ARGH. Must they buy up everything in sight? Makes me glad I rarely bought baby fod.
You don’t need to buy canned jars of pureed food, you know. Making your own baby food is just like cooking dinner. Oh wait, that’s just what we did! And then you take a wee bit of the food you have, mush it up and feed it to the baby, or let them feed themselves.
Or you can Google it. Here’s a great article on when to start solids. It’s later than you think. We started solids with Meaghan when she stole food off her father’s plate and mushed that potato right in her mouth. Same with Emma.
If you didn’t know, our family boycotts Nestle. Why? Because they hand out free tins of formula in third world countries where a large percentage of women do not have access to clean water and they can’t afford to buy the formula anyway. So they thin it with the not-clean water, feed it to their babies because they’ve been told it’s just as good or better than their own breastmilk, or they need it to save their baby’s life, and by the time they’ve used up the tin, their supply has gone down and baby – already in a tenuous position – goes hungrier. That’s why. This has happened in situations of disasters, natural and man-made, as part of rescue efforts. I do actually know someone who has been to Africa and has seen it firsthand.
But don’t just take my word for it and the word of people who have been fighting Nestle for twenty years, you can go look up what the big bad company has to say for themselves. Oh wait, I mean what their *lawyers* have them say.