Oh, Baby Baby
by Keleigh May on June 2nd, 2014

Baby Tucker excited to eat some avocado.
Baby's First Avocado
  • an avocado
  • breast milk or formula
Directions: Slice avocado in half, length wise. Tap the pit of the avocado with the blade of your knife and twist to remove it. Scoop avocado out with a spoon. Puree avocado with milk until desired texture is achieved. 
Baby Tucker eating some pureed vegetables and loving them!

Train Your Child's Tastebuds

I am fully convinced that if you start kids eating healthy from the start, they will carry it with them for the rest of their lives. Think about it, if all you expose your baby to are healthy foods, they won't know any different as they grow up. Tucker eats avocados and other veggies, because he has always eaten them. Train a childs palatte when they are young, and when they are old they won't part from it. While there are lots of great fruits and veggies that you can start your little one off with, I believe avocados are the best.  Avocados will nourish your baby as they are rich in protein, fiber, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, and zinc (find more info on this super fruit  here). If you are a new parent and don't know what to feed your little one, where there's a meal, there's a way.

My mom gave me this cookbook from William Sonoma for Tucker's first Christmas. This was my go to referance when I was preparing Tucker's baby food. It breaks meals down into age appropriate categories, which is super helpful. More info on the cookbook can be found here.
So now you've made your baby food, and unless you have triplets what are you going to do with all that food? I used Fresh Baby trays to freeze my meals. Each cube is about an ounce which makes serving much easier. I still use my Fresh Baby tray today whenever I make pureed vegetables. You can purchase Fresh Baby trays on amazon. 

Have a friend that's having a baby? Here's a gift idea!

Yesterday was the baby shower of one of my best friends from college, Heather, who is due with her first baby later this summer.  For her gift I made her a "New Parent Survival Kit." I included things I really appreciated during those exhausting first few weeks of parenthood such as chocolate covered espresso beans, Febreeze, a nightlight, etc. I put eveything in a wooden crate and painted it with her baby's name on it (I'm not a good painter, I just printed out letters and traced them on with a Sharpie paint pen).
The list of "supplies" we got them.
The finished crate! 
The parent's opening up their kit. 

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