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Plum Baby Food Recipe

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Baby First Foods Four Months Old Plum Baby Puree

Homemade Plum Baby Puree Recipe

for Little Mashies reusable food pouches

 Ingredients:

2 cups fresh plums, diced and seeded

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut plums into small pieces.
Step 2: Steam the diced plums in a stovetop steamer or a Beaba Baby Cook system.
Step 3: Puree the plums in a food processor or blender. You will not need to add any liquid. To get a thicker and creamier consistency you could mix it with a little avocado if your baby has tried avocado before.

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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 plum a great baby food choice?

Rich in fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, plums are an interesting fruit to give to your baby in their first year. The high level of fiber helps in maintaining bowel regularity and constipation but plums should be really well cooked in the beginning months of introducing solids to your baby. If you make and freeze a lot of plum puree you can use it to sweeten other vegetables and meals that need a bit of flavour. Your frozen plum puree will never go to waste. Even now when Ariella is almost 5 we use frozen plum puree in smoothies and with frozen banana to make our own ice-cream!

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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews

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Love the little mashies! My son loves using it to drink his smoothies & green juice! And it's so easy to wash and clean. Great product :)

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Amazing! Saves so much time when doing anything. Takes hardly anytime too fill them pop them in the fridge and go. I have two young girls who demand food for the moment they wake up so these are perfect for that demanding 6:30am craziness:)

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Absolutely thrilled with my purchase, not only do they look great but they are easy to wash, clean and fill. Def worth the money, we've only used it for custard and yoghurt so far but much cheaper than buying the squeezie yoghurts from the supermarket and we aren't contributing to landfill everyday.

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