I am a big fan of traditional weaning and all three of my children have had homemade baby puree. I’m well rehearsed in making baby puree so I thought I would share my top tips with you.
Make a meal plan – knowing what meals you need to have on hand for the week is essential so you can cook them in advance and prepare.
Batch cook – set aside an evening or two and cook up some dishes in bulk. You can freeze these in cubes and it is so easy to defrost them quickly and feed them to your baby.
Freeze in small portions – Use silicone trays to freeze food into small portions for your baby. Once they have frozen you can pop them out into labelled bags for easy storage. We have these Nuby ones now but used ice cube trays when he was very small and still for fruit portions to be mixed with breakfast or yoghurt.
Steam – Invest in a steamer – a steamer will help the vegetables you are using to retain all their nutrients. I am a huge fan of the Babymoov NutriBaby which steams, blends (and a whole lot more).
Blend – A hand blender or special baby blender like above is essential. Adjust the texture of the puree by blending it more or less according to the stage your baby is at.
Reheat – ensure that you thoroughly reheat your baby’s food so it is piping hot and then leave it to cool to the right temperature. Always throw away any that is not eaten.
Most of all have fun! Weaning is an exciting time and I love seeing what new foods my baby comes to enjoy!
Disclosure – I was given the Babymoov Nutribaby as part of my collaboration as Babymoov Ambassadors. All opinions are honest and my own.