Mom Tips On How To Make Your Own Baby Food The Easy Way

Is your baby about to start solid foods? Are you thinking of making your own baby food?
When you make baby’s first foods, you can save money and reduce waste. You also can choose more nutritious options. Fresh foods are typically more nutritious than canned, and you can purchase organic food to prepare for the baby if you wish. You can also avoid unwholesome ingredients that show up in commercial baby food.

Making baby food doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. In fact, the easiest and cheapest way is the best way!

The easy way to making your own baby food:

1) Don’t bother with buying one of those baby food grinders. They’re hard to clean and too much hassle.

2) If you wait until your baby is 6 months old to start solids, you can almost always just mash with a fork to the desired consistency.

If you’re breastfeeding, you can even wait until baby’s “pincer grasp” is developed and offer him small finger foods like peas, bits of grated apple, and the like. The pincer grasp is developed when baby can pinch small objects (like those bits of carpet fluff or food on the kitchen floor!) between his thumb and first finger.

In fact, if you have a family tendency towards food allergy, waiting longer to start solids may be preferable. No matter what baby’s age, always offer one food at a time and wait several days to watch for signs of allergy before offering another. Take it slow.

3) Start with fresh single ingredient foods like:


Steamed carrot, turnip, potato, yam


Ripe pear, peach, melon, plum

Cooked squash

Grated apple- raw or steamed


Well cooked beans

Hard-cooked egg yolks (avoid the whites until 1 year)

Some of these foods could be served raw. Others are lightly steamed (steaming retains more nutrients than canning), to make them softer for baby.

4) It’s not necessary to make a big deal of preparing baby’s food.

If you want to take a lot of time blending food and freezing them in ice cube trays, you could certainly do that. But I’m all for the easy approach!

Although you do want to avoid giving baby salt and sugar (and spices that may upset the tummy), you can usually just take an ingredient from your own menu and “make” baby’s dinner.

For instance, if you’re steaming veggies to serve at dinner, take a tablespoon of them out of the pan before you add salt. Put this in baby’s plate and mash away. Voila! Instant baby food with no extra work. Or take a bit of beef from your roast and mash mash mash until it’s very soft.

Life with a new baby is challenging enough. Keep starting solids simple!

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    nigel william
    March 6, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Great article! Do you have recipes to make baby food?

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    July 31, 2018 at 1:50 am

    My son is 4 months and has his next pediatrician appointment soon. He’s not on solid food yet, but depending on what the doctor says, we’ll find out if it’s time to start. My wife and I definitely plan to make his own food – it doesn’t sound that difficult.
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    October 30, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Wow! Nice tips 7 tricks. Just lovely. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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    November 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Valuable tips & tricks. Very very helpful also. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless.
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    Organic Products Australia
    October 2, 2023 at 6:45 am

    Thanks for publishing a nice blog on How to Make Homemade Baby Food easily. You mentioned some ingredients and process of preparation but I think you should mention the ingredients and process of preparation of baby food at home more widely and as such the mums will be much benefited from preparing it at home easily.

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