Yes, I know this is what most of you have been requesting for such a long time. I’m so sorry that it took ages!
I will share a lot about Aydeen’s food journey and his favourite recipes, but for now let’s start with his favourite first foods!
I was very particular when it comes to Aydeen’s first foods. I wanted it to be natural, tasty, and comprehensive. On top of it all, it must be nutritious!
Ingredients-wise, when Aydeen started his first solid at 6 months, I started him off with single taste for the first few weeks. I made sure he tasted a whole lot of variety, so just imagine how my medium-sized refridgerator was coping to keep all the stocks!
Anyhows, let’s go straight to his favourite first single tastes. I would say it’s more method, instead of recipes, as these are single tastes!
I got these recipes from the book Feeding Your Baby Day By Day by Fiona Wilcock. It’s definitely worth an investment!
P/S: “your baby’s usual milk” refers to whatever current milk you are giving him. It can be breast milk or formula. Aydeen, of course, mixed his first foods with breast milk (there goes my stock!). It helps a lot making him loves the new food he tasted everyday! 🙂
PSS: remember this 1 simple rule – when baby started solid, milk is still his main food, and solid food is JUST FOR TASTING. So, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED if your baby eats a little, so long he has plenty intake of milk!
PSSS: don’t ever think that a baby doesn’t like certain food at his first taste of it, or even the second. As studies shown that it took a baby about 10 tries for new food to be accepted by babies, so try again in the next few days! 🙂
1. Baby Rice
This is Aydeen’s VERY FIRST food, and he ate a whole lot bunch of it! Yes, I think he is a carbo-lover. Definitely my son!
Your baby’s usual milk
Baby rice (you can do this yourself, which is very easy, or just buy the baby rice from the grocery store)
If you buy the baby rice, just follow instruction from the packaging.
If you are doing it yourself, mix 1 teaspoon of baby rice for every 15ml of milk.
Carrot was one of Aydeen’s favourite first foods, and is still his favourite even when he is 1 year old! A little warning: your baby’s poo may turn a bit orangey-coloured after eating this 😂
1 large carrot
60ml of cooled boiled water, or baby’s usual milk (Aydeen, of course, used breast milk)
1. Peel the carrot and trim off the top and bottom. Slice thinly.
2. Steam for 7-8 minutes, or until tender.
3. Cool slightly, then puree with water or milk.
Broccoli was my favourite, and I was longing to make it Aydeen’s favourite too. Hence, I introduced him very early on broccoli, and it has been his favourite vegetable ever since!
150g Broccoli florets, washed
120ml cooled boiled water, or your baby’s usual milk
1. Steam the broccoli for 8-10 minutes until tender.
2. Cool slightly, then puree with the water or milk.
Voila!!! These are Aydeen’s 3 first foods, and has been his favourite until now. Hope it helps in your solid introduction journey! 🙂