Feeding your baby nutritious food in the first few years of his or her life is extremely important for proper health and wellness. After breast milk or formula the transition to solids can be tricky for some new parents. There is no right age to introduce solid food so pay attention to your little ones feeding signals. Consider trying out some semi-solid foods if your baby is still hungry after feeding or wants to feed more frequently that before. Always consult your doctor to ensure your baby stays happy and healthy.
Once your little one is ready for semi-solid foods, focus on high energy foods that help baby grow and stay active. Babies should eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that have the vitamins and minerals they need for a healthy diet. Making homemade baby food is really pretty easy and can save you money!
Baby food made at home does not have to be heat sterilized to maintain shelf life though proper food sanitation and consumption should always be followed. The sterilization process used to help keep store bought brands around longer can reduce the natural flavor of food and kill some of the nutrients at the same time.
Making baby food at home is also much cheaper and generally speaking better for your baby than mass produced product. What’s more, you will know exactly what ingredients you are putting in your homemade purees and exactly what you are not. Many have added ingredients that are simply not needed if food is prepared fresh.
Making homemade baby food in bulk is a great economical choice as well and helps keep baby food on hand when you need it. Simply place pre -measured portions into the GoFreshBaby reusable food pouch and pop them into the freezer for a grab-and-go treat!