If you’re going to introduce semi-solids to your six-month old baby, use wholesomebabyfood as a guide. It was nerve-wrecking for me but reading this site gave me a lot of confidence to wean my baby. I’m all for making your own baby food. I only buy jar food for when we go on vacation. Incidentally, if in Malaysia or New Zealand, Only Organic is one of our favourite brands. If you don’t have enough time, or don’t like to cook, invest in things like BEABA babycook or Philips AVENT Miniblender.
Tips for starting solids:
- Introduce one fruit or vegetable at a time. I started with squash and pumpkin, followed by apples, sweet potato, carrots, etc.
- Steam all fruits and veggies before you blend them. Include water from the steamer to make purees. (Guide to preparing carrot puree)
- Don’t expect your child to eat lot in the first few weeks. 5 spoons is a great achievement. Give yourself a pat on the back.
- Introduce solids once a day, then gradually increase it to twice a day. Try to coincide with breakfast or lunch.
- Enjoy it! It should be a fun experience for the both of you :)
As they grow up, move on to www.wholesometoddlerfood.com.