enough, depending on the food. I just used small containers and then froze a lot of it. I'd take it out of the freezer the night before I would be using it and placed it in the fridge. Never needed to use anything to defrost the baby food that way.
I can also say I won't be doing it with Josh. It is time consuming, and with two I just don't have the time. I honestly don't think I saved much money. A two pack of gerber organic peas is only .88 where I am. I think the only thing I could make cheaper with minimal effort was mashed sweet potatoes.
I'm not trying to dissuade you - I enjoyed the experience and can say I did it. I'm just saying there may not be a cost savings. You may want to hold off buying this and trying without an expensive maker because making baby food is really simple, even without an expensive machine.
If you buy it, look at buy buy baby and use a 20% bed bath and beyond coupon to save some money...