Baby food diary

Baby weaning can be a little bit confusing and I get asked a lot from friends about what I feed my little one, which I always wonder the other way around too. I think mums are always looking to share and compare meals so that we can find things our babies will love. So here are a few favorite recipes that I have created which my daughter loves, along with an idea of what a normal days worth of food looks like to my 9 month old.

Breakfast – 7.45 am :

  • Half a mashed banana mixed with baby porridge (I use one spoonful more than the recommended amount on the box for a 7 month+)
  • A small amount of water to drink.

Mummies milk – 10.30 am

Lunch – 12.30 pm :

  • Pea and sweetcorn pasta.
  • A few baby rice crackers as finger food.
  • A small amount of water to drink.

I soften a tablespoon of chopped onion in a pan before adding water, a handful of peas, a handful of sweetcorn, a couple of florets of cauliflower and about 20g of baby pasta. The pasta I buy takes 6 minutes to cook and I use frozen veg which also takes approx 6 mins to cook so I just cook it all together. I then drain, blend to the right consistency for her and serve once at a safe eating temperature. Usually it makes enough to be used for lunch the next day too if cooled and stored correctly.

Mummies milk – 2.30 pm

Dinner – 5.30 pm :

  • Yummy sweet potato.
  • Carrot sticks and big broccoli.
  • Fruit yoghurt for pudding.
  • A small amount of water to drink.

Main – I soften a tablespoon of chopped onion and small piece of chopped garlic in a pan before adding water, one diced carrot and one diced sweet potato. I feel this usually takes 20 mins to cook so after 10 minutes, I add a few small florets of broccoli for the remaining 10 mins cooking time. I then drain, blend to the right consistency for her and serve once at a safe eating temperature. This generally makes the one serving.

Finger food – I often add some carrot batons and larger broccoli florets in at the appropriate timings so that there are some finger food for her too. Just remember to remove before blending and check it isn’t too hot before giving to baby.

Pudding – Blended and sieved mixed berries (generally 1 strawberry, half a banana and a baby hand sized amount of blueberries) mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of natural yoghurt.

Bedtime mummies milk – 7 pm

My little girl also has a couple of mummy milk feeds during the night too.