First Foods for Babies
It's such an exciting time when your baby is ready for their first solid foods! But what first foods for babies are recommended?
Naturopath, Georgia Harding from Well Nourished says to start with protein, vegetables, and good fats.
Cereals and processed foods can be really hard on babies delicate gut and digestive system. Although rice cereal is often suggested, it is not the best first food for baby.
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.
You might want to try baby led weaning with your baby. This is where you skip purees and move straight to finger foods.
These Baby Pancakes using leftover vegetables is a simple and easy recipe to make for babies and toddlers that the whole family can also eat.
Baby Food Preparation
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.
Here are some of our favourite products to make baby meal time easy!
The Fresh Food Feeder is an innovative product that reduces mess! It's great for self-feeding with ergonomic tripod grips and a soft silicone feeder. B Box also make a mesh feeder as well.
Bumkins have a great silicon bowl that suctions on to highchair trays. It comes with a 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.
"We love our Subo bottle! For Mr Independent 11 month old, meal times were ridiculously messy! Now with the Subo, he can still feed himself, and we’re not left with a massive clean up afterwards. We find it very easy to disassemble and wash and simple to put back together." Sarah, verified review
These super soft silicone bibs are great for feeding baby! They protect clothing, catch all the spills and are easy to rinse when you are done.
They will even go in the dishwasher for super easy clean up.
The Stickie Bowl is a silicone bowl that suctions onto your feeding surface for less spills and easier feeding. In cute designs, there is a surprise at the bottom of the bowl!
These silicone mats are perfect for home or out and about. The non slip base and curved sides of the bowl support independent feeding. A clean, hygienic solution for feeding baby, no matter where you are.
The perfect first set of cutlery for babies, these are made from super soft silicone and encouraging gripping and scooping.
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