Larkin has started eating "big girl food". I am making our own baby food, and so far so good. We started with sweet potatoes this week, and next week we are on to green bean and then carrots ... I am not sure how Larkin will love green beans, but I figure so much orange should be broken up unless I want an Oppa Loompa baby!
I was hesitant to start solids with Larkin. I wasn't sure how she would take the new textures, and I'll admit I was sad to see this new stage come. I wasn't quite ready for her to be that big yet. Our pediatrician assured me that her barfing would ease up if I would start the solids, so it was a trade off. Give up that new baby stage for less loads of laundry.
Making the baby food is not as hard as I thought it would be. I steam up the veggies (I roasted the sweet potato) and puree them in our food processor. They have great color and texture. I have been thinning them out a little to start with formula. I pop them in the freezer in a couple of ice trays covered in plastic wrap and put them in a gallon zippy when they are ready. Our freezer is now full of Gallon bags of baby food. Every night I pull out a few sweet potato ice cubes and put them in the fridge to defrost for the following day. I did order a few cups with lids online so that we can travel with food and not have to worry about the mess ... hmmm maybe that is a lost cause!
Congrats Larkin on being such a BIG girl this week!
3 days ago