Baby bullet: Apple sauce!

Recently, Ava had her first taste of food! Real food! I’m happy to report that her introduction to the world of culinary delights began with a cup of freshly made apple sauce. 🍎🍎🍎 #healthybaby

I always wanted to be “that mom” who made fresh baby food instead of buying off the shelf. I’m not knocking bottled baby food–I will most likely need to buy some jars in the future.

On a side note, the feeding of solid foods to Ava has been quite a controversial topic among my family and friends. Old school wisdom advised feeding cereal in bottles as early as two months, so that babies would sleep longer. But current trends advise against that since a child’s digestive system is not developed enough to handle that. My pediatrician recommended that the window of feeding solids is 4-6 months, generally signaled by the following:

πŸ”ΈShe can sit up (with support) and can hold her head and neck up well
πŸ”ΈHer birthΒ weightΒ has doubled.
πŸ”ΈShe’s interested in what you’re eating and may even try to grab food from your plate.
πŸ”ΈShe can keep food in herΒ mouthΒ rather than letting it dribble out.
πŸ”ΈShe shows signs of beingΒ hungryΒ for more than she’s getting by clamoring for more when her bottle is empty or wanting to nurse more often.”

I followed Ava’s lead. When she started to stare at my food and demand more feedings, I figured it was time.

I used the Baby Bullet to make Ava’s first batch of food.

1). Starting with two Fuji apples…

2). Β I peeled, cut in half and cored them. I then placed the halves in a small saucepan with a small amount of water. I put the flame on medium and covered the pot, steaming the apples until they softened.

3). Once soft, I put the sections in the Baby Bullet and purΓ©ed them. I added the water I used to steam the apples and a little bottled water in order to make it easier for Ava to consume.

Β 4) All that was left was to give Ava her first round of food! I put the left overs in individual trays in the freezer.

Check out Ava’s experience:

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