Monday, April 30, 2018

How to Make Baby Purees

Back when Emmett was 4 months old he started showing major interest in food. He was going through those store bought baby pouches and purees like crazy, and it got to be expensive. The cost alone is what sparked my interest in making his baby food. I enjoyed the process of making his purees and loved knowing exactly what was in them. But the downside was he "grew out of it" so fast. He only really enjoyed baby purees for 1 month, and then wanted food he could pick up and feed himself. Another down side to baby purees is spoon feeding. I'm a busy body so having to sit down and spoon feed feels like a real time suck... haha!
With Ruby I really wanted to try baby led weaning because I had heard so many good things about it, and not having to spoon feed sounded great! Well, we gave it a try but she could never quite get it down. We tried it for about a month and then I guess I just got impatient. So, we started giving her pouches and she loved it. She had a really hard time with the spoon so we gave in a 3 week break and she suddenly became a pro! I think a lot of it had to do with development.
Anyway, she's still eating pouches so I have to share the reusable pouches we use. Let me tell you guys, they are amazing! This post isn't sponsored in any way I really just love this product. These wee spout pouches are what we live by. They are easy to use, clean, and freeze. They are dishwasher friendly too. I also love the fact that homemade baby puree pouches last longer than store bought. I still use store bought baby food here and there but homemade is still my favorite. Now on to make baby food!

What you need-
  • Something to steam the food in. I use a pampered chef microwave steamer and a pot. It just depends what I have time for.
  • Something to blend the food in. You can use a food processor, I use a blender.
  • Reusable baby pouches or anything else you use to store baby food

  • Food: fruit and veggies... maybe some beans and meat :)
Some of my babies favorite combinations
With Ruby and Emmett we tried single foods to see if they had any allergies. I highly recommend doing so if you have any allergies in your family. But once you're in the clear with all of that here are some of my favorite combinations :)
  • blueberries, banana, and spinach
  • apples and sweet potatoes
  • broccoli and pineapple
  • peas, pears, and spinach
  • avocado and bananas
  • butternut squash and quinoa
  • black beans and rice
  • potatoes, peas, and corn
  • oatmeal and applesauce
  • black beans and zucchini
I hope this post was helpful if you are looking into making your own baby purees or gave you some other food combination ideas :)

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