Happiness is: making baby food03/09/2012 at 5:11 pm | Posted in Happiness is | 5 Comments
Tags: baby food, baby purees, homemade baby food, making baby food
During my pregnancy with Sophie, I grew determined to do a few things differently the second time around (in addition to, of course, acquiring miraculous levels of patience). Try to breastfeed longer. Make her baby food. Give cloth diapers a shot.
So far, I’m two for three. Not bad.
I’ve slacked off on the food-making these days, but I really did enjoy it. And it was so easy!
I typically boiled the veggies and pureed them with an immersion blender, adding fresh water in increments. I cooked down apples and blended overripe raw pears. Most fruit, especially those pears, didn’t require any extra water. And I loved blending up thawed berries and tropical fruits for her. We pureed bananas on demand, with a little bit of formula.
I made big batches of Sophie food on Sundays and, after putting in the fridge what we needed for the week, I’d freeze the rest in muffin tins and then wrap them in pairs. Perfect little portions.
Sophie is definitely interested in table food these days, although everything she puts into her mouth usually ends up on her shirt, sprayed onto her tray or stuck to her face. I’m really excited for the day that eating solids just clicks for her.
There’s a whole world out there for her to discover! With cheese in it!