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Would you buy PUREES BY POST?

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EmilyElizabethHenryMum Wed 02-Sep-09 14:47:21

I've always cooked eveything for my babies and I'm pretty sure I've nailed it when it comes to weaning babies. Pulses, legumes, meats, fishes, all veg and all but two fruit. They have had a totally aditive, e-number and sugar free diet and express no interest in anything from a packet! So I was wondering about sharing my knowledge through ready meals. I mean proper ones. Even from the puree stage. Lets face it, not everyone is as lucky as me as my husband kindly supports me while I be a stay at home mum til they go to school, so I have time to cook proper healthy well balanced diets. Do you think anyone would buy such thing as a selection of 12 mixed purees? It takes a lot of time just to make one sweet potato puree! A weeks worth of microwave meals from fish pie to beef stew maybe? I cook for my brother's baby as both parents work and I cant bear to see him shovelling in the overprocessed under-nutritional bland rubbish in jars. Anyone tempted? I guess I'd use an overnight service and send frozen foods and I know I'd have to get my health and safety formalised but surely its a good idea?... healthy microwave meals or purees for busy parents to give to babies?

tiredemma Wed 02-Sep-09 14:49:07

I wouldn't use it- I just used to mash everything up. Bish bash bosh.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 02-Sep-09 14:50:28

We didn't do purees, DS just ate what we did from 6 months onwards. So no, I wouldn't use it.

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Wed 02-Sep-09 14:50:50

no i wouldn't.

ruddynorah Wed 02-Sep-09 14:51:01

i wouldn't. but then i didn't do purees and just gave what we were having.

MamaG Wed 02-Sep-09 14:52:04

No, sorry I wouldn't

MrsBadger Wed 02-Sep-09 14:55:14

dear god no

apart from the fact that they don't need purées at all, I think you might find the market has already been cornered by (eg) Truuly Scrumptious, So-baby, Kiddies Kitchen, Baby Deli, Pickle & Pod, Tiny Olive, Baby Food Express etc etc

ruddynorah Wed 02-Sep-09 14:56:19

cornered?! swamped perhaps?

noodlesoup Wed 02-Sep-09 15:14:09

I wouldn't. Its not really cost effective I don't think. You need to be at home to get a frozen delvery so you would have time to cook anyway. Mine had purees but only for maybe a month or so then they just had whatever we were having mushed up. Probably the parents who are concerned about their dcs diet are reasonable at cooking and eat a good diet themselves anyway. I did give my dcs the occasional jar when we were out and give them frozen meals now sometimes but not often enough to justify having to get them from a special place with overnight delivery rather than from the supermarket. What I would be more interested in it microwavable meals that I can put in a flask for dcs lunch at school as I only give them a couple of variations of rice and pasta but I don't think that is something you could make a business out of because most people give sandwiches for packed lunch and even someone who gave hot food 80% of the time might end up only buying about 40 meals a year to complement their own cooking.

PuppyMonkey Wed 02-Sep-09 15:18:01

The woman who runs Tiny Olive is a friend of mine... hers are dead nice... smile

CarmenSanDiego Wed 02-Sep-09 15:22:14

Nope, sorry... I've done BLW with dc3 and wouldn't go back to jars/purees now. Now... a snack box with strips of avocado, cheese, strawberries etc. might be more interesting!

arabicabean Wed 02-Sep-09 16:00:13

Emily - There are plenty of firms doing organic food for babies and toddlers by post.
What would you be offering that is not currently available? You are indeed lucky to have a husband that kindly supports you, allowing you to cook healthy well balanced diets, but I don't think that this alone is the basis for a business venture.
Sweet potato puree was on my lunch menu today. I found it quick to do (peel, boil and mash) not much to it really. I don't understand how it can be all that time consuming.

PrincessToadstool Wed 02-Sep-09 16:24:18

Uh, many of us cook(ed) proper homemade food whilst working hmm

BornToFolk Wed 02-Sep-09 16:29:53

My DP was very lucky indeed to have me at home supporting him and providing childcare for DS, so that he could go out to work. hmm And believe it or not, now that we're both working, we still manage to mostly cook from scratch.

No, I wouldn't buy mail order purees. We did puree-wean (what is the right term for that?!) DS but I personally didn't find it took that much time to make puree and probably cost about a tenth of what you'd charge.

FlamingoBingo Wed 02-Sep-09 16:32:57

Nope. Purees are a waste of time and effort. My babies have all just eaten what we've eaten in the form we've eaten it!

Sorry!

CarmenSanDiego Wed 02-Sep-09 17:08:26

Nope, sorry... I've done BLW with dc3 and wouldn't go back to jars/purees now. Now... a snack box with strips of avocado, cheese, strawberries etc. might be more interesting!

llareggub Wed 02-Sep-09 17:16:12

No, I wouldn't.

If you decide to go ahead with it you might want to think of another way of putting your point across. Being so overtly critical of jarred food and working mothers is not exactly the best way to win friends and influence people.

It really isn't that hard to work full-time and good food from scratch either.

iwantitnow Wed 02-Sep-09 21:12:30

There is no gap in the market.

PDR Wed 02-Sep-09 22:35:22

I would yes (I am super lazy!) but agree that there are other people already doing the exact same thing so I am not sure it's such a good business venture unless you concentrate on the local market.

Do you live in an affluent area? As many ppl have said it's not necessarily people who work full time but more ppl with money to burn (or lazy like me).

Personally I would prefer to buy this kind of product locally than by post...

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