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Blenders 
17th-Feb-2009 01:54 am
Ashley: Mommy's Angel
Do all of you use a blender to puree your baby food?

My daughter is 7 months old and we started solid foods a little after 6 months. So far she has had: sweet potato, green beans, squash, banana, and applesauce. I haven't been using a blender though... I have just used a ford and smashed everything up really well. She hasn't had any problems with it with the foods we have tried so far. Will this become a problem with other foods?
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17th-Feb-2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
I don't use a blender or even fork-smash any of my baby's food. I just cook them so they're soft enough for his gums and tongue to handle, as he's 6 months and has no teeth yet.
17th-Feb-2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Our blender bit the dust so I relied on the hand blender (the wand, it also has a mini-chopper attachment which is great for meat) and our food processor. The shells of peas are especially hard to get smooth although the blender might do it.
17th-Feb-2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
As long as she's not having a problem then there's nothing wrong with it. I did use a food processor though, so I had good control over how pureed the food was and then I was able to change the consistency as my son was able to handle foods that were less mushy.
17th-Feb-2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I haven't used a blender at all, and rarely even mash my son's food. Of course, he had teeth beginning at 3 1/2 months, so the whole biting/chewing thing has been pretty easy and not necessitated too much mush! He does pretty well with soft veggies, beans, cheese, yogurt, fruit like apples and bananas...

Come to think of it, I don't really make baby food at all, do I? So why am I in imakebabyfood? :-) LOL

Edited at 2009-02-17 03:36 pm (UTC)
17th-Feb-2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
I imagine a blender and Cuisinart isn't really necessary until you get to meat, because you can cook most vegetables until they turn in to mush, anyway. However, if you do want to get a Cuisinart you don't have to get a big, complicated one that has a lot of pieces to clean. I have a miniature Cuisinart that is just the right size for everyday use, which I use for finely chopping vegetables to make vegan "neat" balls for spaghetti and to grind up spices.
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