When you think of feeding your baby, you are likely thinking of two things: healthy food and convenience. One of the biggest trends in baby foods in the past few years has been the ready availability of organic baby foods. Just 10 years ago these were a specialty item that could be hard to find. Today, every major baby food company has an organic line, and some companies make nothing but organic baby foods.
Buying the organic foods mean less exposure to pesticides for babies. Studies have shown that pesticides have a heavier impact on children than they do adults, making many parents concerned about the long-term damage of pesticides. With organic foods, there is one less worry for new parents who likely have plenty of worries about their new bundle of joy.
Meals and Convenience
One of the reasons that those little glass baby food jars have remained so popular over the decades is that they are incredibly convenient to use. Just pop a few into your diaper bag and you have a few meals ready just in case they are needed.
One way to make sure that you are always ready for a feeding on the go is to use a travel baby spoon case in your diaper bag. These hold two or three travel spoons, depending on the design, and keep them clean and ready for use. With a case, your spoons are also easier to find in your bag.
When at home, popping open a jar is easy, but if you have a lot of jars on hand, it can be difficult to see what is available and to choose just the right foods for a meal. To keep them all organized, consider getting a revolving baby food organizer. These are attractive, round organizers that spin 360 degrees and let you see almost two dozen jars at once with a quick spin.
Feeding One Food at a Time
Because food allergies are so prevalent, pediatricians recommend feeding your baby just one food at a time when introducing new foods. By doing that, you can see whether the baby has an allergy to the new food. An allergy may cause the baby to throw up the food or cause a rash or diarrhea. When this occurs, make a note of the offending food and introduce baby to a new one once the allergy symptoms of the lat one have faded.
By taking care in feeding their babies with healthy foods that are introduced slowly, parents have a lot of control over the health of their babies. And, they don’t have to blend their own foods in order to offer healthy meals to their precious babies each day.