Well my little princess is starting to eat solids! I have been putting it off because I know how much work goes into getting everything ready for her to eat solid food. There’s making the food, keeping track of what she’s eating, and, of course, feeding her. With my little man, I developed a system to keep track of everything he ate because I am a huge believer in exploring different foods. After I read the book French Kids Eat Everything, I decided that I am going to introduce one food a day in order to maximize the amount of food my kiddo tries. The author explained that French kids try a wide variety of foods from an early age. I know this goes against the doctors recommendations of waiting three days before trying a new food, but I feel that if there is an allergy you would know right away. This was the case with the little man as we found out he was sensitive to dairy and corn.
To accomplish my goal of having my little princess try at least 20 foods in one month, I needed to get organized. I started by going to the grocery store and stocking up on a bunch of food to puree. Below is my shopping list.
Next, I made all of the food by cooking it and sticking it in the food processor to get it into a puree. The, I placed the purees in ice cube trays to harden. Once the food was hard, I placed in ziplock baggies in the freezer with labels on each baggie so I know what food I stored. (More on my baby food making skills later!)
Now I am ready to try some food with my little princess. Below is the food tracker I created to keep track of all of the foods I will be trying my little lady! I can’t wait to see what she likes and what she’s not interested in!
What about you…How do/did you keep track of what your baby was eating? I always love hearing how you keep track of things!