Baby Food Tips and Hints - Do's

Simple ice cube trays work well for freezing baby food

Homemade meat, vegetable, cheese and fruit purees in brightly coloured bowls with spoons
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Homemade Baby Food Tips and Hints - Do's

Do use ice cube trays to freeze puréed foods. Each cube should be about one ounce. Once frozen, pop out the cubes, store in a sealed plastic bag, and use within two months.

Do discard unfinished meals. Bacteria forms quickly.

Do introduce new foods at the rate of one per week, so you can pinpoint any allergies.

Do make sure your child has accepted most vegetables and fruits before trying any meats.

Do steam or microwave vegetables and fruits to retain as much vitamins and minerals as possible, as opposed to boiling.

Do use as thinners: water left from steaming, breast milk, formula, cow's milk, yogurt, broth, or juice.

Do use as thickeners: wheat germ, whole-grain cereal, cottage cheese, farmer cheese, cooked egg yolks, yogurt, mashed white or sweet potato.

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