As your baby gets bigger, you want to take your time making homemade baby food. Your baby will eat much more than the food you put in his or her mouth. You probably won’t be making the same type of food every day, it is best to start out with a small batch of baby foods. In this article, I share a few tips that can help you make great tasting food for your baby at home.
When making homemade food for babies, avoid store bought baby foods. These may contain pesticides and chemicals that you aren’t aware of. These harmful substances are found in many types of fruits and vegetables. To make sure you’re avoiding these toxins, choose fresh fruits and vegetables without scars, blemishes or bruises. Also, opt for organic, unpeeled fruits and vegetables when making homemade baby food.
If you have trouble digesting solids and would prefer something that your baby will eat more of, consider making homemade baby food that is more pureed or less pureed than what the package may say. You can do this by using a food processor, a blender or a food chopper. Pureed food is easier for the baby to take in, digest and absorb. This type of food is also recommended for infants who have trouble absorbing solids.
For new mothers, remember that the majority of breast-feeding babies are fed with formula. Unlike some babies who are given breast milk, formula is often mixed with juices, soups, other fluids or solids. Although it’s still most often given with some additional juice, it is not a pureed food and will need to be mixed to some degree. In fact, most doctors recommend that new mothers feed their babies with blended formulas until they’re able to nurse completely on their own.
There are many choices for baby food blending equipment on the market today. You can find baby food blenders, mini-blenders, whiskers, slotted mixing spoons and more. Whatever you choose, always consider the size of your blender, as well as the capacity and speed of the motor. Always make sure the handle is easy to use and strong enough to provide a durable and powerful blending action.
One of the reasons many new parents think they can’t get started with making homemade baby food is because they don’t know where to get started. They assume they’ll have to start from scratch and either figure everything out or buy a ready made kit. Nothing could be further from the truth! Kits are available in all the popular brands and most retailers carry them. If you’re not sure how to make them, simply look up some of the most popular and successful kits online, and you’ll find exactly what you need to get started and save hundreds of dollars off the shelf!