Saturday, March 12, 2011

Solid food for babies

All baby food, to start with, must be hand-mashed, blended, ground or liquidized. Fruit and vegetables can be blended, raw or after cooking. Meats have to be cooked for easier blending. Most foods need water or some other liquid, like milk, juice or stock, added to them to get a good consistency - especially when the baby is very young Large amounts can be made at one time and frozen, either in ice-cube trays or in individual servings, so busy mothers can defrost them one at a time.

Cooking for Baby does not require the skills of a gourmet cook. All it takes is common sense, fresh and wholesome ingredients, scrupulous hygiene and lover for your Baby. Here is a list of starter foods and some basic recipes to introduce Baby to solid food.