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Our little baby is growing by leaps and bounds! Out of all the infants at daycare, Emily looks like a giantess. (A pretty giantess, of course.) It's amazing the difference six months make in a baby's growth and development.

Em's been eating like a champ. She had some gas issues early on. However, they've been allayed (thankfully), in part to the use of these wonderful bottles by Playtex. From our own experimentation, using these bottles has cut down on baby discomfort significantly. Her ability to burp Daddy under the table also helps. (One day, perhaps, she shall learn to belch the Star Spangled Banner.)

But now we're at the stage where cereal has made its entrance. Emily is treating it as a novelty right now, deciding to use much of it as costume makeup.

And soon…joy of joys…baby food will make its way into her tummy! I'm very excited about this. I've already started making batches of baby food and jarring it. This weekend, I'll be making puréed yams.

So, I guess my question is thus: If you make your own baby food, what has your kid liked the most? Of course, palates are different, but I always like comparing notes with other foodies—be they in their thirties or in diapers.

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  1. by TaraP

    On November 21, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I love making and she loves eating squash of any kind. It’s so easy to roast and then scoop out. My little one is going to turn into a squash!

  2. by Edith

    On November 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    First of all, I only WISH my husband would have made baby food to help me out..you’re great for doing that.
    Our son loved sweet potatoes to no end and squash.
    However, he’s almost three now and can’t stand either of them. Maybe they taste better in pureed form?

  3. by Cindy

    On November 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    My son loved a papaya and mango mix, pumpkins with apples and cinnamon, pluots with apples, and squash with green beans. I loved making my own baby food.

  4. by Jennifer C

    On November 21, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I didn’t make it… by my babies loved pumpkin puree.
    I tried to make my own food a few times. The potatoes (white and sweet) did NOT go over well. Even though the store bought kind was fine.

  5. by Kim

    On November 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    My little guy likes quince the best. It’s hard to find in North America, I believe, but here in Turkey we have a tree right in front of our apartment. And he looooves it!
    My daughter’s favourite was spinach. Now, at three years old, she won’t touch it!

  6. by Anna

    On November 21, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    i love to cook and it’s so relaxing for me. add on the fact that i love that i know exactly what’s going into my baby’s food, i all for it. my littlest one loves blueberries with pears and apples. I’ve done a tropical fruit mix with pineapple, papaya, banana and mango and that was snarfed down quickly. sweet potatoes/yams and peach with apples are also loved. but with all the food, it took a couple of feedings when introducing a new flavor before she loved it.

  7. by Andrea

    On November 21, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I truly enjoying making meals for my son who will be seven months on Monday. I am a stay at home Mom. So while I am home with him, I want to make his meals. Today I made him Cinnamon Pear Puree. Since cinnamon and pears naturally go together, we even find this combination in adult desserts, so this puree was a nice treat for him.

  8. by Gabriel

    On November 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    sweet potatoes and apples–he still loves both–now as sweet potato fries and all different flavors of unsweetened applesauce

  9. by Lori

    On November 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    My daughter loved broccoli, still does and she is 4. Her other favorite was strwberry and bananna puree. I made all of her food and found that she only liked sweet fruit and bitter vegtables. Carrots never went down, no matter how often I tried, they are just now something she will eat if pushed.

  10. by Nicole Kraemer

    On November 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    My son loved acorn squash with pears mixed in for sweetness when he was 7-11 months. He’d eat the butternut squash too but acorn was definitely his preference. Now that he’s 20 months he’s incredibly picky and won’t eat any vegetables.

  11. by corinneyb

    On December 1, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I didn’t can my son’s food; I froze it in ice cube trays. He loved apple, butternut squash, and green pea purees the best; but with the exception of tofu and avocado, there wasn’t much we gave him that he didn’t like. As I could add in different textures, I made big batches of tomato-tuna pasta sauce, fish mornay with vegetables, and cheesy butternut squash sauce. This way, I could give him the purees as-is, or I could add small bits of pasta and, later on, small cheese raviolis. He’s going on 19 months now, and he loves fruits and most vegetables, and still isn’t a very picky eater. We’ve been blessed so far!

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    On December 2, 2008 at 7:35 am

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    I almost cried when I found the video of the TickleMe Plant moving on line. I remember tickling the plant my Grandma had when I was a kid. Back then they called it the sensitive plant. It was such a treat to see Grandma, and watching the leaves close on the TickleMe Plant was more fun then any modern day video game.
    I am raising the TickleMe Plants from seeds from a greenhouse I got on line at http://www.ticklemeplant.com
    If you haven’t grown one with your kids, you are missing out on a true gardening wonder.

  13. by Joanne Norris

    On December 2, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    My baby girl loves the sweet potatoes i make for her. I combine with the oatmeal often which she can not get enough of.

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