My children are 15, 10, 5 and 1. This means that I have spaced out my need for baby things by 4 or 5 years at a time. The breaks in between my need for baby items has made the rise in baby marketing very clear for me to see. Babies actually need very little that is different than the rest of the whole foods family but every time I have had another baby I have noticed more and more completely unnecessary products.
Baby oatmeal is the one I will tackle today. This is how I make it…
I have added freeze dried strawberries, peaches, and bananas. Peaches are Luke’s favorite. I have also added a bit of vanilla almond milk, which he loves. But many times I have just fed him this. No extra packaging or preservative ingredients are needed so he will eat and love it. It’s just food. Real, whole, good for you (and for baby) food. Nothing is required for the sweetness to shine through!
(BTW, this is great for instant oatmeal for camping trips too! You can add dried milk and a little superfine sugar if you want it exactly like store bought.)