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Doctors recommend feeding a baby exclusively on breast milk for the first six months. The end of that period signals a lifelong competition for your food. Start with soft foods and soups as you get your baby accustomed to real food. That means preparing your food in advance and storing it before the baby wakes up.
There was a myth that you have to mush all baby food. People assumed babies didn’t have adequately developed teeth to chew solid food. It turns out that was not true. It gave rise to baby-led weaning, where the baby feeds itself using solid foods. Who said parenting is a fulltime job?! Make sure to start with soft foods like bananas and tomatoes.
Besides, a study conducted in England in 2013 found that baby food is not that nutritious. Most baby food is processed, and it ends up containing less than the recommended daily nutrient content of:
If you are not a convert of the baby led weaning religion, oh ye of little faith has other excellent solutions for storing the food. The Phillips Avent weaning cups securely store your food in an orderly fashion. Phillips Avent milk storage cups accomplish the same trick, only this time with milk.
These are a great way to store large quantities of food. Examples include:
- Phillips milk powder dispenserBabyono formula container
- Dr Brown’s formula dispenser in blue and pink
In some instances, you may need to store small portions for specific dates or times. That’s where weaning set containers come in handy as they allow you to compartmentalise the storage. They include: