Starting solids, health check, independence and baby-proofing your home
- Wash and remove peel, pips, stalks and husks from fruit or vegetables, then cut into evenly sized pieces so they all cook in the same amount of time.
- Allow food to cool before pureeing – it needs to be fairly sloppy in the early days. To thin it, mix in a little breastmilk or use the water in which you cooked the vegetables.
- Some commercial rice cereals may cause constipation, so mix them with lots of fruit and veg.
- Always test the temperature of baby food before offering it.
- Never reheat in a microwave because it heats unevenly.
- As your baby's appetite increases, use a food processor or blender to puree larger quantities.