Homemade Vs Store Bought Baby Food – Which Is Better?

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  1. Starlight Baby

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    Is the other concern whether you catually have the facilities to make and store homemade babyfood? Some flats now have absolutely tiny kitchens or kitchenettes, and there simply isn't the space to work. Without a fridge it will go off very fast indeed, and for us homemade food turned into a false economy because we were either making it fresh every night, which takes away from time you can spend with your child, or throwing away a fair amount.

    We ended up using store bought and then putting him onto softened versions of our food as soon as it was safe.
     
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    I remember my wife has used a baby food when our children were several months old until they could manage to eat solid foods. It is the product of Gerber. Later my wife has discontinued it and made her own baby food for our kids. At least she had saved money rather than buying the commercial baby foods. I may say that is affordable to prepare a homemade foods for the baby and it is, I think, more sanitary than that of the commercial one which you may not able to notice its expiry date and you have feed it to the baby.
     
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    I would not advocate packed baby foods as they contain preservatives. Some of them could be harmful for a baby in the long run. So whenever possible try to give him homemade food. In packed food as you know they always use chemicals as preservatives to increase its shelf life. It is understandable that otherwise they can't product it on a large scale.

    I heard that some baby foods has ingredients that makes a baby over weight and parents use to be happy about it. But if your baby is over weight that doesn't mean that he is healthy. In fact it may adversely affect his health and immunity power. Homemade cereals made of rice, barley, oatmeal, ragi etc. are very good for the health of your baby. If your baby is 6-8 months old baked apple provides ideal vitamin boost for him.
     
  5. kamai

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    I always made my own baby food as I find it healthier than store bought. Nothing is better than natural I think as packaged foods have added preservatives. I would just boil the vegetables and smashed them untill they were soft enough for my baby to swallow. She enjoyed them a lot and I was happy to know she was getting her nutrients naturally. I never bought any of the packaged foods for her untill she turned one, I bought her the kids apple sauce for the first time.
     
  6. Mika

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    Both are necessary, as a parent I can't categorically say which one is better or healthier as we need both of them. I agree that homemade food gives us the satisfaction of giving our child what he needs exactly as we know his specific needs, his likes, dislikes, doctor's suggestions and what exactly are his needs which is not the case with food bought from store. However, as I said in the beginning we cannot rule out that we have to buy food from store for different purposes.
     
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    Actually doctors suggest that babies should be provided solid/semi solid food at the age of 5-6 months so we start with oatmeal with milk to start with then we give them semisolid mixture of rice and pulse, vegetables, fruits in various forms and yogurt etc. By the age of one year we start feeding them almost everything that we eat taking a proper precaution that they can swallow the food easily and it is not heavy on his digestive system.
     

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