Starting The Baby Food Factory

The twins are 4 months old and it’s time to start thinking about solid food. With the older boy I waited until he was 6 months old but this time we’re ready earlier.

Stage 1 baby food is soft cooked and thinly puréed. This food is also lowest on the allergy scale and should be those veggies that are easiest digested by tiny tummies. You should start by introducing single ingredient at a time and 4 days apart with introducing new ingredients. (1)

This time I have started by making sweet potato and carrot purées. The babies will start tasting with such small amounts that I froze these self made purées as ice cubes. This way it’s easy to take one cube at a time and later I can mix and match different flavors.

Our girl is definitely ready for the purées. She seems excited to see the spoon and opens her mouth nicely. She doesn’t seem to get any stomach problems and is as happy as a baby can be.

Our boy on the other hand has always had problems with eating and he has had quite much stomach problems. I’m not sure if trying some solids has made it worse or not but with him I’ll take it slower. Trying even smaller amounts first and introducing new ingredients slower.

Next I think that I’ll try avocado (not frozen obviously!). Then maybe some fruit.. plum? I’m glad the summer is ahead and we have lots of fresh veggies available and even more to come. 🙂

Please share your tips and thoughts. 🙂

Have a nice week end!

Mannamaria

10 thoughts on “Starting The Baby Food Factory

  1. Hey there!
    I also started my twin girls with carrot purees and I did the whole freezing purees in batches thing 🙂
    I also started giving them purees a little earlier than what most books or parents recommend – at 4.5-5 months. The reasons were that I felt that they no longer seem satisfied and well-fed with breastmilk and that they were showing interest in what my husband and I were eating. Parents know their children best 🙂
    I started them with carrots and had them have that for a week then introduced one vegetable every week to better keep track of allergies.
    They also loved parsnips and sweet potatoes!

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    • Hey! Thank you for sharing your experience! Parents do know their children best. 🙂 I could breastfeed them only for three months and they have always had quite much baby formula. That’s why I think it’s good to start solid foods. Especially our girl seems ready. 🙂 Parsnip is a great tip! I will put that high on my list. ☺️

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  2. Hey there! 🙂 Now it’s time for us to start this – yikes! Anxious and nervous! Me, that is 🙂 The babies are interested in my meals so I guess they are ready. We are going to start with self-made carrot purée too, we were going to start today actually but one of the boys has a bit of an upset stomach so maybe we will postpone…. though it would’ve been easier to start during the weekend with hubby at home. How did your avocado tasting go? Our nurse told us that everything needs to be cooked, not raw at this stage, but then she mentioned avocado and contradicted herself. Hmm.

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      • No worries 😀 Ooh, they aren’t on fingerfood yet, just small teaspoonfuls three times a day: veggies/fruit, porridge and now meat. I’m using Piltti ready-made food, it’s just too time-consuming and stressful otherwise! We don’t cook for ourselves, when would we have time to cook or to eat what we’ve cooked?! Hahah. What about yours? Quite big babies already, they must be almost a year soon…? We’ve been ill with the flu for 3 weeks, hubby and I, but luckily the twins didn’t get it! And you? 🙂

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      • We fell for ready made food too. I realized that I’m a better mom when I use that time to something else than cooking (it’s soooo time-consuming!) and after that we used lots of Piltti.

        Sorry to hear that you’ve been ill. It’s hard to be ill with small babies who need lots of attention. We were ill for months at the end of last year but now we’ve been well for a couple of weeks. I hope it stays like this.

        My twins are turning 1 this month! I’m planning their birthday party already! At the moment I’m sad that this year is over and thrilled that we got through it all at the same time. 🙂

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      • Incredible how times flies, isn’t it? Mine are almost 7 months and I’m sure their 1 year birthday will be here in no time, and I’ll be shocked at having been a mother for already a year!! :O I decided to force myself to go outside with the babies every day and do my recovery workout every evening – started today! New year, new energy (still have a bit of a cough but feeling like it will be alright… SIGH! So tiring!) Happy birthday to your little ones!!!! 🙂 It’s a milestone!! ❤

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      • It really is incredible! I still can’t even believe that we really were blessed with twins let alone that the twins are already a year old. 😀 I have been quite emotional the past days thinking ”last year today…” all the time. 🙄

        I’m happy you made that decision. I think in the end it will give you more energy than it takes. I enrolled to a yoga class since I think that I will go there more likely if it’s a course were I have to go at a certain time of the week. I hope that that this time I keep it going regularly.

        Thank you for the birthday wishes. I hope it will be a beautiful day. ❤️

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