Monday, September 5, 2011
Baby Food Happenings!
First off, i have to admit, I LOVE MAKING MY OWN BABY FOOD! ITs so fresh, so pure, and really not even an extra chore. I usually go to wholesomebabyfood for a refrence and to make sure what i am giving is okay.
Luz is at 5.5 months now and really has days where she loves to eat and other days when she really could care less.
I need to invest in a food steamer to really steam my foods, for now they are just boiled in a bit of water, or makes, or raw. My sister in law gave me a baby bullet and its perfect for making and storing food.
I have seen alot of post latley with people like me who ARENT doing BLW, the hot new fad. honestly, i had thought about it, but gagging babies and me just dont mix, so puress it is. I am going to try to clear up the "how do i begin deeding" question for everyone here.
I never started with rice cereal. The first food Luz ever had was sweet potato at 4 months. She was not ready and got gas...well at least when i read her mind thats what i assume. so i didnt offer and waited till a little over 5 months when she was practically trying to steal food from me.
We did the sweet potatoe baked, whiped through the Bullet in a bit of water and that was it! I began by offering her 1 TBS, once a day. I do try to keep the 4 days rule, but i am already giving that up.
After she was finishing 1 tbs once a day, i increased it to 1 tbs twice a day. I offer her some fruit in the morning and then a vegi at dinner time. Sometimes she finishes it all, and sometimes she doesnt. I almost ALWAYS need to thicken it, and use the Earths Best baby cereal. Although today i am going to make my own barley cereal to begin using.
I have added cinnamon and nutmeg to some foods. mainly carrots. I do notice though that she gets pink around the mouth with the cinnamon, i dont think its an allergic reaction, more of an irritation from it touching her face.
Here is the list that she has eaten. Please if you have any questions, leave a comment and let me know!
avacodo (wasnt a fan)