Feeding Guide – Solids

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A lifetime of healthy eating habits starts with the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker. With the help of the Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker, no one is more capable than you at providing your baby with the best possible start in life.

Studies have shown that infants who are introduced to a wide variety of vegetables and fruits early on, learn to enjoy those flavors and grow into children who have better eating habits. If you rely on a baby food manufacturer to provide your baby with the variety of flavors he needs to develop an appreciation for healthy food you are going to be disappointed.

Jarred food comes is a limited number of flavors. Strained peas, carrots and squash figure prominently but try to buy a jar of pureed parsnips or asparagus and you will fail. The Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker is designed to help you easily prepare nutritious baby food using a variety of wholesome ingredients, setting your baby on the path toward a lifetime of healthful eating.

There are a tremendous number of online resources for introducing solids on the web.  Here’s one of our picks:  www.whattoexpect.com.

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Prepare a Variety of Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes and Meats. Start with those ingredients that you are familiar with such as sweet potatoes and butternut squash, but don’t miss the opportunity to teach your baby to appreciate rutabagas, kale and zucchini too.

Persistence is Key. Babies have a natural preference for sweet flavors but that doesn’t mean that you should just feed yours fruit and sweet vegetables. It’s important to introduce your infant to a wide variety of flavors and understand that it may take her a bit of time to learn to appreciate them. Don’t give up. Studies show that babies sometimes need to taste a new flavor as many as 10 times before they realize that they like it. So if your baby crinkles her nose at parsnip puree, don’t conclude that she doesn’t like it, try it again later, giving her time to develop her appreciation.

Be Adventurous. Experiment with flavor combinations. Pear and asparagus puree may not sound appealing to you, but most babies love it. Try as many ingredients and combinations as you can to help your baby learn to enjoy a wide variety of flavors.

Incorporate Herbs and Spices. Don’t forget the herbs and spices. Very young babies don’t need their food seasoned with salt. But as your child approaches a year, it is perfectly acceptable and in fact desirable to begin lightly seasoning with ground spices, and fresh herbs. Other ingredients such as yogurt, butter, olive oil and finely ground walnuts, pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds add flavor and valuable fat. A delicious homemade vegetable stock can replace water, or formula used to thin a puree.

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