There are several commercially available babyfoods, but making your own food is not just satisfying and cost-saving, but easy as well. Here are a few things to note when preparing your own baby food.
Cooking your own baby food can be satisfying as well as fun. But it’s important that you follow some basic hygiene rules to help ensure your baby’s food is safe and healthy. Take a look at the practical advice we’ve put together to help you prepare nutritious meals for your baby
Before you start preparing food for your baby, always wash your hands with hot water and soap or handwash, and dry them with a clean towel.
You also need to make sure your cooking equipment and your baby’s bowls, cutlery, bottles, and cups are all as clean as possible. If your baby is younger than 6 months, their feeding equipment should also be sterilised.
Some foods are not suitable for babies and are best avoided – read our weaning stage 4+ months plus article for more details.
During the first stage of weaning, your baby’s food should be blended to a smooth purée. As your baby gets older, you can gradually introduce more and more texture. If you don’t have a blender, use a potato masher or fork to create the right texture.
Once your baby’s food is cooked and piping hot, allow it to cool to a comfortably warm temperature before serving as hot food should never be served to your baby.
If you have any questions about preparing your own baby food, our Careline team is on hand to help. Call us on 800 6458 6262 (UAE)/ +971 4 420 9489 (Other countries) between the hours of 9am and 6pm Saturday to Thursday.
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