Baby Food


Most parents, new and experienced alike, have many concerns about their baby’s first solid foods.  Safety, nutrition, time, and cost usually top the list.

You may feel overwhelmed with the options available as you approach this monumental milestone in your baby’s development – or you might not even realize the options you have. 

Before I had my son, it had never even occurred to me that it was possible to ‘make’ baby food until a friend gave me her copy of “Super Baby Food” by Ruth Yaron (which I relied on during my son’s first year of eating solid foods).  I am still so thankful for having been given that resource, because I’m not sure I ever would have found it on my own.

There are some things to consider when deciding how to feed baby.  To find out what will work best for your family, you may find it helpful to learn about the answers to some common questions, such as:  Is organic baby food best?  Is homemade baby food nutritionally superior to store-bought?  How hard is it to make?  Is it safe for baby?  How much time will it take?  How will you integrate your new baby’s foods into your family’s current diet (and vice versa), and why is this important?

The pages in this section provides answers to the above questions and some helpful tips and resources that will help guide you through this exciting and memorable time for your family:  Baby Food Stages and Homemade Baby Food Benefits