Making homemade baby food is easier than it might seem when you have the right equipment. Here are 10 tools you need to make homemade baby food.
With a food masher, you can make sure that your little one is able to dine safely. Not only can you mash food into the right size and consistency, but you can also mash regular items that you made for dinner.
This type of device is an “all-in-one” tool, one that’s perfect for parents who are short on time but want to feed their little one homemade baby food. It steams, blends and reheats.
Once you’ve taken the time to make safe homemade baby food, you’ll need a way to store it. The 4-ounce baby food storage set is designed for this purpose. Free of BPAs and leak proof, these food storage containers are handy and convenient. If you prefer to keep things organic, then shop at Organic Lifestyle, which is a site that sells organic towels and bedding.
4. Hand Blender
A hand blender is a tool that will make it easier for you to make homemade baby food. Use it to blend, crush and puree food to a safe consistency.
5. “The Wholesome Baby Food Guide”
For healthy and tasty baby food recipes, consider getting “The Wholesome Baby Food Guide.” This handy book is filled with recommendations and advice about the foods that are appropriate for your child as well as the best ways to prepare them.
It’s easier to make homemade baby food in batches. You can then freeze it in ice cube trays. Once they’re frozen, just defrost them when needed. If you need a cooking reminder, then consider using List Plan It. This affordable program will help you keep your daily life on track.
If you prefer low-tech tools, then get a baby food mill. They work by pureeing soft foods and grinding them through a mesh sieve. They’re easy to use and clean.
When your baby is ready to start eating clumpier food, use a potato masher to blend it down into a safe consistency. This tool will help you manipulate the texture of the food to create different consistencies.
9. Steaming Basket
To soften veggies before blending them down into a safe consistency, you’ll need to either cook them in the oven or steam them. A steaming basket will make it quick and easy for you to soften them.
10. Grapefruit Spoons
Scoop out the flesh of fruits, squash and potatoes with a grapefruit spoon. This tool makes the task painless. It also decreases food waste.
Tools one, two, three, four and five were found at Parenting.
We came across tools six, seven, eight, nine and 10 at Baby Center.