baby food maker
I use a tiny food processor. I don't like cleaning my blender so I don't use it much if I don't have to. My food processor is so small it only holds one cup so it is perfect size for making baby food. I mix some of the home made stuff with some of the purees that we get at the store and some baby oatmeal. It makes a baby food that has several different textures mixed together. Baby likes it.
Care to share simple ones you blend and puree up? :)
For the home made stuff I just use frozen veggies. Green beans, carrots, peas. I just thaw them in the microwave than cook them for a minute or so in the microwave and put them in the food processor and get them chopped up really well and add water as needed to get them to chop up and mix well. The store bought purees that I get are sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, green beans, peas, mixed veggies, and sometimes the broccoli and carrots with cheese. I also get her jars of bananas but I don't typically feed those like a food. I make a bottle like regular than pour about an ounce of bananas into the bottle and shake it all up and let her have it in her bottle for breakfast or sometimes as her bed time bottle.
I just put a little bit of baby oatmeal in the bottom of the bowl, a little of whatever puree I want to use in on top, then one or two of the homemade baby foods and mix it all up really well and warm it up a tiny bit in the microwave so it isn't cold. Baby will also eat bread, pancakes, or malt 0 meal. The biggest problem with using the food processor is that sometimes if you don't get it full enough or you get it too full or don't get enough water it will leave some bigger chunks because it won't mix as well as it otherwise would.
I got an odd look from the dietitian at my last WIC appointment a few months ago when I told her that I was adding about a tsp of baby rice to baby's bottles because it helps her keep it down. She doesn't spit up as much. I got an even stranger look from her when I said that I sometimes like to pour a little bit of banana purees in with her formula as a treat to get her stomach used to the idea of having food other than just formula.