Being a stay at home mom I knew that I had plenty of time to make my own baby food. I was pleasantly surprised with how simple it was. Simple enough that anyone can do it. It’s quick and easy and then you know that your little one is enjoying quality food that you know the exact ingredients, no preservatives. I was always excited to introduce new food and to learn her preferences.
Introducing new food to your little one can be hard or it can be easy. If you use these tips you can have a good experience.
- The ideal time to feed your baby is when they are well rested and happy. Morning or after a nap, because they will be hungry and happy.
- Only offer one new food at a time, every couple days, this will help you pinpoint the problem if they have a reaction to something.
- Baby’s taste buds can be more sensitive then adults so avoid overly spicy food.
- Food is best room temperature, or slightly warm, not hot.
- Even if your baby only takes one or two bites of new food, that is fine, they are at least tasting it and expanding their tastes.
- Introduce a new food with familiar favorites so your baby is comfortable.
- Baby’s tastes will change, so one day they may dislike something and a month later it could be their favorite, don’t be surprised, we sometimes prefer something and others time not.
Watch the ques from your baby to know when to call it quits. They could show you signs such as turning away, lean backwards, refusing to open mouth or playing with food. Your baby knows best, do not force anything on them. You can always re-introduce that food at another time.