So I hurry to the produce where I see that all organic produce is 50% off! So I grab everything I could possibly make baby food out of. I got sweet potatoes, butternut squash, zucchini, and carrots. Not to mention white potatoes for us!
I also went to the baby aisle, to find that the Gerber organics are $1.25 for Stage 1 (2 pack), and $1.45 (for 2) for Stage 2. Picked up a bunch of those too, for upcoming trips on planes.
So I thought I would break down the cost after I made the sweet potatoes, since I bought those fresh and "jarred".
So even though everything was on sale, I figure it's comparable since the fresh and jarred was on sale.
Here's the breakdown. A serving is described as 1 oz apparently.
Gerber Organics- .20 cents per serving
Homemade Organics- .06 cents per serving (Ummmm, and I ate some before I froze it, so it would have been less....)
Anyways, let's say your child eats a modest 6 oz of fruits or veggies (Mine eats way less than this now, but I know some kids eat more) a day, taken with this figure in mind, here is your monthly savings (4 week period).
Gerber Organics- $33.60 a month
Homemade organics- $10.08
That's over $20 a month in savings!! And I think it would be more if I weren't so anal about organic. So who knows how much it would be if you just got regular!
Anyways, just a reason why I am so gung ho about this homemade baby food thing, one reason of many!