3 Things to Think About Before Introducing Solids
Arianny from Baby Prep Sundays stopped by this week to share tips for starting solids.
Hey moms and dads! So you are in your kitchen ready to prepare some food for your baby? If so, are you truly prepared? Do you know what you will make? Do you have something to puree it with? Where will you store it? These are all answers you will need before you get into the kitchen. But don't worry, here are some guidelines to help you:
- What Food to Make: If your baby is just starting solids, this should be very easy. Pick one fruit or veggie and make a batch of it because you will need to feed it to your baby for a few days to make sure he/she doesn't have an allergic reaction. If your baby is older and ready for combinations, research recipes or look to combinations sold by baby food companies for inspiration.
- How to Make Baby Food: There are 2 things you will need to cook most baby food: a steamer, and a blender of some sort. There are lots of great products out there that will do just that. As for steamers, I like to use a simple steam baske. I have personally used the very famous Baby Bullet, the KidCo system and The Ninja.
- Where to Store Baby Food: Finally, there are many ways to store baby food. The most popular being silicone freezer trays. While it's an excellent choice, you should always have some other options when preparing a large batch of food. Recycled baby food jars, left over breast milk bags and ziplock bags just to name a few. However, one of the better options is reusable food pouches. The 3.4 oz pouches from Little Green Pouch is the ideal size when starting solids and it also doubles as a way to serve the food.
So there you have it, a couple things to think about before you start preparing solid food to introduce to your baby. Do the research before starting so you feel confident and don’t get overwhelmed. Just remember to keep it simple until you are ready to make large batches. Happy cooking, moms and dads!
Arianny Rodriguez is creator of www.BabyPrepSundays.com. It is a place for moms and dads are encouraged to make their own organic, homemade baby food. Check out the delicious recipes, genius storage ideas, samples of meal preps from real parents and much more at www.babyprepsundays.com.
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