Make your own babyfoodPosted: March 11, 2009 Filed under: Cooper | Tags: Cooper 2 Comments »
When Cooper was 4 1/2 months old we started to introduce solids. We gave him rice cereal to start. He did not eat much of it at first, maybe only a teaspoon per feeding. Then around 5 months old I started to give him fruits and veggies, which he must have liked because he started to consume a lot more solids (sometimes 4 tablespoons).
Here is a list of all the foods Cooper has tires so far. I have rated each food with stars (3 stars being the most desired by Cooper):
Sweet Potatoes ***
He seems to not really like cereal, peas, or avocado by themselves so I have to “hide” them by mixing them with other foods, which usually ends up being sweet potato or a fruit.
I also make all my own babyfood. I buy organic and then puree it up. Then freeze the batch in ice cube trays. Each ice cube is equal to 1- tablespoon. Then before each feeding you just take out the desired amount of food and warm it up. Simple! It saves money and it is super easy to do. There are two resources that I highly recommend if you are thinking about making your own babyfood: “Top 100 Baby Purees” by Annabel Karmel and the website Wholesome Baby Food. Each gives guidelines for which foods to introduce first and how to prepare the baby puree.
Oh yeah, Ocean really liked avocado mixed with applesauce. He didn’t care for either separate but if I mixed them up then it was devoured.
A. Lynn 😉 Yes, Cooper enjoys avocado mixed with pear or apples. He will on the other hand, eat apples by themselves. Funny how they already have a strong preference for things at such an early age!