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As a parent, you have countless decisions to make in how you raise your child. You will need to decide whether you plan to make your own baby food, buy commercial baby food, or use both. Making your own baby food has many advantages. However, both homemade and commercial baby food are similar in nutritional value. The key is to simply feed your baby a variety of nutrients from a variety of foods to help support their rapid growth.

Mother And Baby Preparing Food

Advantages and disadvantages of making your own baby food


  • Gives you control over ingredients, variety and textures
  • Exposes baby to the taste and flavor of fresh food
  • Exposes baby to what the rest of the family eats, but in a pureed form
  • Can be cost effective


  • It’s not as convenient as a pre-portioned jar/pouch of commercial food
  • It can take more time to prepare
  • It must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer, which loses quality over time
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