I was going to start with mashed avocado because that's what I did with the first two, but my husband whimsically suggested that we start with something local. Okay, applesauce! And, charmingly, applesauce that I made last fall when I was pregnant with this very baby.
Then I cooked and pureed a sweet potato. I freeze the extra in ice cube trays set aside for that purpose, and then I have cubes of baby food in the freezer. This morning, I cooked and pureed two plums and froze the puree as well.
The book that I used as a guide for feeding my first two babies, Super Baby Food, is rather outdated Just a skim of recent research showed me that things have shifted. I don't need to wait 4 days between each new food? I should add a bit of salt to the baby's food? I don't need to postpone possible allergenic food until 12 months or older? Help me out here, readers. I want to feed Phoebe real food in a reasonable way that meets her body's needs. We have no food allergies on either side of the family. Do you have a book or a resource to recommend?