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Daycare moms (making your own food q)

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jules
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Daycare moms (making your own food q)

I am starting to feel very guilty not making my own food for my DS. I just don't know how to find the time to do it

Do any of you make your own food?


Message edited 4/27/2008 9:47:41 PM.

Posted 4/27/08 9:45 PM
 
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dm24angel
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Re: Daycare moms (making your own food q)

It really doesnt take that long at all. you can do 2 hours on a sunday and have at least a month or 6 weeks of food.

But since your son is older already, I'd day you could make maybe 3-4 batches before hes on almost all table food.

I did all my own food almost fromt he begining and hardly made any at all, just large batches. Most fruits and veggies last up to 6 weeks in the freezer.

Posted 4/27/08 9:48 PM
 

smdl
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Re: Daycare moms (making your own food q)

I fix it in my day offs.

I put in icecube trays then transfer to freezer bags.

I take the amount of serving I need and put in a bowl with lid. I put in the insulated bags with his milk bottles.
Daycare has a fridge and put his food in there.

Posted 4/27/08 9:51 PM
 

Tah-wee-ZAH
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Re: Daycare moms (making your own food q)

Wasn't a daycare mom at the time but I am a mom of twins...

I made all of their food after they were in bed.
I'd batch cook. Peas, string beans were the easiest (no peeling or chopping) and sweet potatoes required peeling and chopping before cooking.
I'd make 3 veg/fruit a night and then not make any more for a week. Next week, I'd make a month supply of three other veg/fruits..

If you cook... and eventually you will have to once DC is on table foodsChat Icon , it's not much more than that. For the most part, you steam a vegetable, let cool, puree in the blender and pour into ice cube trays. I would make about 3-4 lbs of sweet potatoes, pour it into 4-6 ice cube trays, freeze over night and dump into plastic freezer bags the next morning. For one child, that's enough sweet potatos for a month.

You don't have to batch cook. You could do a large amount (once you know there are no allergies) of one veg a night while you are cooking dinner for you and DH and then freeze it.

Posted 4/27/08 9:54 PM
 

jules
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Re: Daycare moms (making your own food q)

TY for the ideas !! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/27/08 9:57 PM
 

michele31
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Re: Daycare moms (making your own food q)

Don't feel guilty. for one. we all do our best.
And you do not have to make all of the food. I bet if you made just a little of it you would feel better. Honestly, you can cook a sweet potatoe and mash it up and you have your child's meal. Once Molly was old enough (I did not feed her solids until she was 6 months old)I would cook a piece of plain chicken breast and then I would grind it up and put some into her veggies or yogurt.
You can take an avocado, peel and pit it and mash it up...simple and perfect for a little one.

Honestly, do not feel pressure to make all of the baby's food. We have enough pressure on us already. But if making dinners (and that is really cooking one sweet potatoe and mashing an avocado) then sometimes it makes us feel better. HUGS.

Posted 4/27/08 10:28 PM
 

dm24angel
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Re: Daycare moms (making your own food q)

Posted by michele31

Don't feel guilty. for one. we all do our best.
And you do not have to make all of the food. I bet if you made just a little of it you would feel better. Honestly, you can cook a sweet potatoe and mash it up and you have your child's meal. Once Molly was old enough (I did not feed her solids until she was 6 months old)I would cook a piece of plain chicken breast and then I would grind it up and put some into her veggies or yogurt.
You can take an avocado, peel and pit it and mash it up...simple and perfect for a little one.

Honestly, do not feel pressure to make all of the baby's food. We have enough pressure on us already. But if making dinners (and that is really cooking one sweet potatoe and mashing an avocado) then sometimes it makes us feel better. HUGS.



exactly! dont feel pressured to do it. Thats not the right reason...

You do what you CAN ok?

Posted 4/28/08 6:42 AM
 
 

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