Homemade Vs Store Bought Baby Food

I have been giving Kiara store bought veggie and fruit puree, but when I see my friends taking that extra effort to prepare baby food at home I feel guilty. I feel I am not doing enough for my DD.

What do you prefer to feed your baby?

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    09/16/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I made homemade baby food but when we went out or went on trips I did not feel guilty about using store bought. I don't think you should either.
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      4Katie
      I think either is fine, do what works best for your family.

      Just so you know though, it is super simple to make homemade baby food. I can make about 3 months worth of baby food in 3 hours and it cost me less than $25 to make. You just cook the veggies, mash or blend, and freeze in an ice cube tray.
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        09/16/14
        4Katie
        Just use whatever kitchen tools you already have! No need to waste money on specific baby ones. Be careful if you are preparing any meat that you don't contaminate the baby food. Babies stomachs are pretty good at killing bacteria so they are not much more sensitive then us, follow standard food preparation safety guidelines.
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          09/16/14
          I prefer regular foods cooked extra and chopped up fine. But since we are on WIC, I'm getting the baby food from the store.

          You do what's best for you.
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            09/16/14
            I make my daughter's food, it's easier and I know what's in it. As long as baby is fed its all good. ;)
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              09/19/14
              Danielle Keltner
              We use both, if I have extra bananas about to be too ripe for older picky eaters I will puree it for youngest. With WIC we use store bought. When they get older 10 mo and stop wanting "mushy" food. I bought up Apples, carrots, Sweet Potatoes, and bananas to use in recipes. Carrot cake for example.
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                09/22/14
                We bought ours at the store. Do whatever works for you and your family and don't stress about it.
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