DIY: Homemade Baby Food for 4-6 months
Hi Gorgeous! Bring one kiddo, bring all kiddos! Today we’re gonna teach you EXACTLY how to ROCK making your own baby food for littles age 4-6 months! Now.. if you’re a new or expecting Momma, these months are vital for the nutrition of your babe (and yourself!) (side note… if you’re an expecting Momma, make sure you’re plugged in with the pregnancy prep academy + rocking our fertility boosting smoothie like OUR GIRL Lauren here on IG!)
Now, onto some of my favorite recipes for making your own homemade baby food for your sweet littles! Remember, making your own baby food serves many benefits including but not limited to:
Know exactly what goes into the food
Power to blend + create different foods and flavors as desired
Packed full of abundant nutrition
Between the ages of 4-6 months, you’ll want to create and shop for foods that are or can be highly pureed. Because this is the beginning of your littles’ transition and exposure to solid foods, you will want to ensure that the foods are safe and of course, Doctor approved, should you have any concerns over allergies or other conditions that may hinder a healthy transition with feeding.
Below you will find my list of top fruits, vegetables, and grains for littles and how to make them into a delicious dish with our #blossomingmommyandbaby 3-step process! PS, how FAB are our storage options for you slides?! non-BPA ice cube trays, non-BPA baby food freezer trays, OR these AHHH-DORABLE re-usable and uber handy squeezable pouches! TO DIE FOR!
STEP 1: SELECT YOUR FOODS
Banana *does not need to be cooked
STEP 2: SELECT YOUR SPICES (optional*)
STEP 3: BEGIN YOUR PROCESS!
1. Select Your Food(s) and Begin Cooking. “Cooking” can look like: steaming, baking, sautéing, microwaving, or boiling. Point being, you want to completely soften your foods. All foods except for bananas and avocados must be cooked.
2. You may choose to cook your food in broth, water, or may completely omit liquid. This will come with your experience and preference!
3. Once the foods are soft, remove from heat and use a strainer spoon to transfer foods to blender or food processor. Pulse, then blend on high until desired smooth consistently and pure’ is achieved. When blending, you may want to add additional water, breast milk, or broth.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: Please remember to discuss with your doctor when it is appropriate to introduce foods and solid feeding to your child. Please also discuss any allergies, family allergies, or immune complications before beginning or changing a feeding regimen. The above information should never replace medical advice from your doctor and is not meant to diagnosis or treat, but rather, my handy guide and opinions!