Are you considering making your little one’s food from scratch? It is SO easy and rewarding. I’ve made both of my boys their food from day 1. Here are some of the reasons why…
It is more affordable.
There are no recalls.
It is more nutrient dense. Commercial foods are cooked at high temperatures and lose value.
It tastes WAY better.
I love adding greens to almost everything.
Wondering where to begin? Here is where I started. www.wholesomebabyfood.com Everything you need to know, is covered there.
Some tips I’ve learned along the way:
-You don’t need fancy food containers or a baby food blender. The blender you already have will likely do. I use small glass pyrex containers to carry his food when we are on the go. You can even use an old commercial baby food jar.
-I make large batches on the weekends. I keep out enough to last the week, in a glass container in the refrigerator , and I freeze the remainder in an ice cube tray, to be used later.
-If your baby isn’t ready for solids, don’t push it. I started Corbin( my now 3 year old) at 5 months. He had issues with constipation no matter what I tried. Now, knowing more and looking back, I should have waited longer. His body was just not ready. Gavin( my now 10 month old) wasn’t on solids until he was 7.5 months. I tried at 6 months and he had the same issues, so I gave it more time. When we tried again at 7.5 months, there were no problems! Listen to your baby’s body. Their gut health is SO important. An unhealthy gut can cause ALL kinds of problems big and small, later.
-The “P” foods. Peas, prunes, pears, plums, peaches.. am I forgetting any? Anyways, they are are great for constipation if the problem ever arises. If it continues, question any changes in diet that may be causing the problem.
When you start trying solids, if your baby keeps pushing the food back out:
1. It may be too soon
2. It may not be the right desired texture. Try adding liquid or making it thicker. It could be the difference!
-If you make enough to freeze, fill ice cube trays, once they’re frozen, pop them into ziplock freezer bags. Back into the freezer they go. Each cube is about 1oz.
-Make sure to wash your fruits and veggies well first! I have a little DIY veggie wash for that.
-Most of all remember you are doing an amazing job! Have fun on this journey called motherhood. <3