This post is a little overdue but I just have been so busy going to doctor’s appointments, nap training, physical therapy, etc. I haven’t had much time to write but I want to share about what I’m doing about solid food for Roo.
At her six month appointment in December, the pediatrician said that we could start to feed her solids in a few weeks. So, at the end of January, we tried it! Roo had been expressing interest in food for a couple of weeks. She sat and watched me eat and drink very closely. We knew it was time. When she first tried it, she was a little more than seven months old and her adjusted age was about five and a half months.
Her first solid was Plum Organics Oatmeal cereal. She didn’t like it too much the first time. But, she loved eating. So, we kept at it. We tried the oatmeal for three days and then introduced mashed banana. I bought organic bananas and let them ripen until there were spots on them so she had an extra mushy and sweet taste of banana. I’m not surprised but banana is her most favorite food to date.
She’s been eating solids for about a month. I started out only giving her it once a day but now we are up to twice a day – before her mid-day nap around 10:30 am and then after her afternoon nap around 4pm. She loves eating!
In order, we have given her:
- Plum Organics Oatmeal
- Organic Bananas
- Applesauce – I baked organic apples and then mashed them to a textured puree
- Organic Carrots – steamed and then mashed
- Organic Sweet Potatoes – baked and then mashed
I think we will try organic avocado next!
I love making her food. It takes no time at all and is so easy for me to do. I either steam or bake the item and then mash it up using my hand blender. I freeze the food into cubes and then the next day I put the frozen cubes into snack bags that are placed into a larger freezer bag. I wish there were BPA freezer bags but I haven’t found any.
Do you make your little ones food? If so, what are your favorite recipes? How do you store your baby food that you’ve made? If you don’t make your own food, which brand baby food do you use? I know I will need to use prepared food at some point and I want to know which are the best ones to try!