Do you buy organic baby food? Apparently, the sales of organic baby food has increased by 55% while the sales of regular jarred baby food has decreased. It definitely is nice to know organic food is free of pesticides, but there has been no definitive research to show it's healthier.
We just watched a recent Today Show episode on the myriad of choices for today's parents over at iVillage.com.
One mother in the video commented that she just didn't feel right purchasing jars of food that sit on a shelf for 2-3 years and could be older than her baby. Good point!
Today there are actually personal baby chefs that will prepare fresh organic meals for your baby. There's even a "Baby Food Tasting Room" at Homemade Baby in LA. Babies can try free samples of their newest creations.
But they also demonstrate how it's fairly simple to make your own baby food. Boil some sweet potatoes, peel them, and mash them with a little cinnamon. Throw some peas in the food processor with a little mint and water. Sounds simple right?
Everyone agrees, the most important thing is to be sure baby gets a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and a variety of tastes. If you can't buy everything organic, be sure to stay away from what has been called "The Dirty Dozen" in recent years. You can find that list right here.