By now, you’ve learned about cooking and storing your foods for baby. So, what comes next? Serving and enjoying the fruits of your labor, of course. Well, baby gets to enjoy the food, but you get to enjoy the delight and satisfaction of the healthy, nutritious food he is eating.
The first thing to do is to plan a few days at a time. At first, you might start with two days. Think about the times and amounts of foods that you are feeding. Write it down by meal per day and decide which foods you want to offer. Remember to add more cubes as baby grows.
Now, that you have your list, just open the freezer and remove the cubes that you will feed your baby over the next two days. Put them in dishes, cover, and place them in the refrigerator the night before. So, if you’re planning for Wednesday and Thursday meals, then put food in the freezer on Tuesday night. It will be thawed and ready to go Wednesday morning and you don’t have to worry about meals for 2 days. Do the same thing again Thursday night so you have food ready for Friday and Saturday.
Finally, the time has come. Remove your first serving from the refrigerator, grab a spoon and go for it. You can warm the food slightly if you want, but be sure to stir well and make sure there are no hot spots. Many babies aren’t particular and you may not even need to do this.
Stay tuned for an upcoming series on amounts of foods for babies and toddlers.