Written by Harriet @making_ahouse_ahome
Baby Weaning is enjoyable and messy but Addis have a variety of products to help make weaning more practical and convenient.
From food storage solutions, to products which help you make your own homemade puree... this post will highlight some ways that Addis products can help to make life easier when introducing your baby to solids.
You will also find a simple how-to recipe for making your own Carrot and Parsnip baby food!
Hello my lovelies, it's Harriet here from @making_ahouse_ahome.
For those of you that don't know me, I have two little boys under the age of 3 and my youngest has recently started weaning onto solids.
I run an instagram account and a blog where I discuss all things Mum life, cleaning and mental health.
I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to team up with Addis to bring you a blog all about baby weaning!
Weaning is such an exciting (but scary) experience for both parent and baby!
It’s new, it’s fun and it’s very messy...
The best part is that every child is different!
So even if you’ve been through the experience of introducing solids before, this time is likely to be completely different.
There are lots of do’s and don’t’s and it can feel like a minefield trying to do right by your baby.
The main thing is to enjoy it and let them get stuck in!
Forget the mess and enjoy the memories, some of the best photographs are captured during weaning, when there’s food covering them from head to toe and splattered up to the ceiling.
It’s quite controversial deciding when to start weaning your baby, the NHS guidance is to begin around 6 months.
It is also down to your gut instinct when you feel is best for you both.
Don’t let anyone criticise you for doing what you feel is in your babies best interest but always seek professional advice.
Addis offers a range of products to help make weaning a little bit easier and more practical!
Today I am going to demonstrate how to make your own basic homemade baby purée.
What you will need:
How To: Carrot & Parsnip Baby Purée
1. Rinse & Peel - I used 3 x carrots and 3 x parsnips.
2. Cut into small circular slices.
3. Boil for 5-10 minutes until softened.
4. Drain using the Addis Pop & Store Colander and save some of the cooking water (I used one of the Addis Stack & Store containers to store the cooking water in, as it handily has some ml markings!)
5. Blend into a purée using a processor or with a hand blender.
6. If you would like a thinner consistency, add some of the cooking water back in.
7. Use your Addis funnel to pour into Addis ice cube trays to freeze!
You can pop these homemade puree cubes out of the freezer as and when required, or store in one of the many Addis storage solutions to use later.
This recipe is super simple, perfect for busy Mums and great for babies enjoying their first flavours.
Important points to remember:
⦁ Do not add seasoning, such as salt or pepper, to baby food.
⦁ There is a rule of no Honey before 1!
⦁ Always make sure purée is cool enough before serving to your baby.
Addis products also make weaning more convenient in lots of other ways:
Addis offer a wide range of food storage solutions, including the amazing Pop & Store range which helps to save cupboard space!
The range of Stack & Store pots are perfect for snacks on the go, or for pre-chopping fruit and salad and storing in the fridge. I love the idea that they sit on top of each other, also helping in cupboard organisation and space saving.
The Clip & Go Beaker is a delight for taking out and about, it’s super easy for little ones to drink out of - weaning is thirsty work!
The Seal Tight Ice Cube Tray is perfect for freezing homemade purée or pasta sauce in, ready to pop out as and when required.
The various sized Funnels are perfect for transferring your homemade purée into storage containers.
The Clip & Go Soup Mug is perfect for the upcoming cold winter months.
Homemade soup is a great way to sneak in a load of veggies, and is also a very easy texture for little ones to enjoy.
So remember, go with the flow and enjoy the challenge!
Weaning can be a slow process and can take your little one a bit of time to accustom to - be patient, it is more new to them than it is to you! They won't like everything they try and it can take a few attempts for them to accept certain tastes, textures and flavours.
Seeing the look on your little ones face after trying a new food for the first time is a truly wonderful experience.
Best of luck to anyone on their weaning journey!