Happy Monday! Josiah is now 4 1/2 months and has officially started solid food! Now a days they recommend not starting on baby food until 6 months of age, but I've always just gone off of whenever my baby looks interested in whatever I am eating. Abram started at 3 months and Eli at 4 months, every baby and parent is different and my kids handled it fine except for Abram- whose first food was the baby rice cereal stuff they recommend you start them on. Well let me tell you it did not go well and he had an upset tummy for the rest of that day and all through that night. It was a nightmare and he didn't even have much of it! After that I swore my babies would eat real food and not the dust stuff. Eli's first food was avocado and he loved it! I try to start them on veggies, because if they have the sweet fruits first they won't like veggies. Josiah started on sweet potato.
It got all over his boots, we had to take them off ! Haha
He was so excited and kept kicking, he managed to kick his sock off!
He was so excited, he ate it all and to wash it down- some milk!
I go with all natural recipes, they are the best for new tummies.
What you'll need:
-a blender/ nutribullet/ food processor
-sterile bags or baby food trays
1. Peel the sweet potato, it makes it easier to do it before than to try to peel it after its cooked, hot and soggy.
2. Wrap it in foil, going a couple of times around the potato to avoid juice spilling in the oven.
3. Cook at 300 degrees for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours depending on oven. You want to make sure its cooked all the way through, you can't have hard chunks in the middle.
4. Once cooked, throw it in the blender/ NutriBullet/ food processor, until pureed. (I added a pinch of cinnamon for flavor. Never add salt to baby food!!) Let it cool for 10-15 min.
5. Serve about 1 oz for baby to eat. Store the rest in a sterile Lansinoh Bags or this storage system.
It's important for babies to only have the same food for about 3-4 days to make sure there is no food allergy related to this food. Like I stated above try to make veggies a first food so they don't reject them after having sweet fruits. Wholesome Baby Food has great insight for making baby food at home. Hope you enjoyed this recipe Moms! Have you made your own baby food? What are some of your recipes? Share in the comments below!