MAKING YOUR OWN BABY FOOD (GIVEAWAY)

When we had Addison’s four month check up a few weeks ago, we got the all clear to start her on rice cereal.  These past few weeks have been quite the journey for her with getting her acclimated to a different texture and way to eat.  By journey, I mean rice cereal everywhere: her hands, face, clothes (somehow even on her pants), my clothes, my hair.  It’s really been a great time.

She is still indifferent about the rice cereal but feeding her something besides milk is getting me more and more excited to start her on solids.  It’s going to be so fun to learn what she likes and doesn’t like.

I have always known that I wanted to make Addison’s food myself instead of buying little cans of baby food.  It makes me feel so much better that I know exactly what is going into the food and it’s so much cheaper since the food is all stuff that we eat on a regular basis anyway.  However the thought of making the baby food can be daunting without a baby food maker.  I barely cook for myself so I was starting to cringe when I thought of making the food in a food processor then transferring it to a steamer only to have it spit right back in my face when Addison decides she doesn’t like it.

When I got the opportunity to try the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker, it seemed like the stars were aligning for me.  I was so relieved to see that this glorious appliance does everything at once and it even has a bottle warmer attached to it (because with as little counter space as we have, we are pretty picky about what we leave on the counters).  I can’t wait to put this new food maker to good use because lord knows this puppy will be working round the clock before we know it!

If you’re interested in a baby food maker to feed the littles in your life, you can win one by going here and then commenting below about what you like about the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker and a link to your favorite recipe.  (Update:  The winner has been emailed.  Thanks again for playing!)

This is a sponsored post but all opinions and my love for the cuisinart baby food maker are my own.

18 Comments

  1. June 30, 2014 / 8:33 am

    It sounds like you and Addison are just a hit behind us in age and feeding. We just started Madeline on solids a month and a half ago. She's loving bananas, avocado and carrots. This cuisinart would make things so much easier! I actually don't mind cooking and pureeing separately, it's washing all of the dishes and pots that's driving me batty!

    This butternut squash recipe looks super-yummy and I can't wait to try it!
    http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/262.html

  2. Jess
    June 30, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    This is such a fun stage in a little one's development…I think it may be more fun for us mamas than it is for our babes. We just started on whole grain rice and oatmeal cereal too. I've been mixing avocado into the cereal with my breast milk. Our bubba LOVES it! Adds some of that good fat in there too! I think our little one would love this recipe…but maybe it's something I'd eat, so I'm assuming he'd love it too. He he he

    http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/278.html

  3. Jess
    June 30, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    I also think that making my own baby food would make this process so much faster with less dishes and steps. This would mean more time with my sweetie pie! Who wouldn't love this gadget and the convenience of it!!

  4. Jamie
    July 3, 2014 / 1:41 am

    I love how compact the processor is. Certainly won't take up much space in the kitchen. I'm also a fan of the bottle warmer. Would come in handy for our nanny!

    When will we find out the winner?!? And how does the giveaway work?

    I love this: http://www.cuisinart.com/baby/recipes/stage_1/273.html

    • July 14, 2014 / 6:32 pm

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  5. Anonymous
    July 21, 2014 / 3:01 am

    Ahhh…when exactly is the winner going to be announced?

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