When I look back over the course of how things have changed or progressed for each of my children, I am constantly amazed. Maybe it is the fact that you do things a little bit differently with your third kid versus your first. Things aren't as trivial and you don't stress about every little detail. With my first child, I read every book, I tried many techniques and looking back I made things pretty complicated on myself. I made cute little onesies, I cloth diapered with homemade detergent, and I made my own baby food that I froze in ice cube trays.
With my second child I was back to work full-time and did not have the time to devote to scrubbing diapers or making baby food, especially when there were perfectly acceptable choices available in my grocery store. 4-5 years ago, there was still a big difference in what types of food were available for my son. If I wanted something with minimal processing or preservative free I had to buy organic. Pouches of food were just beginning to appear on shelves, but they were SO expensive and a bit limited in what they offered.
With baby number three, perhaps I have just learned to go with the flow a bit more, or maybe things have progressed and since made things easier. Baby food is available with minimal ingredients and processing and also free of GMO's, which I am not even sure if that was a big deal 5+ years ago? I'm no longer forced to scrape lumpy peas out of my food processor (Mine never looked as nice as the image below!) or revert to brands of food with mystery ingredients.
So that you can try a few new selections for your baby, I am having a giveaway for a $50 gift card! All you have to do to enter is comment below on "what you have learned being a mom." and your email address. That's it! A winner will be chosen at random on October 5th. Spread the word!!