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How to Make Baby Food at Home

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Your baby may have a smaller appetite than you do — but somehow, you find yourself spending more on primo baby food than you spend on your own meals. (Not to mention, your baby is pooping more than you do, despite how much less they eat. Seriously, what's with that?!) But luckily, there's a pretty easy alternative to buying overpriced, tiny jars or pouches of baby food: making homemade baby food

There are a slew of benefits to becoming your baby’s personal chef. Making your own baby food will save money, reduce packaging waste, allow you to know exactly what’s going into your baby’s meals, and with the right tools, will hardly take any time at all. Read on for our best tips on making baby food at home.

How to Make Baby Food at Home

Making baby food is as simple as thoroughly washing produce, steaming food that needs to be cooked (such as potatoes, carrots, peas, and beans), blending it up, portioning it out, and storing it safely.

One of the most important tools you’ll need to make baby food at home is a blender, food processor, or baby food maker. You will also need something to steam veggies with (whether it’s a dedicated baby-food steamer or just your stove) and food-safe storage containers — more on all that below.