Make plum puree for your 8 month old

It is an exciting time for your eight-month-old baby. At this age, your baby has passed certain milestones and have most definitely been introduced to solid food already. If not here is a good way to start with your baby’s solid food journey by introducing plum to your baby. and as you know I prefer homemade baby food.

If you have already added solid to your child’s diet, plum baby food might be good as a stage 2 food. I would recommend you purchase organic and make your own homemade baby food for the well being of your child.


The many faces of plum baby food

There are many reasons why you should at least once try the plum baby food, this is one of the fruits that go well with many different fruits and I can assure you that even the most finicky eight-month-old child will find something she likes. This fruit is easy on the taste buttons alone but magnificent when you mix it with other fruits and vegetables. this fruit can be easily combined with a great variety of different fruits and vegetables such as bananas, peaches, and apricots or just give your baby a taste of the islands and mix your plum with a small amount of homemade mango puree or mango juice. It is not wise to add too much mango for it can cause an excessive bowel movement. One of the reasons to try this fruit is because it is very rich in vitamin C and fiber.

Fruits and vegetables are awesome but your baby needs protein and grains as well. Plum baby food also combines greatly with Quinoa, leeks, tarragon, and chicken. Plum baby food can, therefore, be made in many different ways so your child will always enjoy a fresh bowl of plum baby food.


How to make plum baby food

When preparing homemade baby food, I will always recommend to do it the best way possible, that means that you have to get the best plums to do the task. So what to look for when purchasing the best plums. Purchasing: add solely the plums that are firm to your cart. If the plum is soft or wrinkled please do not buy that one and if possible purchase organic. the next step is one of the most important steps;  wash the fruit: The skin of fruits can be carriers of many bacteria so it is of utmost importance that you wash the fruit for at least 10 minutes under running water or use a bowl with water mixed with a little vinegar. Peel the skin from the flesh and remove the pit from the fruit. Cut the fruit in small slices or dice the fruit. This will make it easier to puree. If you feel like you can also cook or steam the plum before pureeing. Puree the plum in a food processor and pour it in the ice cube trays. Freeze the puree: place the ice cube tray in the freezer and allow it to freeze. Store the frozen ice cubes in a Ziploc bag with the name of the food and the date written on it and place it in the freezer.

You now have your very own homemade plum puree. There is no limit on interesting combinations that can be made when you do it yourself. You can shop for food that you are sure is organic, or you can just use food that you have grown at home in your very own garden.


 

You love your child and want her to grow up happy and healthy. when you start your child off with healthy, organic food early in life, you are giving the world proof of your love. Always strive to make your own homemade baby food and do not forget that your options are limitless.

Some babies may react to new foods, it is therefore always recommended to discuss any new food with your pediatrician first.…

Amazing benefits of Apricots for your baby

Apricot is not only an important and nutritious food which can easily be made as baby food but it can also be added as an extra ingredient to your baby food. Actually, apricot offers several health benefits for toddlers including aid in digestion, the supply of essential minerals and vitamins, aid in brain development and acts as a natural laxative. The fruit is thought to have originated in China but soon became very popular in Armenia. From Armenia apricot was introduced in Europe and America. Turkey is the highest producer of Apricot. But these fruits can be found in your local supermarket as well.


As with several other fruits, you may typically introduce apricots anywhere from 6 months old or older. In the case, you’ll be using dried apricots, try to find those that are produced on an organic farm.

Apricots have a beautiful orange skin, telling you straight away that they are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in your baby’s body but be careful never give your baby too much of a fruit that contains beta-carotene for they can cause yellowing of the baby’s skin. Apricot baby food is a great source of vitamin C and fiber, plus many minerals such as iron,copper and potassium.

If you decide to peel apricots for your baby, then the easiest way is to plunge them briefly into boiling water, then into the iced water. This really helps loosen the skin. You may even want to prepare organic apricot baby food for your baby for this is the best way to ensure that your baby does not consume any unwanted pesticides or hormones.


The benefits

 

As apricots contain copper and iron, they are helpful in creating hemoglobin, hence they are extremely beneficial and natural remedy for babies suffering from anemia. High content of magnesium in apricots helps in proper and good functioning of the brain. Magnesium also helps normalize blood pressure to a great extent.

Apricots are rich in fiber and prevent constipation. This greatly helps in digestion. Any problem related to digestion can be cured and take care of with the intake of a decent amount of apricots. Your baby simply has to take in apricot on a regular basis. Apricots along with honey and mineral water should be blended into the mixture. You can use a blender to do this. Drinking the mixture can bring down fever. It also eliminates waste from the body. So it can be used as a detox for your baby but also for grown-ups. Apricot juice is believed to cure fever and high temperature in general. Actually, its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties affect the body’s overall temperature, curing fever.

Apricots have either significant or at least moderate amounts of all the needed minerals necessary for healthy bone growth. Iron, calcium, phosphorous, manganese and copper all play an important role in the creation of bone matter of your toddler. That said, eating apricots and preparing homemade apricot baby food can ensure the healthy growth and development of your baby’s bones.

Foods rich in Vitamin A, C, K, Carotenoids, and beta-carotene can help reduce the risk of vision problems. Apricots contain an antioxidant called Zeathin, this antioxidant provides light filtering functions, thus improving vision.


Here is why these yummy fruits are ideal

An appropriate serving of dried apricots for your toddles is just about 1/4 cup. This amount of dried apricots supplies your baby with many of the nutrients they need for a normal growth. The dried apricot baby food contains a generous dose of iron and vitamins, which helps your little one’s body produce healthy red blood cells. Even more, your toddler will also get a good amount of potassium, a mineral that supports proper muscle and proper heart function.

 

Keep in mind that some babies may react to new foods, it is therefore always recommended to discuss any new food with your pediatrician first.…

Introducing solid food: when is my baby ready

Isn’t it always adorable to see your little pumpkin pie grow up and do new things? They are busy doing their own thing, living in their own little world. As they grow up their diet change an get adjusted many times. your baby might be ready for solid food. So when is the right time to start these adjustments? It is safe to say that the right time to start with these adjustments is around 6 months. This is because the baby is developmentally ready for new foods. So it is very safe to feed your child baby food at 6 months old. Baby food for a 6-month-old baby can be anything from pureed food to fortified cereals, but you can also make your own baby food. It is a common phenomenon that some babies are ready for baby food at an earlier stage in their development (around 4 -5 months), it is perfectly safe to feed your baby solid food at this stage in their lives but make sure you consult your pediatrician first and make sure you feed your child only healthy food.


 So when is your child ready?

When your child is ready for baby food you will notice this by different things the child is doing. The baby will show certain signs which will let you know immediately that your baby is ready.

Here are some signs to look for:

  • Your baby can sit up and independently hold up her head and neck (still it would be recommended to support your baby).
  • The baby’s birth weight has doubled.
  • The baby is interested in the food you are eating and tries to grab it while your eating.
  • The baby can keep food in her mouth.
  • The baby shows signs of being hungry more often.
  • the baby is teething.
  • the baby can close her mouth around a spoon.

When you notice these signs and the pediatrician has given the O.K. sign; you can introduce your child to solid food. Nowadays many stores carry commercially prepared baby food which can be very healthy and contains the right nutrition for your baby’s well being. you should always avoid brands with added fillers and sugars, these are not healthy for your baby and can cause harm to your child. You can also prepare your own healthy baby food. This can be pureed food like sweet potato, squash, banana, and peaches. If you are going to prepare your own homemade baby food, please follow the safety rules.

you might notice that your baby doesn’t want to eat solid food yet, don’t panic, give it time, try to give the baby the solid food after a day or two again or after a week. the baby will eventually start to like it.…