Could jarred food be harming your baby?

Could jarred food be harming your baby - it could be!
Read the labels, Instead of serving jarred baby food filled with preservatives, parents can control every single food that they feed their baby. Homemade baby food is additive and preservative free.
I'm making our own baby food, it's the best way to ensure it doesn't contain added salt or sugar too. Making your own keeps your little one's food safe for their health, but it also prevents them from developing a taste for salty and sweet foods. When making your own baby food use fresh fruits and vegetables because canned versions often contain added sodium and sweeteners.
Most jarred baby food are too high in salt and sugar. It's important to read the labels carefully so you can make the healthiest decisions. Choices with no added salt or sugar are your safest bets. A diet with high amounts of either can result in health problems down the road, so understanding the baby food products on your store shelves can help you make the right choices for your baby. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, which plays a role in heart disease. Too much sugar can harm your baby's teeth and contribute to the development of diabetes. Sugar contains calories, so a sugar-rich diet can also cause unhealthy weight gain, which is a factor in many health conditions.
A baby's daily salt intake should not exceed 370 milligrams per day.
Baby's sugar intake should only be about 100 calories each day.
Reading the nutrition information on all baby food products will help you make a good decision on food choices.
Instead of buying jarred food that's filled with preservatives and junk try making baby food, fun recipes on this site http://baby-recipes.com/

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    08/05/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Thanks for the advice. :) I also make my own and my son seems to enjoy the homemade much better. We do have to use some jarred for when we are on the road. I use the Beechnut with natural ingredients. It doesn't have a lot of salt and contains very little sugar.
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    08/05/14
    That's what i plan on doing this time... we're on WIC so will get it for free... My husband scared me a little because we were talking about it and I told him the brand and he says 'not the same company that makes tobacco, right?'... Whew NO.. Thank goodness for the internet on that query lol.
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    08/05/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Oh goodness, I heard about that--the tobacco and baby food company making the same products. Eesh.
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      08/06/14
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      08/06/14
      Most of the food that has gone into those jars aren't certified organic , that's why my husband and I chose to make our own baby food. Just a personal choice.
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      08/06/14
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      08/06/14
      The WIC program around here is doing farmers market cash, which helps out greatly for our seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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      08/07/14
      I wish ours would do that! That's the first question I asked when I signed back u, but at least we get $28 a month for fresh fruit and veggies.
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      08/07/14
      We only get $10 on a card for that here.
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      08/07/14
      The kids each get $8 and since I'm breastfeeding I get $10. Oh wait.. $26. lol but still. It''s nice.
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      08/07/14
      I only get $10 on a card and $60 for farmers market cash. I still breastfeed too.
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      08/07/14
      WOW. Nice to be able to keep fresh food in the house, isn't it?
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      08/07/14
      Yea and I make her baby food with it too.
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