Is making baby food worth it financially?
- one ice cube=1 oz
- 3.5 oz = one individual pack of Gerber baby food
- one individual pack = $ 0.55
- Abby eats about 3 packs a day, which is 90 packs a month.
About a month ago at Walmart, I spent:
$3.11 on one butternut squash. It yielded 40 oz, which is equal to 11.5 individual packs. Would’ve spent $6.33 on Gerber. Let’s see how much it’d cost for a month. Homemade= $24.34; Gerber= $49.50, which is 2.04 times as much as homemade.
$1.68 on one bag of fresh carrots (you could also get a pack of frozen carrots). It yielded 24 oz, which is equal to 6.8 individual packs. We would’ve spent $3.74 on Gerber. Homemade= $22.26; Gerber= $49.50, which is 2.23 times as much.
$0.70 on one sweet potato. It yielded 12 oz, which is equal to almost 3.5 individual packs. We would’ve spent $1.93 on Gerber. Homemade= $18; Gerber= $49.50, which is 2.75 times as much.
$1.61 on 2 pears. It yielded 10 oz, which equals 3 individual packs. We would’ve spent $1.65 on Gerber. Homemade= $48.30; Gerber= $49.50. Not worth it.
Note: this was my first attempt at making baby food, so I wasn’t exactly sure what I was doing and may not have added enough water. I know I didn’t add enough to the squash.
Come back for “Tipster Tuesday” to get tips on making baby food.