Or you may pay a premium when buying "organic" produce, but when you use it to make your own baby food, you've saved tons of money!
Of course, the best deals are the ones that "stack" hidden savings with the more visible type, e.g., you may get a great deal on all-natural applesauce and feed it to your baby (if it only consists of apples and maybe Vitamin C) instead of buying "baby" applesauce in jars.
I made my own baby food last week and I'm pretty proud of myself. Yes, I paid full price for organic apples (one of the "dirty dozen"), but I saved a bunch by avoiding those cute little jars (and it tasted purdy awesome!).
I took a short cut with the carrots and used the "baby-style" ones (not "organic"), so all I had to do was dump them into a pan with some water and let 'em go!
Honestly, peeling 3 pounds of apples wasn't really worth my time. Next time, I'm just going to go "label shopping" and get the adult applesauce with just apples in it.
A friend mentioned that frozen vegetables whirred in the blender makes great baby food. I definitely plan on trying that!
By the way, yesterday, I cut hubby's hair for the first time. I think I did a pretty good job! What's your best "hidden savings" tip? I'd love to hear it!