Different food will take different preparation time. But these are the basic things you need to know when you prepare your baby’s first foods.
According to pediatrician and nutritionist Dr. Carolyn Williams, you have to make puree light and easy.
2. Select the best Phase1 foods for your 4-6 months baby: carrots, sweet potato, avocado and banana. As for green leafy, you can try broccoli and spinach.
3. Once you get home, wash it throughly.
4. Peel the fruits and cut it in cubes.
5. To make the vegetable for instance that you need to pureed tender, you can steam or boil it.
6. Then when it is soft and tender, you can mash it. But if you want a better consistency and you have got your Baby Bullet, then you can process the puree for baby.
7. Then you can also strain it using a sieve to remove some fiber lumps. But you can skip this part altogether if you want your baby to get the benefits of all of those fibers.
8. Store the any excess puree. It is helpful and also healthy to store the puree in a one-meal container. Baby Bullet has storage cups with twisted date dial. Store for another mealtime but do not store it longer than two months!
Here are other storage options you can consider for your excess baby puree:
– Try putting the food into ice cube trays.
– Puree for baby turned into “splats” by putting it in between wax sheets and freezing it. It will last until 3 months.
– Or you can use a reusable Ziplock bags.
– Or you can use specially made for freezer glass jar.
Of all the methods for storing homemade puree for baby food here, I’ve been using the ice cube food tray and the “splats” using cookie wax sheet. It is very convenient and saves your time.
Do you have other ways of storing your baby’s food? You can share in our comments.
Hope you and your baby has a good start. Happy eating!