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!


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

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