How to Start Solid Foods for Baby
Updated: May 20, 2022
Growing up, my mother always made sure to feed us with a variety of healthy foods. she was trying to include delicious yet nourishing foods in our diet. (which I am always thankful for). She was a working mama but found a time to cook real food for the family from scratch with the organic ingredients. As a new mom myself right when Eva was almost six months old and wanted to start her first bite of food, I started thinking about how I can incorporate healthy nutrients in her food lifestyle. Am I feeding her enough? Is she getting all the nutrients she needs?
Which foods are the best and which should I avoid. Introducing Solid Foods to a baby is an exciting milestone. There are no hard rules for baby first foods. The most important thing is to offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and meats in any order to get your baby used to different tastes. I have to admit I was a little bit overwhelmed and confused about how to start. I started researching for months, looking for the best organic baby food and how to starts solid foods for her and, I found a book named The big book of Organic Baby Food by "Stephanie Middleberg". I finally decided to purchase this book, and I am so glad that I did.
Homemade organic food is the only way to ensure that your baby is eating the healthiest and cleanest food possible. This book gives tips on how to prepare, steam, and freeze baby food and the author explains everything about what your baby should eat in each stage.
The author shares nutritional advice, parental advice, and more than 230 easy recipes for babies, toddlers, and families.
When I cook homemade food for baby girl, I know what exact ingredients are in the food. It doesn't have any additives, sugars, as store-bought foods.
The only secret that we need to know is that to cook ( steam) the food thoroughly and toss the ingredients in the blender. We can start with a very smooth texture and thin consistency pure and then thicker and texture pure as the baby grows. When I started solid foods for Eva, I didn't want to freeze food for her, and I wanted to cook daily and provide fresh pure for her, but at the time, I was so sleep-deprived and exhausted so I couldn't even think about how to manage my time to provide fresh food for her every single day. I was Exclusively breastfeeding, she was cluster feeding most of the time, I didn't have any help around, My husband was working full time, and I was alone all by myself with so many tasks to tackle. I promised myself to cook fresh organic homemade food at least until the day that she can start eating the family meal.
Based on The big book of Organic Baby I started solid foods with a 6-weeks food schedule as my guide. The week first, I started with avocado puree. I gave her each new vegetables for two days. In this way, I could look for any sign of Food Allergies.
HERE IS THE 6 WEEKS BABY FOOD SCHEDULE GUIDE BASED ON The big book of Organic Baby Food :
Day 1 Avocado Puree
Day 2 Avocado Puree
Day 3 Avocado Puree
Day 4 Sweet Potato Puree
Day 5 Sweet Potato Puree
Day 6 Sweet Potato Puree
Day 7 Carrot Puree
Day 1 Carrot Puree
Day 2 Carrot Puree
Day 3 Banana Puree
Day 4 Banana Puree
Day 5 Banana Puree
Day 6 Avocado and Banana Puree
Day 7 Avocado and Banana Puree
Day 1 Avocado and Banana Puree
Day 2 Sweet Potato & Spinach Puree
Day 3 Sweet Potato & Spinach Puree
Day 4 Sweet Potato & Spinach Puree
Day 5 Pea Puree
Day 6 Pea & Carrot Puree
Day 7 Pea & Carrot Puree
Day 1 Meal 1: Beat Puree
Meal 2: Avocado & Banana Puree
Day 2 Meal 1: Mix Beet Puree & Carrot Puree
Meal 2: Mix Avocado Puree & Spinach Puree