First Foods for Babies
It's such an exciting time when your baby is ready for their first solid foods!
Naturopath, Georgia Harding from Well Nourished recommends starting with protein, vegetables, and good fats. Cereals and processed foods can be really hard on babies delicate gut and digestive system.
Introducing a new food every three or four days can help you discover any intolerances.
Some good first foods for babies include:
- Egg Yolk (leave the whites until they are 12 months)
- Vegetables pureed with added good fats like coconut oil, butter and ghee
- Bone Broth
If you can manage it, homemade food is preferable and easy enough to do.
Steaming or baking will help retain the most nutrients. You can then puree vegetables, add broth and a good fat and freeze in portions.
For food preparation, we love:
It's really important to freeze in high-grade, food safe silicone so we recommend the We Might Be Tiny Poddies. Their silicone is independently certified to the highest European standards (FDA and LFGB approved) and freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.
For feeding bubs we love:
Such a great innovative product that reduces mess! Great for self-feeding with ergonomic tripod grips and a soft silicone feeder. B Box also make a mesh feeder as well.
The ideal first cutlery set! These are soft silicone, easy to hold and designed for babies to self feed.
Bumkins have a great silicon bowl that suctions on to highchair trays and the fabulous dipping spoon. One end dips into purees and the other scoops up solids. A great way to start self feeding!
The Subo Food Bottle is one of our most popular products with loads of five star reviews! Australian made with an innovative no-squeeze design, they make it easy for babies to feed themselves, without the mess. Genius.
As the kids get older, we have a whole range of plates, cutlery, cups and drink bottles perfect for each age and stage.
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