Although when your baby was born you thought that keeping up with his feeding schedule was tough, once he starts solids it gets even harder!
At first, when babies begin to eat solid foods, they still want to nurse/bottle on their old schedule. Gradually they will phase out of that and only eat real food, but in the beginning it may seem like all they do is eat. With 3-5 bottles plus three meals a day…they do eat a lot!
Today doctors are recommending that babies have chicken and meat (blended of course) as part of their first foods. Many brands sell baby jars that include poultry or meat, or you can easily make your own:
- Place small amount of meat or chicken in a pot (anything works- pepper steak, chicken on bone or not on bone, etc.)
- You can add a peeled, cut up vegetable if you’d like (zucchini, potato, carrot, etc.)
- Add water to cover contents in pot
- Bring to a boil and simmer until everything is cooked (can be a few minutes to an hour- depending on what type of vegetables are in pot- if you can pierce easily with a fork, then it’s ready)
- Blend with a hand blender (you can also use a blender or a food processor, a hand blender is just easier in terms of cleanup)
- Depending on the desired consistency, you can always add more water to thin or add baby cereal to thicken.
Feel good in the knowledge that your baby is eating healthy, home-made, and unprocessed foods!