Sunday, April 02, 2006


Goldie is a great little eater. Once we got the fact that it is necessary to open one's mouth to achieve food insertion squared away, we were good to go. I was being lazy at first, but quickly became ashamed of all the little Gerber jars in the pantry while I am supposed to be staying at home to do things like "save money by making own baby food." Shit. So I packed up the baby and away we went across town to a store that sells premium organic, hand fed, free range, pampered chicken and organic veggies. I was so pleased with myself, purchasing my cruelty free poultry and carrots. I got home and baked all the ingredients, carefully to preserve all the nutrients. I chopped, I pureed, I added bottled water for Christsake. What did Goldie do when I presented her with her lovingly prepared feast? She spit it in my face. Then she spit it in David's. She hates it. Worse, when I did the math it was actually MORE expensive than just feeding her the organic Gerber she hungers for. *shakes head and sighs* Ugggh


Blogger Ris said...

I had to chuckle. I tried that too with Kate and got about the same response. But there were a few things she liked better 'live' then 'gerbered.' Bananas were one. She hated the jarred stuff, but mash up a real one and she was happy happy happy. Yams were another. She loved baked yams. Bold mashed carrots, too. And applesauce. I skipped the gerbers after a while and bought the Seneca natural. She still can't get enough of applesauce.

Meats were always (and still are) an issue.

Good luck! I can't believe Goldie's eight months already!!


7:42 AM  
Blogger nita said...

it sounds gross, but add mashed avocados or bananas to the chicken. and carrots.

it gets better. rio feeds herself now and eats everything not nailed down!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Mama C-ta said...

LOL I agree. I started making my own but w/how much gets wasted since Cricket won't eat anything or he reacts to it, I now buy jars. One 50 cent jar lasts all week.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

One thing I've always hated about having kids is feeding babies. I love 'em, but hate feeding 'em. You may just be better off buying the jars. Sorry I'm no help!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Mama M said...

LOL - yeah, I too discovered that buying the jars actually cost less in the long run and they can be healthier and packed with more vitamins and minerals than a lot of the basic homemade baby food. Goldie will start eating more, don't worry :)

2:16 PM  

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