Starting Solids – A few Meal Ideas

Starting Solids – A few meal ideas

Until baby is 8 – 9 months old, breastmilk/formula should be given first and then solids.

Good clean (messy) fun
Good clean (messy) fun

Basic Fruit Puree

Peel, chop and wash the fruit.

Cook gently in 3-4 cm of water.

Cook until fruit is soft.

Allow to cool a little then puree, thin down with breat milk/formula if needed.

Freeze in ice cube trays. Once frozen, store in zip log bags in the freezer.

Ideas for Baby Led Weaning

Think chip size because it is an easy shape for baby to grip

Sweet Potato Chips are perfect for Baby Led Weaning
Sweet Potato Chips are perfect for Baby Led Weaning

Roast Vegetables such as pumpkin, kumara, carrot,parsnip, beetroot (messy!) etc.

Lightly blanched carrots

Cut raw (washed) vegetables such as cucumber

Pieces of fruit such as banana, mango, avocado

Mini meatball

Home made pancakes, muffins, vegan truffles etc.

The idea with baby led weaning is the baby has the same food as the family such as BBQ foods, salad, mince lasagne, toast (cut into fingers) etc.

Baby Led Weaning Plate
Baby Led Weaning Dinner Idea

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