I’ve been experimenting with making my own baby food for Brooke. This is so out of my comfort zone; I am not a do-it-yourself kind of person at all. I started with a batch of sweet potatoes. I cooked them up and pureed them and they looked BEAUTIFUL. I amazed myself at my domesticity. I amazed Dallas when I told him how much we saved. I figured that I made the equivalent of 30 store bought containers of baby food, and get this, I made each one for eight cents (as opposed to buying them for 58 cents). That sold me on the idea. I continued by making applesauce, pears, and green beans.
Then I ran into a problem. Whenever I’d feed Brooke my homemade baby food, she would make strange faces and gag and basically act like I was feeding her poison. However, I’d feed her the exact same thing that we got from the store and she’d eat it just fine. I don’t get it! It frustrates me to try to feed her homemade food when she hates it, but I really want to because it saves us money. What a quandary. She’s gotten used to the sweet potatoes and will eat them pretty well, but the only way I can get her to eat anything else is if I mix it in her cereal.
Anyway, the point of this story is I fed her homemade applesauce the other day and videotaped her response. I think you’ll like this video more than she liked the applesauce. Enjoy!