Good Questions: Making Baby Food

Good Questions: Making Baby Food

Carrie McBride
Apr 21, 2008

Maya writes:

Our son, Charlie, is almost 6 months old and, we think, ready to try out solid foods. My husband and I love to cook for ourselves and are excited to try making some simple, good babyfood at home. I'm hoping Ohdeedoh readers can suggest their favorite book of babyfood recipes for us and maybe give us some ideas on the first vegetables to try (or avoid)?

We just had brunch with a friend whose own son is starting solids. Before delving into making her own baby food, she's offering him bits of mushy foods like banana and avocado which, so far, he likes. Since she's still breastfeeding, her pediatrician recommended she offer him these as little snacks during the day, but not too close to breastfeeding so they don't interfere with nutrient absorption. She just bought Cooking for Baby, but hasn't tried it yet and admits she chose it because of it's pretty cover.

Do you have a cookbook, recipe or cooking technique for babyfood to recommend to Maya? Any specific foods you recommend she start with or hold off on?

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