You probably already have all the kitchen appliances and tools you need to make homemade baby food. If all you have is a blender, freezer bags, and ice cube trays then you are in business. There are other tools that will help as well. These items are as follows:
Food Mill – A hand-turned mill purees the food and removes seeds and skin. This product is great for green beans and corn.
Steamer – A good multi-tiered steamer that will allow you to cook several different foods at the same time is a great investment.
Blender or food processor – These appliances are useful for pureeing both large and small quantities.
Portable Baby Food Mills & Food Grinders – There are a few items out on the market such as the Kidco Manual Food Mill and The Wean Machine that will enable you to make homemade baby food wherever you are! These tools are great because you do not need electricity, they are very lightweight and portable, and you can serve food to your baby directly from the unit.
Quart Size Freezer Bags – You will need Quart sized freezer bags for storing frozen food cubes. The quart size works great because they are easier to make room for in the freezer. Gallon size bags are also sufficient for larger batches.
Freezing Trays – This can consist of inexpensive ice cube trays or trays specifically designed for storing baby food with lids. Feel free to use whatever works best for you.
Labels & Markers – You will need labels and/or permanent markers to label your bags. Use your color printer to make fancy food labels for your bags for more fun or if you are giving your baby frozen baby food to someone as a gift.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on fancy gadgets and appliances. However, many of the products available today can cut down on time spent in the kitchen making baby food. Use whatever suits you and your budget and be creative! Homemade baby food is by far one of the best things that you could give to your baby. It tastes better, is more nutritious, and hassle-free to make!