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Baby your baby with homemade food

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Why make your own baby food?

You may be wondering if this is a great fit for you, and admittedly, it may not be for everyone. However, there are several benefits to making your own baby food. Here are a few:

  1. You control exactly what goes into your baby.
  2. You can use fruits and vegetables that your family is already eating, reducing waste.
  3. It can save money!

Want to try making your own baby food?

It's not as hard as you think. This NCA member resource on homemade baby puree guides you through different preparation options and texture considerations. Critically, this resource includes details about safe storage of homemade baby food. Without shelf-stabilizing preservatives, it's important to be mindful of how long you can keep your baby's homemade meals on hand. Best of all? This resource includes two creative recipes for baby-friendly purees that we think your little one will love.

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