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How Much Baby Food Purees Cost

Baby Purees! Per Ounce Price of Popular Brands

Where's the eats? Once baby gets the OK to have more than breast milk or formula, fruit and veggie purees quickly become a household staple to satiate wee appetites. Some tots can consume quite a bit, so we've run the numbers on how much it costs.

  • Gerber 1st Foods Applesauce — 16 (2.5-ounce tubs for $10.49) = 26 cents per ounce
  • Plum Organics Just Fruit Apples — six (3.17-ounce pouches of $7.29) = 38 cents per ounce
  • Ella's Kitchen Organic Baby Food Stage 1 Apples — seven (3.5-ounce pouches for $12.50) = 51 cents per ounce
  • Sprout Organic Stage 1 Roasted Apples — 12 (3.5-ounce pouches for $12.99) = 30.9 cents per ounce
  • Earth's Best 1st Foods Apples — 12 (2.5-ounce jars for $7.99) = 26.6 cents per ounce

Caring for baby can cost a bundle! Check out all our It Adds Up! coverage.

MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I bought the jars with my first because they were so cute and I was totally sleep deprived even then, still only getting 2 hours or so every 4-6 hours, so it was easier. With my son, I can't wait to start making it from scratch. Only 2 more months!
chicagojlo chicagojlo 7 years
I made all my first baby's food, I would spend a couple of hours every few weeks doing it then freeze it into ice-cube trays. The cubes were then stored in ziploc bags in the freezer and defrosted as needed. I could even create custom flavors with this!
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
agreed! make your own! so much cheaper and doesn't take as much time as you'd think!
Niami Niami 7 years
I've been making my own organic baby food. I haven't bothered to check the actual savings, but I do know that my grocery bill was much less once I started doing it myself! Making the food myself doesn't take as much time as I had though and my son loves everything but the broccoli (Unless the broccoli is on my plate, then he eats it up!).
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