Preparing for Solids
February 2nd, 2011
I made my first batch of BugFood tonight: pureed acorn squash with applesauce. I had some leftover acorn squash from the pot roast the other night and a nearly-empty jar of applesauce that I wanted out of my fridge and — voila! — baby food.
Mr. Bug isn’t going to be starting on solid foods for a while yet,* but I popped my concoction into the freezer in these great new trays I bought (also excellent for freezing breastmilk) so they’ll be waiting for him. Miss Mouse never ate a single bite of jarred baby food. Ever. Not even when we traveled to see family. And I have to say that accomplishment gives me a great sense of satisfaction.
I am, however, trying to manage expectations (my own) when it comes to Bug. I just don’t know if I’ll have it in me to make all of his food. It is a labor intensive process, all that veggie steaming and fruit pureeing. Miss Mouse and I spent many a companionable Saturday morning together with her bouncing happily in her jump-up while I cooked, but these days my weekends are somewhat less serene!
*Because he is an EBF — exclusively breast fed — baby, the recommended time line is to wait until he’s six months old to introduce solids.