Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Puree Queen

I'm no domestic goddess as my hubby will no doubt agree, but having been told by everyone how easy making your own purees are I wanted to give it a go in preparation for when Baby J moves off the white gloop aka baby rice. Hubby bought me a hand blender & I got a book and spoke to a few people, stocked up on ice cube trays and freezer bags from the 99p shop and went to my local supermarket to pick up some carrots, parsnips, pears, apples, sweet potatos, and butternut squash. When I got home I then realised my freezer was already full, so I had to de-clutter and get rid of stuff that had been sitting in there for some time. I decided to make up a few purees a day in ice cube trays and once frozen put them in freezer bags. What I have learnt so far.... if you buy cheap you get cheap and 99p shop ice cube trays dont last well if you slam them on the top! If you can get the trays with a soft base which allow you to pop them out easier this makes life so much more simpler! You do not need to add water to pureed pears, if you do you'll have pear soup. To rescue said pear soup, add baby rice till it thickens!

Early stages of weaning

I can't believe our babies are now at the stage of weaning, where has the months gone? We are all pretty much at the same stage, so I'm hoping to add a new blog every week reporting back on baby J's progress. Week one - baby rice extravaganza! After much umm-ing and ah-ing hubby and I decided to take the plunge and start weaning baby J, he's been avidly watching us eat our dinners for a while now and chewing non stop on his hands, and after giving him a crust of bread which went straight for the mouth [and then back out again after I fished it out] we went for it and mixed him up some baby rice...mmmmmmm. Baby J looked bemused 'what is this white gloop your putting in my mouth?' but he very quickly got the hang of it and was wolfing it down. For the first few tries he closed his eyes and pull a sour tasting experession. We were really impressed how little went everywhere! The past few days have been pretty much the same with the exception of when we tried feeding him when we were out and he was too busy looking around to take it all in!