Once your baby starts solids, you may look back fondly to when you only needed a bottle or breast.
Your life's about to get a little busier, so here are a few ‘hacks’ to make it all a bit easier.
The big freeze
Save time by doing a big weekly cook-up of several meals and freezing them in baby-size portions. Freeze trays and pouches are particularly handy here.
Remember to label all your frozen food, including the date you cooked it. It's easy to lose track.
Isn't it ironic?
By the age of six months, your baby's need for iron increases, so make sure you include lots of iron-rich foods to begin with. Iron-enriched cereals are the easiest place to start.
Quick and healthy
If you're caught short without a prepared meal, try grating up an apple or pear. Nutritious and easy. Even easier - bust open an avocado or banana.
In the first years of life, your baby is building up its microbiome, the trillions of microbes, including bacteria, that live on and inside its body.
Bacterial diversity is the hallmark of a healthy microbiome, which can in turn support immune and digestive health, so keep it nourished with a wide range of fermented foods and lots of prebiotic fibre.
Probiotics can help encourage good bacterial diversity in your baby's microbiome. Life-Space Probiotic Powder for Baby contains ten strains of beneficial bacteria to support digestive health. Simply sprinkle the powder onto your child’s warm or cool food and mix well before consuming. Voila!
Try, try again
If your baby doesn't seem keen on a new taste, don't give up! It can take over twelve tries for a baby to accept a new food.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Supplements should not replace a balanced diet.