How to Start Solid Foods for Baby

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Start Solid Foods for Baby

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Growing up, my mother always made sure to feed us with a variety of healthy foods. she was trying to include delicious yet nourishing foods in our diet. (which I am always thankful for). She was a working mama but found a time to cook real food for the family from scratch with organic ingredients. As a new mom myself, right when My baby was almost six months old and wanted to start her first bite of food, I started thinking about how I can incorporate healthy nutrients in her food lifestyle. Am I feeding her enough? Is she getting all the nutrients she needs?

Which foods are the best and which should I avoid. Introducing Solid Foods to a baby is an exciting milestone. There are no hard rules for baby first foods. The most important thing is to offer various products such as vegetables, fruits, and meats to get your baby used to various tastes. I have to confess that I was a little bit overwhelmed and confused about how to start. I started researching for months, looking for the best organic baby food and how to starts solid foods for her and, I found a book named "The Big Book Of Organic Food" by "Stephanie Middleberg." I finally decided to purchase this book, and I am so glad that I did.

Homemade organic food is the only way to ensure that your baby is eating the healthiest and cleanest food possible. This book gives tips on preparing, steam, and freeze baby food and the author explains everything about what your baby should eat at each stage.

The author shares nutritional advice, parental advice, and more than 230 easy recipes for babies, toddlers, and families. When I cook homemade food for my baby, I know what exact ingredients are in the food. It doesn't have any additives, sugars, as store-bought foods. We need to know that the only secret is cooking ( steam) the food thoroughly and tossing the ingredients in the blender. We can start with a very smooth texture and thin consistency pure and then thicker and texture pure as the baby grows. When I started solid foods for Eva, I didn't want to freeze food for her, and I wanted to cook daily and provide fresh pure for her, but at the time, I was so sleep-deprived and exhausted so I couldn't even think about how to manage my time to provide fresh food for her every single day. I was Exclusively breastfeeding, she was cluster feeding most of the time, I didn't have any help around, My husband was working full time, and I was alone all by myself with so many tasks to tackle. I promised myself to cook fresh organic homemade food until she can start eating the family meal.

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Based on 'The Big Book Of Organic Baby Food,' I started solid foods with a 6-weeks food schedule as my guide. The week first, I started with avocado puree. I gave my baby each new vegetables for two days. In this way, I could look for any sign of Food Allergies.

THE 6 WEEKS BABY FOOD SCHEDULE GUIDE

BASED ON "THE BIG BOOK OF ORGANIC BABY FOOD"

Week 1:

Day 1 Avocado Puree

Day 2 Avocado Puree

Day 3 Avocado Puree

Day 4 Sweet Potato Puree

Day 5 Sweet Potato Puree

Day 6 Sweet Potato Puree

Day 7 Carrot Puree

Week 2:

Day 1 Carrot Puree

Day 2 Carrot Puree

Day 3 Banana Puree

Day 4 Banana Puree

Day 5 Banana Puree

Day 6 Avocado and Banana Puree

Day 7 Avocado and Banana Puree

Week 3

Day 1 Avocado and Banana Puree

Day 2 Sweet Potato & Spinach Puree

Day 3 Sweet Potato & Spinach Puree

Day 4 Sweet Potato & Spinach Puree

Day 5 Pea Puree

Day 6 Pea & Carrot Puree

Day 7 Pea & Carrot Puree

Week 4

Day 1 Meal 1: Beat Puree

Meal 2: Avocado & Banana Puree

Day 2 Meal 1: Mix Beet Puree & Carrot Puree

Meal 2: Mix Avocado Puree & Spinach Puree

Day 3 Meal 1: Beet Puree

Meal 2: Pea Puree

Day 4 Meal 1: Apple Puree

Meal 2: Mix Pea Pure & Avocado Puree

Day 5 Meal 1: Mix Apple Puree & Carrot puree

Meal 2: Sweet Potato & Spinach pure

Day 6 Meal 1: Oat & Banana Puree

Meal 2: Mix Sweet Potato Puree & Pea Puree

Day 7 Meal 1: Mix Oat Cereal & Apple Puree

Meal 2: Avocado Puree

Day 4 Sweet Potato & Spinach Puree

Day 5 Pea Puree

Day 6 Pea & Carrot Puree

Day 7 Pea & Carrot Puree

Stage 1

6 Months

Single Ingredients Pure

  • Carrot Pure:

Foods need to be thin at this stage, so you can mix the purees with breast milk, formula, or water for the desired consistency.

In a medium saucepan, bring about 1 inch of water to a simmer. Next, add the carrots and Cover steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer the carrots to a blender and puree until smooth.

Stage 2: Smooth Combination Purees

6 TO 8 MONTHS

It's time to have fun with combinations. If your baby has tried two different purees separately a few times and not reacted to either, you can mix them up. As you approach the eight months mark, experiment with slightly less smooth purees.

Pea and Carrot Puree :

There is a reason this veggie combo is an American classic. It is high in protein and fiber for healthy muscle growth and digestion, and it contains vitamins A, B, and C.

Combine the Purees in a small bowl. Mix them well with a spoon. If needed, thin the puree with breast milk, formula, or water to achieve the desired consistency.

Certainly, It will take time for the baby to feel comfortable with the new routine. All these new feelings are exciting and also new—the feel of a spoon in his mouth and the flavors and tastes of different foods. Therefore takes everything simple and make it fun for them and yourself.

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