I sprung out of bed and went to the kitchen to examine the labels of the foods we just bought for him and in plain text it was confirmed: 11 grams of sugar, 17 grams of sugar, 12 grams of sugar per serving. UGH!! The guilt of my irresponsibility immediately sunk in. How could I be so naive as to trust baby food to be healthy simply because it is organic? Obviously I feel like a fool. I went back to bed with a new attitude. Though I realize fruit has a lot of sugar in it, these little convenient pouches have no place in my babies diet or my kitchen. I refuse to raise Dylan on sugar whether it's from fruit or not, period.
I woke up this morning determined to come up with a new menu plan. During my quest I stumbled upon a great blog that talks about how much sugar is recommended per day as well as the hidden sugars in children's foods. I also found a very useful menu chart from another website that acts as a fantastic guideline for feeding your baby based on their age. As parents we would never blindly trust a stranger with our child's well-being so why would we take that same risk with their food? From here on out I will strictly prepare Dylan's food myself. Lesson learned!