Making your own baby food is so much cheaper. It is also healthier. When you make it, you actually know what's in it, and you can mix fruits and veggies to make flavours not in stores. My son LOVES mushed banana, but he hates baby food with a passion, even the banana flavour. Your little one might be like mine and eats real food rather than that stuff in a jar. But hey, that's not a bad thing, just means your LO has good taste.