The global baby food industry is expected to generate sales of more than $13 billion a year by 2015, and if you're a new mom there's a good chance you'll make a contribution - to the tune of about $100 a month once your baby starts eating solid foods.
Baby Food Costs
Let's put that into context. Prices and babies vary, but $100 is the average cost of feeding a baby for a month at $1 per four-ounce jar - a conservative estimate for "good" store-bought baby food.
Compare Sage Spoonfuls: A company created by a mom for moms, Sage Spoonfuls provides every tool new moms need to make their own baby food at a fraction of the cost of store-bought brands:
- • Immersion blenders w/ processor and mixer attachments
- • On-The-Go baby food coolers and freezer packs
- • Baby food storage trays and containers
- • Recipes books
- • Diaper bags
These items are sold separately or in packages that make them even more competitive with the costs of store-bought baby food. One recent estimate by finance servicer Mint puts the average savings of homemade vs. store-bought baby food at more than $400 a year - a 45% savings when using organic foods.
Baby Food Ingredients
Simply put, there is no way to guarantee what they put in those jars and many well-known brands contain preservatives and fillers that are of no benefit to your baby. Many manufacturers also superheat the food to kill bacteria, often vaporizing vital nutrients in the process.
Moreover, just because something is all-natural doesn't mean it's all there. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reports that while claims of "natural ingredients" in store-bought baby foods are accurate, name-brand manufacturers use water and thickening agents to dilute the food.
Compare Sage Spoonfuls: You always know exactly what's in your baby's food, because you're in control. That's peace of mind you can't buy in any store, and it'll probably make you feel better to know you're more actively participating in your baby's nutrition.
Baby Food Prep Time
Common sense tells you that it's going to take longer to make your baby's food than to buy it at the grocery, but that's only assuming your trip to the grocery isn't primarily driven by the need for baby food.
It also assumes too much when it comes to making and storing the food in the first place, especially when you have everything you need right at your fingertips.
Compare Sage Spoonfuls: Any one of several package options will give you everything you need to start making natural, nutritious baby food at home right away, from the containers, labels and blenders to the storage trays and handy recipe books filled with delicious baby food ideas.
Sage Spoonfuls is more than a product line - it's a system designed for parents on the go who are just as busy as you are. You'll probably notice very quickly that using this system will save you time as well as money, all while doing something amazing for your baby.
ATG Stores is proud to partner with Sage Spoonfuls, and together are committed to delivering the highest quality products when it comes to your baby's nutrition.