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    Feeding | Weaning FAQs

    As a general guideline, you can keep homemade pureed baby food in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Some food safety experts suggest that it can last for up to 72 hours. Adhering to this time frame can reduce the risk of bacterial growth in the puree. Fortunately, making baby food in advance is possible. You may store a few ounces in the fridge for later use or freeze larger portions for future meals.

    Try getting your little one started on the path to food exploration with delicious single-ingredient purees! Think parsnip, broccoli, potato, yam, sweet potato, carrot, apple, or pear. You can also start with a mix of baby rice and milk. Just remember to cool down any cooked food before serving. And when it comes to introducing potentially allergenic foods, take it slow - introduce them one at a time and in small amounts. Give your baby the exciting new tastes they crave while keeping a watchful eye out for any reactions.

    When it comes to storing baby food, you have options - glass or plastic. But we highly recommend glass, especially the Babymoov range. Why? Glass jars are not only recyclable but also chemical-free. While plastic containers are lightweight and recyclable, they may contain harmful chemicals like BPA. To keep your baby's food fresh, store it in airtight containers in the fridge. Choose wisely and keep your little one safe.

    If you're wondering how long you can keep pureed homemade baby food in the fridge, the general rule is up to 48 hours. However, some food safety authorities say it's safe to keep it for up to 72 hours. Keeping it refrigerated for a shorter time reduces the chance of bacteria growth. If in doubt, use it within 2 days. If you have leftover, uncontaminated food, it can be refrigerated for 3-5 days or frozen for 4-6 months. For the best results, store it in small containers with a secure seal.

    Creating nutritious homemade baby food is easy with a few essential tools. You'll need a blender or baby food maker like our favourite Babymoov Nutribaby(+), a knife for chopping fruits and veggies, spoons, small bowls, and an ice cube tray. To thin out your purees, have water, formula, or breastmilk on hand. Remember to use specialised baby food storage containers for handy, on-the-go meals. Let's get started!

    Ready to introduce your little one to solid foods? Weaning, or complementary feeding, typically begins around 6 months of age. But don't worry if your baby doesn't stick to the schedule - every baby's journey is unique! Here are the general stages of weaning for reference: - Stage 1: Introduction of solid foods at around 6 months - Stage 2: More textures and tastes explored at around 7 months - Stage 3: A wider variety of family foods explored at around 9-12 months Just remember to trust your instincts and enjoy the process with your little one.

    FIntroducing solid foods to your baby, also referred to as complementary feeding or weaning, is recommended from around 6 months old. While the amount of food isn't as crucial as your baby getting used to eating, it's essential to note that breast milk or their first weaning food should still provide them with most of their energy and nutrients. By introducing a range of foods alongside breastfeeding or formula, you can help cultivate healthy eating habits that will benefit your baby throughout their life. Over time, gradually increase the variety and quantity of food your baby eats, until they can enjoy the same meals as the rest of the family. There are 3 clear signs to tell if your baby is ready for their first solid foods alongside breast milk or first infant formula. They'll be able to stay in a sitting position and hold their head steady, co-ordinate their eyes, hands and mouth so they can look at the food, pick it up and put it in their mouth by themselves and swallow food.

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