Make Your Own Baby Food - Frugal and Green Tip of the Day!
Posted Jul 21 2008 10:15am
But those little jars aren’t that expensive, are they? Oh yes they are and they aren’t very good for our little ones either! Consider that babies should start eating solid food around 6 months of age – give or take. Also consider that most baby food companies make their most nutritious foods for babies under six months.
Only “First foods” are true purees. After that, according toCheating Babies: Nutritional Quality and Cost of Commercial Baby Foodby Daryth D. Stallone, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., “Gerber and Heinz replace real food with water and thickening agents in many of their products for children over six months of age. Such adulterated products are nutritionally inferior to products made with more fruits and vegetables.