When you have a baby, you are introduced to a whole new universe with different rules and norms that completely change your life, so you need to be prepared to accept and embrace those changes and be aware of the fact that your needs just dropped to second place. You will need to learn a lot of new things about what your baby needs for a healthy development, one of the most important being its baby food diet. In the first stages of being introduced to solid foods, babies need to have their food mashed like purees. There are many recipes and combinations of vegetables and fruits that you can try, but don’t hurry to stack up on what you heard is best until you find out what your baby likes and what it rejects.
A baby food diet has to be healthy and balanced, so try to search for a local market where they have organic produce and you can hand-pick the foods you like. You can even become friends with local farmers and find out about how they grow their crops; this will be helpful for the entire family, because while catering to the sensitive needs of your baby, you will also provide the healthiest options for everyone else. Some of the best foods that have to be part of a baby food diet are broccoli, carrots, apples, avocados, prunes, beans, squashes, lentils, dark green leafy vegetables, blueberries and even meat, later on.
As you can see, baby foods are perfectly good for adults as well, so when you go shopping you can buy for the whole family. With the groceries purchased, all you have to do is choose different cooking methods. Nevertheless, make sure you don’t introduce more than one type of food in your baby food diet at a time. For example, serve carrots to your baby one day, but wait three or four more days, serving them carrots, and wait to see if they have any allergic or bad reactions to it. Moreover, the baby may not like the texture, or the way you mixed two or more types of vegetables or fruits.
Make sure all the appliances and utensils you use to prepare the baby food are spotlessly clean and have no other food residue on them. That way, you make sure the baby doesn’t make contact with any germs or bacteria it hasn’t the immunity to fight off and that there is nothing else that could affect the taste of the food.