You need never (or at least rarely buy baby food) if you just plan ahead.
Bananas - just mash over ripe bananas with a fork or in a blender if you have a lot. Extra can be put in an ice cube tray and frozen for later. Serve alone or with cereal.
This is just about my fave site for BFood rec's
I found out from my pediatrician that carrots are one of the few foods you should not make for babies. Commercially-grown "adult" carrots have a concentration of some chemical that is too much for babies although it is okay for kids and adults. Can't recall what the chemical is, but carrots grown for baby food have acceptable levels of this chemical in it.
Too bad, because carrots are one of the easiest foods to make into baby food (before finding out).
I make almost all of my baby's food - except cereal. Infant cereal is fortified with iron, whereas the adult version is not. My pediatrician gave the go-ahead to feed my daughter all table food except the cereal. He said she simply wouldn't get enough iron otherwise. If you do decide to make your own cereal, ask your pediatrician if your baby needs an iron supplement.
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