Starting baby on their first foods is exciting, but admittedly, it’s a bit stressful. You don’t know how they will react to new foods. Will they be allergic to the food? Will it upset their digestion? I remember wanting to sit in an emergency room parking lot the first couple of times we gave peanut butter to Lyla! Just in case. You might be wondering if you have all of the tools you’ll need to make homemade baby food and how do you even transition to that point?
There is so much to think about when it comes to feeding your baby: how to deal with picky eaters, finding healthy baby food recipes, and even figuring out the high chair situation. When we went through this with Lyla, I remember being asked a lot, “what recipes do you use to make baby food?” None really. While there is one recipe posted below (for a more advanced eater), whole foods are the perfect choice for first foods, even after you’ve passed the “first foods” stage. Teaching your child to understand the flavor of singular foods is important. Masking the taste of a veggie in a fruity blend may set you up for a picky eater later on. Children should know what an egg yolk, avocado, and beef tastes like.
Below are some of my favorite posts on anything related to feeding baby from some real food bloggers I love. Plus a few of our own.
7 Ways to Inspire Adventurous and Healthy Eaters
Baby Led Weaning
Grain-free Oatmeal Recipe
We Stopped Using a Highchair
5 Children’s Books for Raising a Foodie
Baby Food Making Mama
Healthy Eco-friendly Baby Food
Make Your Own Homemade Baby Food
Why Your Baby Should Not Eat Cereal!
Why Start Solids at 4 to 6 Months
Moms – what did you feed your babes for first foods?
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