We’ve tried a few solids with Peanut so far.
First, we did rice cereal. We just took a spoonful of the rice cereal, mixed it with some breast milk, and gave it to Peanut.
Next we tried some avocado, mashed in a food processor. She did not like avocado much.
After we learned that the rice cereal clogged Peanut, we stopped it altogether and moved on to pears. I ended up buying the pear baby food because I was too stressed out about Peanut not pooping for 12 days straight to worry about making her some food.
After a few days with the pears, which Peanut loved, I decided to try my luck with yams.
In case you’re wondering, yams are like sweet potatoes (I’m still a little unsure about the difference).
To cook them for the baby, I started with one. With the oven on 400, I washed and wrapped it in tin foil, then baked it for about 45 minutes. I read that baking will bring out the flavor.
Once it’s cooked (you can check by poking it with a fork to make sure that it’s soft all the way through), I sliced it into 4 pieces.
Then used a spoon to scoop out the yummy stuff and leave the skin back.
Then I ground it down in a food processor.
But this didn’t really get it quiet as processed as I wanted it to be, so I added some water and used this handy little guy.
This did the trick!
To one yam, I added about 1/4 cup of water to make it a little more watery.
Since this made plenty of food for the next couple of weeks, I froze more of it by putting it in the ice-cube tray.
Once it’s frozen, I transferred these to a zip-lock bag and we just pop them out in the evening, warm them up, and Peanut’s home-made food is ready in minutes!
Now, on to the tricky part – the judges.
At first, she wasn’t so sure.
But she quickly came around and loved it!
Next time, pizza.
I’m just kidding – that’s our dinner.
Did you make or buy your baby food? What was your baby’s favorite?
What are you having for dinner tonight?
What’s the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?
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