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willwrite4food
04-14-2008, 04:30 AM
I'm finishing up an online article on this topic and could use a few quotes from parents who have used jarred baby food. Did you use it for convenience sake, mostly? How did you choose which brands to use? Did you opt for any of the organic brands, and how did you like them? You can PM me or e-mail me at Renee@FinishedPages.com if you have any input I could use. Thanks!

Skyraven
04-16-2008, 05:42 AM
Hi Renee,

I used baby food for convenience sake, but then it got too expensive, so I made my own. I chose by price and preference. I was a Gerber baby (I think).

Gray Rose
04-16-2008, 06:06 AM
I am a working mom and I use jarred baby food to supplement my toddler's diet and for convenience. He does not get it every day, but it is useful for traveling or when he is being picky - there are two kinds we will always eat. We only buy organic - Earth's Best. It is not too expensive because it is not a staple in his diet.

mada
04-16-2008, 08:44 AM
At first, I used jarred food because I thought it was going to be impossible to make her food at home while working full time. After our financial situation changed, I started to make everything. To be honest, I was amazed at how simple it was. Once our finances were good again, I kept making it. I would always put a few servings into the small gladware containers so we never had to use jarred again.

bluntforcetrauma
04-16-2008, 08:46 AM
I make fresh when I have time other times it's jarred, or tubbed now. I sneak the little guy ice cream, chocolate and gravy when no one's looking.

johnnysannie
04-16-2008, 03:15 PM
I used the jar baby food minimally but mostly I used my mini food processor to turn some of the same food the rest of the family was eating into baby food.

jenngreenleaf
04-16-2008, 04:17 PM
I started with jarred food, but then it became too pricey. So, I kept it on hand only when I didn't have time to use my handy-dandy little food processor, juicer, and blender. :) Ice cube trays freeze perfect sized portions.

bluntforcetrauma
04-16-2008, 04:21 PM
I started with jarred food, but then it became too pricey. So, I kept it on hand only when I didn't have time to use my handy-dandy little food processor, juicer, and blender. :) Ice cube trays freeze perfect sized portions.

Hints From Hollowell :) The ice cube trays are a dandy tip. Thankee kindly, ma'am.

jenngreenleaf
04-16-2008, 04:23 PM
That has a nice right to it, actually. :D

mommyjo2
04-16-2008, 04:35 PM
I use the jarred food once in a while, but usually just feed baby whatever everyone else is having.

I keep it on hand for times when we have something Baby can't eat - like enchiladas. Or for traveling, when I don't know what or where we'll eat.

I also keep a jar of prunes around for...you know!

I use Earth's Best organic. Also the Gerber plastic rectangle packs of fruit.

I have 7 children, and went whole hog with the baby food for my first two... now that I'm an "old pro" I really don't find it necessary.

bluntforcetrauma
04-16-2008, 04:47 PM
I use the jarred food once in a while, but usually just feed baby whatever everyone else is having.

I keep it on hand for times when we have something Baby can't eat - like enchiladas. Or for traveling, when I don't know what or where we'll eat.

I also keep a jar of prunes around for...you know!

I use Earth's Best organic. Also the Gerber plastic rectangle packs of fruit.

I have 7 children, and went whole hog with the baby food for my first two... now that I'm an "old pro" I really don't find it necessary.

It's been one of those times lately when Ian really needed those prunes. They did the trick yesterday. A little Karo syrup in the baby bottle helps too. Yes, rectangles. I called them 'tubs'.

chevbrock
04-18-2008, 02:23 PM
I would keep a jar in the car in case of emergency. Other than that, my kids ate the same as the adults did. I just mashed up a little on the side of my plate and fed baby from that.

At that age, babies have the best-developed tastebuds they will probably ever have in their lives. Then parents wonder why they turn their nose up at potato and mashed banana when you're tucking into all manner of wonderful things. :)

sheadakota
04-18-2008, 04:02 PM
Ok- I'll be the bad mommy- Jarred food all the way- my kids are only 13 months apart- some days I was lucky to get a shower let alone make baby food-

Mike Martyn
04-18-2008, 09:09 PM
With the fist kid, we made the food.

The second kid arrived 2 years later. We fed them Gerbers.

The third kid arrived 18 months after that; Gerber, Gerber, Gerber.

The fourth kid arrived two years after that. WE FEED HIM PIZZA CRUST!

chevbrock
04-19-2008, 08:31 AM
There's no shame in feeding jarred food. It's still nutritious.