Although there is a lot of speculation on when solid’s should be introduced to a baby, we decided four months was the perfect time for Eliana. I knew that there are a few basic cues on whether a baby is ready for solid foods. One of which, is whether they are showing interest in food. In my case, Eliana was literally following the utensil from my plate to my mouth every time I was eating in front of her! I guess you could say that was a big check! Another major aspect to make sure of, is if a baby can sit up on their own with little to no help. Once I noticed that Eliana was definitely showing interest and seemed ready I of course then consulted with her Pediatrician. At her four month checkup we were given the green light, and went straight to Whole Food’s to get organic everything! (this could be considered excessive—first time parents am I right? We can buy normal veggies for our second child).
We started off with three days of rice cereal since this was recommended by our Pediatrician. After that, the fun began! We tried carrots next, and let me tell you Eliana LOVES carrots. I was actually a little sad since she seemed to love them more than me. After carrots we tried zucchini which was a hit, but not as amazing as carrots of course. The one thing I strived for was to make sure I pureed Eliana’s fruits and vegetables at home and to not use store bought baby food (at least for now). This seems very simple, except for when you are a working mama you tend to not have time to even cook your own dinner! That is when I found Nurture Life.
Nurture Life is a food service that delivers fresh, never frozen, and all organic food for babies. I am beyond impressed by the on point delivery and packaging of the baby food, let alone the simplicity of the ingredients—and most importantly no additives. As my honest opinion, I highly suggest this food service for anyone that has a busy lifestyle and just can’t keep up sometimes. Will I be using this service every week? Probably not, but I will definitely be able to order ahead on the weeks where I know I will have a busy schedule. Did Eliana enjoy their foods equally as mama’s cooking? I’m going to say no, just for the sake of my happiness.
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