Organic baby food is expensive, yes I agree with you there. However I believe it is worth every penny but I know only too well that when you are down to only one wage whilst on maternity leave, money gets tight!
When trying to fit organic eating for you and your baby into your budget, there are some ways to make your dollars go further. While they may be a little more trouble than just buying conventional foods, the hassle is definitely worth it for your baby’s health.
Whether you buy your organic produce online or at your local farmers market, check around for the best prices.
Big supermarket chains are also starting to offer more organic choices especially with things like pre-made baby food and frozen foods. So check for the items you use at a discount or grocery store before looking at more expensive options (but be careful as big stores’ organic foods may not be as fresh & good quality as a small, local supplier). russian grocery store
Buy in Bulk
The more you buy the more you save. So, stock up on things you use in a lot of recipes and look for frozen bulk produce online or in your local store, just make sure to use it all or freeze it to avoid wastage.
Saving leftovers that your baby doesn’t eat can make a big difference in your budget.
Make sure that you spoon out a portion into a separate container before feeding your baby. Always dispose of food that is left in the container your baby ate out of. Bacteria from their mouth can cause serious illness or food poisoning if the food is reused later.
Make Your Own
You can make your own food for much cheaper than you can buy pre-made food. Rely on pre-made food as a supplement when you are on the go or have one of those days when you’re overwhelmed. Give yourself a break every now and then. You don’t have to be perfect all the time!
Price Comparison: Organic vs. Conventional Foods
The best way to save on organic baby food is by making your own. Take a look at this comparison chart to see the differences in cost between conventional, pre-made organic and homemade organic baby foods.