Whether you make your own baby food or purchase commercial products is a personal choice. If you have the time and inclination to make it yourself, you can feel good about knowing exactly what you’re feeding your little one and get them used to eating things your whole family enjoys.
While you may not be in the habit of buying organic produce, you may want to consider it because it’s a good idea to avoid pesticides in baby food. There’s a great video from a Canadian holistic nutritionist that explains which conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables are safest to consume (the “Clean Fifteen”) and which produce you should buy organically-grown because of pesticide residue (the “Dirty Dozen”). Here are the lists, in alphabetical order:
The Clean Fifteen
The Dirty Dozen