Over lunch recently, Wendy told me that she had to laugh at a baby food “recipe” book that included instructions to fork mash a banana as a recipe. “I’m not sure that should count,” she said. But I remember that someone had to tell me how to do it for the first time.
I recalled that when Heidi gave me Super Baby Food as a shower gift, I didn’t think much of it because feeding the baby real food was six months away. It wasn’t on my top ten list of things about which to educate myself. Fast forward six months and there I was, referring to the book to see what foods to introduce each month, and trying my hand at pureeing pears, apples, squash, and yes, fork mashing banana.
If you haven’t already tried it, consider Activity #17: Make your own baby food.
We see that moms are buying convenient storage containers for freezing homemade baby food and want to highlight a few BPA-free options.
1. NUK Gerber BPA Free Bunch-A-Bowls With Lids
I believe I can never own enough food containers with lids, especially ones that can be microwaved to heat up frozen baby food.
2. Baby Cube Containers (8pk) – dishwasher, freezer, microwave safe, these stack on top of each other nicely. Many of you tell us that you do an evening of baby food making that lasts for months. You must be using something like this to freeze it.
3. Munchkin Soft-Tip Infant Spoons – with long handle to reach bottom of food containers. Good for new solid food eaters. Self-feeders will need shorter handles.
4. Fresh Baby So Easy Baby Food/Breast Milk Trays I love the idea of a cube of breast milk. Add it to a bowl of infant cereal for a super nutritious breakfast. (If you have good luck with the pump, that is!)
What items have been added to your kitchen since baby arrived?