Starting Solids – A few meal ideas
Until baby is 8 – 9 months old, breastmilk/formula should be given first and then solids.
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
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
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.