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April 6th, 2009, 10:36 AM
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My Eva will be 6 months old on the 18th! and we will be starting solids then..

i really really want to make my own baby foods this time around.. i have a great book.. and ill probably start out with avocados or sweet potatoes..

BUT my Q is! i do not have a food pureerer thingy.. i dont even know where to start looking for one.. i dont even own a blender.. i dont know if i should get a food processor? or what type? or brand or anything!! nothing at all about how to make this food INTO baby food..

What do you use? what would you recommend me getting? and for this item im not really worried about money so what would you think is the BEST thing i could get??

links and actual names of things would be very helpful.. im clueless

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April 6th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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This is what I use and I'm very happy with it.
http://www.target.com/Black-Decker-1...%20mini&page=1
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April 6th, 2009, 05:57 PM
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I use a magic bullet blender and it is amazing!! it purees the stuff up so fast - even the meats!!
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April 6th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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Em,

When I do make her foods, I mash by hand with a fork..I didn't buy into the books, and expensive equipment.....and I HAVE a processor and a blender never used.
I think it is a personal preference. most of the foods are so soft it does not take long to mash them up.

for starting out, I think an inexpensive blender would be fine
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April 7th, 2009, 04:49 AM
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I totally agree with Dee that you don't need to make a huge money investment. I have read that with more people waiting until 6+ months to start solids, babies aren't needing have have foods totally pureed at that age, as they are more developmentally ready to handle a few mushy "chunks". We didn't buy our blender specifically for baby food, but it works GREAT for that purpose.

Good luck! Starting solids is so fun!
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April 7th, 2009, 09:01 PM
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I tend to just mash Lily's food since she likes her food chunky. I do have dual blender/food processor but I don't usually use it. It's this one: Cuisinart BFP-703 SmartPower Duet Blender/Food Processor - recommendation by thedelicious - ThisNext
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April 8th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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i have the Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor and I LOVE it. it is pretty cheap (i think i got it for about $30)and does everything i need. and it is not too big, just perfect for baby food - even when i make batches of stuff to freeze it is big enough.
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April 9th, 2009, 10:13 AM
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We already had a blender, so I just used that. The only financial investment we made was getting a few ice cube trays. I stored in ziploc baggies, and I always bought those anyway.

I also have a magic bullet we'll use later on for when he's had all the basics and I can do quick blends of what we're having at meal time.
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April 14th, 2009, 04:23 AM
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I have a Magic Bullet that I usually just make shakes in for myself (cause of the BPA) but if I'm blending somethin cold for DS I will use it also. For the ladies who don't use blenders I don't know how you do it!! LOL I usually cook for 10 days at a time so mashing by hand would be next to impossible. I freeze portions so I only cook once/week and for that I use a glass Cuisinart blender since the only blender w/o BPA was very expensive!
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