Published : Thursday, 03 May 2012, 10:48 AM EDT
A few years back I remember hearing about those moms who make their own baby food. In my mind I pictured a hippy tree hugging mom concocting strange recipes in her kitchen and wondered who in the world has the time for that. Well, apparently I do because I’ve become one of those moms.
When I had my daughter Sophia almost six years ago, she was raised on Gerber baby food. That was my plan with Stella, until I became entranced with a Baby Bullet infomercial during one of those 3:00am feedings. Between my lack of sleep and the amazing sales pitch, I was suddenly convinced that I needed a Baby Bullet. The product claimed to make and store a week’s worth of baby food for less than $3.00 and I was going to put it to the test.
My mom was gracious enough to buy it for me and once Stella got the go-ahead from her pediatrician I was pumped to fire that baby up. On my first adventure in baby food making, Sophia was happy to be my assistant. Using two bananas and a little bit of water, we were able to make eight servings of food. Best of all, Stella loved it! Over the past two months, Stella has been treated to all-natural beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, carrots, peaches, pears, apples and cantaloupe.
What started as something that I was going to give a try, has had so many benefits. I’m not only saving a lot of money, I feel good about giving Stella fresh, all-natural fruits and veggies that haven’t sat on a grocery store shelf for months. For moms considering making their own baby food, you don’t even need to invest in the Baby Bullet – a high powered blender or food processor will do the trick as well.
I have to say that my assumptions about baby food making moms were all totally wrong. These days it’s extremely popular and not just something that granola moms are doing. It’s not time consuming at all, in fact it takes me about five minutes to steam, puree and store the food and I feel good about saving money and giving Stella all-natural food.
So cheers to the Baby Bullet!
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