Knowing when to start your baby’s weaning journey can be confusing for parents, especially with your first baby. The best first foods on their weaning journey will be easily digestible and will be smooth in texture (no lumps).

Baby Weaning

Starting off with a puree of a single vegetable, (which are also great to prepare in big batches & store in smaller portions in the freezer.) is the perfect place to start. Just steam your chosen veg and blend to a smooth consistency.


Here are some tips on the consistency:


4-6 months – Blended to runny puree
6-7 months – Smooth and slightly thicker puree, no lumps
7-8 months – Thicker puree with increased texture
8-9 months – Minced and mashed with soft lumps
9-12 months – Minced and finely chopped.

 

10 simple & easy recipes to help you on your way:

Avocado Puree

1.    Avocado Puree – Avocado is full of nutrients so it is perfect for weaning your baby. They are rich in the ‘good fat’ & vitamin E which is good for the immune system.

https://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/avocado-puree/

Carrot Puree

2.    Carrot Puree – Carrots are soft when cooked and puree to a smooth consistency. Perfect for your baby’s first foods.

https://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/carrot-puree/

Butternut and Ginger

3.    Butternut & Ginger Puree – Start using more than one ingredient and explore different flavours!

https://www.ellaskitchen.co.uk/recipes/butternut--ginger-puree-recipe/


Moving on to a bit more consistency & soft lumps within their meals and allowing them to explore different textures at meal times:

Cheesy Cauli anf Sweetcorn

4.    Cheesy Cauliflower & sweetcorn puree – Also fun to let your little one explore the cauliflower ‘clouds’ with their hands to engage their senses!

https://www.ellaskitchen.co.uk/recipes/cauliflower-cheese-with-sweetcorn/

Spinach Mash

5.    Spinach, potato, carrot and cheddar mash - This super mash recipe is made from all things good. Who could ask for more?

https://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/spinach-potato-carrot-cheddar-mash/

Porridge With Fruit

6.    Porridge with Fruity Compote - A thoroughly fruity breakfast that the whole family can enjoy.

https://weaningweek.co.uk/porridge-with-fruity-compote

Ratatouille

7.    Ratatouille By Nanny Joyce – Perfect for 9months+

https://weaningweek.co.uk/ratatouille-by-nanny-joyce-from-the-grandparent-hub

Egg Muffins

8.    Egg Brunch Muffins – Delicious any time of the day.

https://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/egg-brunch-muffins/


Everyone needs cake in their life, even babies – here’s a healthy muffin recipe that’s naturally sweet and packed with fibre:

Banana and Blueberry Muffins

9.    Banana and Blueberry Muffins – A great snack that can be kept in the freezer.

https://weaningweek.co.uk/banana-and-blueberry-muffins-by-happy-tums

Carrot and Cheese Muffins

10.    Carrot and Cheese Muffins – A healthy snack option.

https://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/carrot-cheese-muffins/

 

Beaba BabycookThe Beaba Babycook is the perfect product to help you on your weaning journey. It steams, blends, de-frosts, and re-heats all in one. Just the thing you need to make your little ones the perfect purees.


Have fun & good luck!