A few weeks ago I was at the grocery store trying to find organic produce for Olive to eat. I had written down peaches on my list because they were safe for her age and something she hadn’t yet tried. Of course, my grocery store didn’t have any organic peaches that day. I ended up getting something else that I had already introduced because I didn’t know what else to get her that would be safe.
When I got home I decided to write out a list of foods that are safe for each developmental month, that way I could keep it in my purse and reference it when I was at the store. I can now choose seasonal, organic produce for Olive that is safe for her!
I thought that this list might be useful to others so I’m sharing it here. You can print it and use when you go grocery shopping for your little eater.
(Note: I compiled this list from sources I trust but you should do your own research if you are concerned.)
Carrie R says
Awesome idea! Thank you so much for sharing your list.
I do buy organic at the grocery store, but I try to find most of my produce at the local farmers market. :) So far baby girl has only had baby food made from local produce, except for bananas. ;)
I just bought some gorgeous carrots at the farmers market this past weekend and am going to steam them and make her baby food with them today. She is almost 7 months, so we will go ahead and give them a try. If it turns out to be too early, I will freeze the rest and wait until next month and try them again! :)
Good point! I try to buy local produce too. My grocery stores sometimes have local farm produce. I’ve been finding it difficult to get to the farmer’s markets lately but they are really great places to find high quality produce.
Great list. Have you ever considered introducing flavoursome spices into your LO’s diet from the age of 7 months? I would highly recommend it. Providing babies with great tasting food and a variety of different tastes makes them less fussy as they grow older. Speaking from first hand experience :)
hmm, interesting. I was under the impression that we shouldn’t give infants spices. I have no idea why so maybe that’s not true?
It’s common to be cautious especially when people say ‘spices’, because people instantly assume chilli. The spices I am referring to are the aromatic spices that add flavour to babies food i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, turmeric etc. Wonderful alternative to adding salt or sugar and provided they are introduced into a baby’s diet in the correct manner it should be fine. In fact, I’ve written a whole recipe book based on it.
Also millions of people over the world (Malaysia, India etc) feed their babies spices from a young age and think nothing of it.
Carrie R says
Hey dear! I featured this post in my A Little Sunday Potluck series (I know, again. right?? :) ) this morning. Thanks so much for sharing your list with other mamas. Please feel free to stop on over and check it out and grab my new feature button if you feel so inclined. :)
Carrie R says
I think by now you know that I like your blog. So, here is a little more love. :) I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Please check out my post when you have a moment…