We are now at the six month mark, and I don't know where time has gone. I love nothing more knowing exactly what my son is eating, and knowing what has been put into it. Of course in the early stages there isn't much to mix together. or experiment with. I usually just multitask by prepping everything as I cook dinner, while my son is bouncing in his chair. In the beginning I was buying Gerber, and once I was finished with the containers I would place them in the dishwasher, and I also purchased some baby storage containers as well.
Beginner foods I use: remember not to experiment with spices yet, keep the flavors mild.
- Sweet potato
If certain fruits are not in season, I will purchase canned and I will rinse them in a strainer really well.
You will need:
- Storage containers
- food processor
- your mixing preference (breast milk, formula, water, baby apple juice)
- Steamer (if you have one- my rice cooker has one)
Most the time I will peel the skin off, and steam the fruit or veggies to soften it, Then place it in the food processor, add a small amount of liquid. Blend until completely smooth, pour evenly into clean containers. I will store everything in the freezer, until we are ready to use, I will move it to the fridge the day before