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 Post subject: Baby Food Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:07 pm 
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A reader was asking if anyone knows of a good allergy-friendly cookbook for baby recipes.

Any thoughts?

Also, that seems like a good recipe-swapping topic. Feel free to post your own baby food recipe here.

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Food Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:39 pm 
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Super Baby Foods by Ruth Yaron

I used this book and it was great. It's not an allergy baby food book, but it was an excellent book that described each fruit and vegetable when to introduce them, how to cook them.

Depending on the allergies it also talked about how to make your own oatmeal.

It also had in the book how to make baby wipes, and just about anything baby related. Again depending on allergies this book could be a useful resource.

I made all baby food for both my children, expect for pablum.

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T 7 - asthma and environmental allergies. And a wonderful big sister to her little brother


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 Post subject: Re: Baby Food Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:45 pm 
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Thanks, sounds good.

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Food Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:03 am 
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I used a hand blender to puree fruits and vegetables for our daughter. I would microwave the food, let it cool and puree.

Leftovers can be frozen in ice cube trays and thawed as required.

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Food Recipes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:30 am 
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We did that too...it is easier then most people think to make baby foods. Everything we ate I would just puree up for them. Then leftovers were pureed and frozen.

We also traveled with the hand held mixer. Whatever we ate anywhere just a quick whirl in the food processor would do. I would also just bring a cube of whatever veggie, fruit, and sometime meal to bring as backup.

Easy. :banana

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A 4 -Gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. Also asthma, pulmonary stenosis, developmental delays, Noonan Syndrome, and environmental allergies.
T 7 - asthma and environmental allergies. And a wonderful big sister to her little brother


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 Post subject: Re: Baby Food Recipes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:13 am 
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I agree, ice cube trays were the best. I'd puree whatever it was he could eat, then freeze it in ice cubes. (buy new trays just to be safe with an allergic baby). To avoid cross contamination I would put the entire ice cube tray into a plastic bag in the freezer even if it wouldn't do up. Once they were frozen then I'd empty them right into the bag, label and keep frozen. That way nothing would fall into his food. There is little waste as if I took out a portion and he didn't eat it only a few tbsp. were wasted. If we went out I'd bring it semi thawed, by the time we got to where we were going it was still cool but warm enough to eat.

**Warning***if possible buy a new mixer if you are making food for an allergic baby or be sure to use a glass blender and completely take it apart when washing...the base and rubber ring etc.. Our DS had several reactions do to what we thought was a clean mixer (the plastic kind). Our allergist figured the plastic wasn't getting clean enough and was leaving enough trace to be causing reactions. We were freaking out and starting to think our son was allergic to corn and all kinds of foods, our allergist finally figured it out. Our son had already had reactions to sesame and chick pea at this point (us kissing him after eating hummus). We had stopped making hummus and run the mixer through the dishwasher but somehow it wasn't getting out all the trace. Once we stopped using that mixer and bought a glass blender (easier to steralize) our DS stopped reacting to corn .

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