Kitchen essentials for making your own baby food

Many parents who want to make baby food for their child are worried about all the different equipment they will need to do so. While many companies will try to convince you that you need to buy a lot of expensive products just to make baby food, we are here to tell you that it isn’t as bad as it seems. Most of all the things you really need are probably inside your house already. Most of the time the hardest part of making baby food is getting the consistency right, which can be done with a blender, food processor, or even just a fork. While you don’t need many fancy appliances to make baby food, you can invest in some nice machines that will make the whole process very easy for you.  Nowadays they have one step baby food machines that take chopped up food and steam and blend it into a puree for you. Whether you’re cooking on a budget or want to make things as easy as possible, check out our list below of all the kitchen essentials for making baby food.

What do I definitely need?

  • Measuring Cup
  • Chopping knife
  • Thermometer
  • Cutting Board
  • Spatula
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Ice cube trays
  • Marker
  • Fork

What could be helpful but isn’t necessary?

  • Blender/food processor
  • Baby Food Maker 
  • Vegetable brush
  • Sauce pan
  • Glass Covered Baby Food Containers
  • Baby Food Feeder
  • Banana Teether

 

Culinary Skills:

  • Boil water
  • Bake and roast vegetables
  • Steam vegetables and fruit
  • Push a button on a blender :)
  • Use a fork to mash
  • Understand food safety