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Weaning tips

How to puree

There’s no need to overcook foods if you have a good blender, and overcooking can draw out all the good nutrients! Add a little boiled water to help loosen the puree and sieve after blitzing if you’re worried about lumps. The more used to swallowing your baby is, the more you can incorporate texture.
You can freeze purees in ice cube trays - which sterilise well - and pop them out into a pan to defrost and heat when you need them.

A little at a time

Introduce different foods a little at a time. Babies can often be overwhelmed by lots of flavours during weaning and it’ll be easier for them to recognise the food they eat next time round if it’s not jumbled up together. The more often they have something, the more likely they are to like it, so don’t give up if they spit it out first time round – it can take as many as 10-20 attempts with some foods and some babies!

THESE TIPS ARE GENERAL AND MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY CHILD. YOU KNOW YOUR BABY BEST!