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Avocado & Banana Baby Food Recipe

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Baby First Foods Four Months Old Avocado & Banana Baby Puree

Homemade Avocado & Banana Baby Puree Recipe

for Little Mashies reusable food pouches

Ingredients:

1 Ripe Avocado, seeded and peeled
1 Ripe Banana, peeled 

Instructions:

Step 1: Peel and cut a ripe avocado and banana into small pieces.
Step 2: Mash with a fork and add a little breast milk or formula to get a smooth consistency. You may also purée the avocado and banana in a food processor or blender such as Beaba Baby Cook or the Baby Bullet system.
Step 3: If preparing baby food in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches.

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For Baby Led Weaning and Older Kids

For baby led weaning you skip the baby food puree altogether and start with large (2 finger sized) pieces of the food. We would of course do this on our Little Mashies sucky platter! So from 6-9mths of age in baby led weaning foods should be the size of about 2 fingers so that the baby can pick it up and self feed. They also need to be well cooked so they are soft, and with no loose pieces (for example tiny florets that can break off on broccoli, or a slice of apple that's so thin it can break when gnawed on).
From around 9mths with baby led weaning you chop the food very small (to avoid choking). I would suggest 2-4 grains of rice in size. It's a small piece so that if they swallow it whole they won't choke. In traditional baby food recipes this is the stage where we mash food so it has a little texture. At around 12mths of age in baby led weaning the food goes up to bite sizes (and this is the same in non baby led weaning kids), about fingernail sized pieces. Of course some babies will be on a different timeline depending on whether they have heaps or a few teeth. Every baby is different and you just have to watch carefully and get to know how your baby is with food. Never leave them alone whilst eating, and I also recommend sitting them at a table with you for all meals if you can. It helps set the expectation for later in life and you can be a role model for how to eat well. Around 18mths you can offer your little one larger serves again (so a whole apple for example) so that they can learn to take smaller bites themselves, to chew, and to swallow.

 Why is avocado a great baby food choice?

As soon as your baby is 4-6 months old you can give her avocado. It is smooth and creamy, rich in good fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It has everything that is important for good growth and development of the central nervous system and brain. We absolutely LOVE avocado in our house! We mash it, freeze it and put it into smoothies. We send it to daycare inside Little Mashies containers as a dip (the Mashies stop it from going brown), we make our own guacamole dip to use with vegetables, we use it on spicy food to calm it down. Gosh honestly I could go on and on about how great avocado is not only as a baby food but also as a healthy kids snack. 

 

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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews

Amazing Product
POSTED BY KYLIE
I purchased these pouches for my 6 month old son. They are so easy to fill, clean and use. They are great for his little hands too. My 5 year old son also loves them and the surprise he gets when he opens them up. We think the design is super cute too. We were lucky enough to get a couple of the paris pouches in our order and my 13 and 10 year old daughters love them also needless to say I will be making another purchase soon. We also love the cookbook that you have available we have made a couple of things from it so far and they have both been a big hit. Thank you so much for such an amazing product and we will definitely be recommending them to others. :)

Kid Friendly Package
POSTED BY CHRISTINE HAMILTON
I use the Little Mashies to have pre-made snacks, frozen, for grandkids visits, greek yoghurt with fresh berries, coconut-chia-chocolate pudding, or nice thick soups. Healthy home made stuff in a kid-friendly package.

Great Convenient Product
POSTED BY KERRY-LEE
The pouches are such a great convenient product. So easy to use and it means we can take our healthy green smoothies with us on the go without having to pack bulky water bottles!

 

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