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Updated: 2017-07-15T01:43:33.982-04:00

 



Thanks for your thoughts, Susan. I think it would...

2009-09-03T12:34:06.687-04:00

Thanks for your thoughts, Susan. I think it would also be easier to just make what I need at home. Why let that wonderful food processor go to waste? =)



My kids never ate store-bought baby food. It was ...

2009-09-03T06:16:09.238-04:00

My kids never ate store-bought baby food. It was just easier (and I think they would say, tastier) to make it myself. No special tools, I just had a steamer basket and a hand blender. Super easy.



MJ, thanks! That's actually where I first say...

2009-09-02T21:29:37.864-04:00

MJ, thanks! That's actually where I first say the Babycook. I decided to just go with what I have. While it would be totally neat to have, I can prepare larger portions for free working with what I already have at home. Although I have a small appliance fetish, I ought to be a good steward, no? =) But I really appreciate it! I'll let you know if I spy something else there I would like!



Ana, thank you so much for your insight! You know...

2009-09-02T21:27:46.319-04:00

Ana, thank you so much for your insight! You know, I'm finding that motherhood is riddled with guilt, and then months later, I'm like, "Why did I worry about that? I should have just gone with the flow...". I actually found a lady on Craigslist who is selling me some used pockets, and she has several brands to choose from. She also told me that she'd wait til after the 16th to sell them to me, to give me a couple of weeks to decide what I like. I got really lucky, because she has roughly 20 diapers to choose from! I can't wait to meet her and talk cloth with her. =)



My friend Rebecca (at her shop in Watkinsville) ha...

2009-09-02T17:17:28.385-04:00

My friend Rebecca (at her shop in Watkinsville) has the Babycook Baby Food Maker for sale and I can get you a 10% discount FYI.

http://www.thenaturalbaby.com/shop/1648-babycook-baby-food-maker/



L - you can get some great menus and ideas of baby...

2009-09-02T17:15:32.292-04:00

L - you can get some great menus and ideas of baby food from onceamonthmom.com Those gals are great!



Hi! You asked about cloth diapering on my blog. I ...

2009-09-02T16:47:17.130-04:00

Hi! You asked about cloth diapering on my blog. I love answering such questions. Before I tell you what I ended up loving, I will say that cloth diapering is very much an individualized thing. It can differ depending on baby shape, water ph, detergent sensitivity (a problem I've run into), and just your own preference.

After much trial and error, and a couple months of a mysterious rash I finally solved by switching detergent, I have settled on BG pockets as our nighttime dipes, and mostly flats during the day. The flats can be a pain because you have to fold them every time you use them, but they are by far the easiest ones to keep clean. Microfiber gets stinky and needs a lot of TLC, but flats never seem to smell, dry fast, and are pretty easy to rinse out (I just dunk in the toilet; no fancy diaper sprayer).

The worst diaper I have ever used is actually the BG AIO. That thing never stops smelling, no matter what I do to it.

The best advice I can give you is to only buy one at a time, and buy used if you can so you aren't out much if you hate them. Have you spent time on diaperswappers? I've bought several diapers used there - that's actually where all my flats came from!

And as for the baby food question, I made baby food for both kids, long before I ever considered cloth diapers (I actually started that when Oscar was almost six months old, so you are ahead of me!). As long as you have a food processor, you are good. I cooked the food exactly like I would for us. I'm not a big microwave user, so I baked, steamed, and boiled depending on the type of food. Some fruits you don't have to do anything more than slice and blend, like plums.

Just don't get too worked up about how it must be done. It's not a big deal, even though it seems that way. I actually did a lot of things based on what we were eating every night. If we were having peas or something like that with our meal, I'd cook them unseasoned, then mash some up for the baby. Obviously, this is easier as they can handle more texture, but making my baby food meant both boys were eating table foods (mashed/cut up, etc.) by 9 months. That's about when I stopped doing special batches (I froze them in ice cube trays and melted them in a small pot when needed).

Hope this helps some. It's overwhelming to start the motherhood path, but the more you go, the more you will realize all the hype is not nearly as important as people (and marketers!) make it out to be. You will be just fine!