Ok, this is absolutely insane. I realize that it is primarily being sold in L.A., and L.A. is expensive, but $2 a container!??!! Plus 2-day shipping!?
I'm also kind of put off by the ages recommended for each stage of food. Max is only 7.5 months, and he had had enough with silky smooth textures a while ago. He will only eat baby food if it's kind of lumpy and thick, or if he can serve himself using his cute little pincer grasp.
Attention readers of this blog: I will be happy to make you organic
baby food if you are willing to pay me $2 per container. I will even
have Dylan recite her yoga chants over it, thus making it yogic and
imbued with special healing powers.
Max loves eating. I started him on solids at about 4.5 months, just like I did with Dylie (yes, this is earlier than a lot of breastfeeding moms start solids. no, i don't care). WIth Dylie, she ate mostly homemade food that I cooked, pureed and froze in ice cube trays. I had way more time then. In the interest of my sanity, I decided that Max would eat the jarred stuff. Organic jarred stuff, but jarred stuff nonetheless.
Well, let me say. That stuff is frickin' expensive. And, the kid eats like a horse. A few weeks ago, Amalah wrote about baby food here. And linked to this awesome article here. Which basically says to feed your baby flavorful foods, just like those that you are eating, but just mushed up. And, I really like that article. Because it's true - I mean, rice cereal and banana are TOTALLY constipating, and taste very bland, and I'm sure that they are the cause behind all of these cranky, constipated, picky eaters running around, and really, I don't want my kids to end up that way.
So, after I read that article, we headed out to Kotobuki for dinner, and I didn't really know what to give Max, b/c it's kind of hard to mush up sushi, so I put soy sauce in his peas, and I gave him mushed up tofu from my miso soup. He liked it all. But, I'm still buying jarred food. Because, I just can't bring myself to feed him everything we eat. Like, take tonight for example. Dyl and I are having Dream Dinners Mexi-Meatballs (yes, I am VERY VERY afraid). He can't eat that! Can he? No, he can't. Well, first they have egg whites in them I think. Which you can't give babies under the age of 1. Second, it just seems weird to give him Mexican meatballs. So, I'm a total hypocrite, b/c I've been telling everyone about this damn article, yet I feed Max jarred food every day.