There comes a time when babies can slowly start ingesting solid and homemade food. During that time, it's important to start thinking about how to feed a baby? Especially what foods you'll be feeding your baby when they start eating solid foods.
Many safe premade options are available, such as the different kinds of organic baby food. However, for mothers who want to understand exactly what goes in their child's mouth, organic, home-cooked baby food is a common option — and preparing it might be simpler than you think.
The advantages for parents feeding homemade food include:
They are well-informed about what they are feeding their child.
It is less expensive than purchasing pre-packaged foods (although some parents note that this is not always the case).
Instead of depending on the flavours selected by manufacturers, they may select their own fruits, vegetables, and other foods for purees. Melons and avocados aren't included in the baby food portion of the store.
It allows the baby to become used to consuming the same foods as the rest of the family, but in puree form.
What Are Other Pointers To Keep In Mind?
Any parent who has tried and failed to make homemade baby food point out the following drawbacks:
The passage of time: Making and preparing a large number of small servings of homemade baby food requires time. Purchasing prepackaged servings saves time.
Convenience: This is essential. Pre-measured and ready-to-serve baby foods are available in prepackaged form.
Storage: Storing is an important aspect for home-made food. Homemade baby foods are more likely to spoil and need refrigeration, which may take up space in your fridge or freezer if you prepare a large batch ahead of time. Prepackaged baby foods don't need to be kept in the refrigerator before they're opened.
Dinner Sets: Getting yourself a nice set of bamboo dinner sets can make a big difference for you. It makes dinnertime easy, without you having to scramble for cutlery to serve your little one. Bamboo sets are a great option because:
- Bamboo fibre is an environmentally friendly and healthy material.
- A sturdy bamboo segmented dinner plate is featured in this fun children dinner collection.
- Flexible and powerful
- Child's plate, mug, spoon, bowl, and fork are all included in the package.
6 Simple Steps to Making Baby Food
Hands and appliances should be washed and rinsed.
Fruits and vegetables should be scrubbed and peeled.
Until tender, bake, roast, steam or microwave (the latter preserve the most nutrients).
If the child can tolerate further texture, puree in a hand blender with some fluid (water, breast milk, or even formula).
Place in sealed bags or containers in the fridge or freezer. (Packaged infant food can be kept in the cupboard before they're opened; homemade baby foods can't as they're fresh.)
When it's time to eat, reheat and set aside to cool.
With these pointers, you can easily make the transition from liquids to solids with ease.
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