Parents, listen up. The baby food industry is (and has been) a bit of a mess for years now. A congressional investigation was released yesterday detailing levels of heavy metals found in four very popular baby food brands and the fact that those products were still sold to parents — and consumed by babies.
There’s a lot to unpack here (read more at cnn.com). Bottom line, if you’re feeding a kiddo under age two, with a rapidly developing brain, be aware that “Baby food ingredients in certain products contained up to 91 times the inorganic arsenic level, up to 177 times the lead level, up to 69 times the cadmium level, and up to five times the mercury level allowed in bottled water, the report said, yet the companies still approved those products for sale.”
According to CNN, making homemade food for your little one is an excellent way to control exposure to pesticides and other contaminants. Parent’s cannot completely eliminate exposure to heavy metals since they’re commonly found in our environment.
If you’re grinding peas or bananas with a fork, it’s time for an upgrade. Amazon’s best-selling baby food maker is 20% off, right now. It blends, grinds, purees and steams food for under $100.
What sets this baby food maker apart from other brands? It reheats, defrosts, sanitizes, and gives parents the control over consistency with the touch of a button. Plus, the stirring cup is dishwasher safe. That means less time spent on clean-up and more time with your little one.
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