Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Weaning Wednesday - first tastes

Baby girl began her weaning journey just a little while ago.  We recognised the signs of hunger - feeding every two hours again, not settling after a feed and waking two or three times a night (again - agh!).

So we decided to introduce her to the brave new world of food.  And she loves it!

I made all our own baby food when our son was weaned, and I'm enjoying doing the same for our daughter.  I looked at the pouches of food in the supermarket - they're so expensive!  Some of them had sunflower oil added to the puree too - yuck.  It's so quick and easy to make first purees; I make a batch and freeze loads which always lasts a week or two.  No nasty oil added either.

If you're really short of time, you can always buy frozen fruit or veg too.  I only ever use frozen apple slices.  Three of those with a tablespoon of water, microwaved for 40 seconds and then mashed with a fork - perfect.

Here she is enjoying banana, strawberry and blueberry - just like a smoothie:



She also loves:
  • Butternut squash - this gets gobbled really quickly
  • Carrot and apple - sounds strange but again, this gets wolfed down fast
  • Totally tropical - banana and mango.

We love mixing Ella's Kitchen first porridge into fruit for breakfast too.

Do you have any favourite recipes?  I'd love to hear them!

2 comments:

  1. Aw just about to wean my lil one, great post x

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    1. Thanks - let me know if you think of any good purees or recipes, I'm always on the lookout for ideas.

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