Yesterday was Ava’s sixth month check-up at the doctor. 17 pounds, 5 ounces, a little over 27 inches, and a normal sized head. She is crawling, sitting up, and as of last weekend, standing up in her crib! She also had to have two heart-wrenching shots. I think they upset me more than they do her … she seems to be fine right now [squealing and climbing up my leg trying to get at my laptop while I sit on the floor and type]. The doctor also drew up a food plan for our little fatty patty. Until about a month ago her diet solely consisted of breast milk and then we started introducing her to first foods like rice cereal, sweet potatoes, bananas, and peas once a day. Now she gets to have two meals a day in addition to nursing and will soon move up to three meals and mixed foods. Exciting stuff – you should see her wolf it down! I had every intention of making all of my own baby food, but sometimes there just isn’t time so when we buy, we buy organic. I have found a wonderful resource for when I do have the time to steam and mash that I will list later in this post. And it’s not just about the food … now I get to buy cute bibs, spoons, bowls, sippy cups, etc.
This Spoon & Bowl set from Camden Rose comes in a neat little netted bag – perfect for gift giving! They make some really great toys too and all of their products are certified non-toxic and made from natural materials.
I love Squirt – the “baby food dispensing spoon” from Boon. It is the perfect size for on the go mommies. I fill mine up and toss it into a diaper bag pocket next to a fresh ice pack and out the door we go.
If you do want to make your own baby food [and even if you don't], you MUST visit WholesomeBabyFood. This site is amazing and has more information than I could ever possibly absorb about making and storing baby food, allergies, nutrition, and so much more.
Dr. Susanna’s World Baby Foods are such a great idea! Multicultrual [yes, you read that correctly] and organic baby food selections to start forming those little palates. With flavors like “Tokyo Tum Tum”, “Sweetie Tahiti”, and “Lullaby Thai” your baby’s tastes buds will be going global.
I also really like Homemade Baby baby food. You can find it at Whole Foods [and several other grocery retailers - there is a store locator on their site] or order it online. They use a “Fresh Chill” preparation method so the food is never frozen or jarred, just fresh and delicious.