I know that grocery stores sell pre-made baby foods, and that may be easier, to just open up a little jar. But you can also make your own and save a fair chunk of change doing it.
All you need is a food processor that will puree the food until it is a smooth, pasty consistency. Then you can take whatever food you are feeding your little one and spoon-feed them.
Our doctor recommended starting with things that are grains (ie: rice cereal) or veggies and add fruits later. He also suggested waiting 3 days between introduction of new foods so that if there is a reaction, you know which food it was. But once you’ve introduced something successfully, you can mix and match however you want.
I even know some moms, who eventually (once the baby has been exposed to all the ingredients) puree whatever they are eating as a family, like spaghetti and other pastas.
Have fun feeding your little ones! 🙂 I can’t wait until we can introduce food to Madeleine.