Prepare your own baby food

Store-bought baby foods are convenient, but also expensive. In certain instances, these products also contain salt,  sugar and preservatives - all of which are best to exclude from your baby's diet at this stage.

It's a lot cheaper to make your own baby food, and probably healthier. Here are a few pointers:
  • Always wash your hands before handling food or feeding your baby.
  • When you introduce a new food, prepare it without any other ingredients.
  • Don’t add sugar, salt or fat.
  • Steam, pressure cook or waterless cook food.
  • Peel vegetables and fruit unless they are organically grown.
  • Mash all food. Make it progressively lumpier.
  • Prepare large quantities at a time and freeze small portions for later.
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