I choose to skip the rice cereal route and have Hailey’s first experience with solid food be mashed avocados! I pureed an avocado with some breast milk and served it up. Hailey loved it! She is a good little eater like her Mom and Dad. She has also tried sweet potatoes and bananas. Next up on the menu is green beans, applesauce, pears, butternut squash, oatmeal and brown rice.
I was surprised at how easy it was to make all her food. I bought a baby food maker which isn’t necessary at all but really just makes my life easier. It steams and purees all your food (so less dishes!). A lot of them I have mixed with breast milk to make the transition to solids easier. For the oatmeal and brown rice, I bought rolled oats and long grain brown rice. I then ground them into a powder using my magic bullet. Sooo simple and it just gives me piece of mind that I know exactly what is in my daughter’s baby food.
I’ve always loved to cook but am surprised at how much I am enjoying making Hailey’s baby food. There is just something satisfying by peeling, chopping, steaming, etc. all of her food. I know she is getting pure and natural foods. To help me get a bit more creative I bought The Wholesome Baby Food Guide by Maggie Meade and am really enjoying it so far. I can’t wait for my little foodie baby to get more adventurous!