If you Google or Pinterest search for "newborn must haves" or registry ideas/suggestions, you will find literally hundreds, if not thousands of things you "need" before you bring your baby home, and hundreds more things you "need" to get through the first year with your new babe. I'm gonna simplify all this for you right now and give you a very short list of the things you actually need for your baby.
I loved making food for Connor. It was our Sunday routine: grocery shop in the morning, come home for lunch and nap, wake up and get to cooking. Skinning, slicing, boiling, and then tossing it in the Baby Bullet to puree into mushy goodness. It was my way of making up for not being able to breastfeed him for very long. Plus it was a nice little Mommy and Me bonding thing, since I was working at that time and I missed him so much during the week day. I guess it was my way of making up for lost time.
Couple of added bonuses: it was so much cheaper than buying jars of baby food, and I knew exactly what he was eating everyday.
I have been told that I am a very "crunchy" momma. While, yes, I do subscribe to some of the crunchy momma choices, I never considered myself crunchy. I'm not trying to be eco-friendly. I'm not overly concerned or aware of the chemicals in processed baby food or disposable diapers. I'm not concerned that formula feeding isn't as good for my babies, or that "breast is best" as they say. I'm cheap.
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