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Baby Food Hints/Tips
Member Name: HannahBNANA
Baby Food Hints/Tips
Date: 02/01/10, updated on 02/02/10 (56 review reads)
Advantages: there freezable and giving your baby the best start in life!!
I used to have my god daughter rather alot when she was younger and i used to open these jars full of jellied food that can sit on the shelves for 4years unrefrigerated and the thought of eating myself made me want to heave i was disgusted that this jellied blob of what they call food could pass food regulations!
I understand there are lots of busy mummys out there and when your out and about it may be easier to take a jar out but it had no flavour and not much that was good about it --full of preservatives and water!!
And then along came my little bundle of joy Laila Summer and i promised myself i wouldnt feed her the junk off the shelves i was going to make it from scratch and i did!! (im very proud of mysef for doing so!! lol)
I went into whsmiths to find an annabelle karmal book (price was 12.99) which was a complete guide from 4 mnths upto the age of 3 yrs plus and its amazing from telling you wether they can be frozen to what the vegetable has in it etc and of course recipes which are fantastic i eat them too!!
when i was 1st weaning her i tryed her on butternut squash and carrot and swede and carrot to which i steamed and then used the vegetable juice if needed when pureeing it.
Her favourite was and still is pear and apple
what i did was peel them de core them and put them in halves in the steamer for about 15 minutes this cooked them and brought out there natural sugars in the fruit and then i mashed with a spoon as there is no need to blend its soo soft afterwards i then put it all into pots and freeze these can last upto a month in the freezer and they were great for weaning--babys always love sweet things so this was great to get her used to it!! and you could also add this to some baby rice to sweeten it
mashed banana is also a good one to try them with.
she was born a 4lb 7oz baby so very tiny and i was worried she wouldnt catch up but she certainly has in fact shes alot taller than all her little friends......maybe its dwn to good old food thats fresh and giving her a good healthy start in life!!
NONE OF THESE WERE HARD OR TIME CONSUMING SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO GIVE IT A GO!! YOU WILL SEE THE BENEFITS BEFORE YOUR EYES IT WORKS OUT ALOT CHEAPER IN THE LONG RUN!! PLEASE DO FEEL FRE TO ASK ME ANY Q'S I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP AND IM ALSO OPEN TO NEW IDEAS!! :)
Summary: CHEAPER AND HEALTHIER!!