Introducing solid food to baby is a momentous occasion, frequently marked by a brand-new bib and a proud post on social media. And when baby dribbles or outright spits that baby food in your face, you will learn about an anxiety-provoking aspect to this new routine: worrying about how to get your little one to eat. Your determination to make homemade baby food may seem like it complicates things, but it’s actually a great way to take charge of your baby’s future as an adventurous foodie, and there are lots of clever baby food making hacks to make the process less labor-intensive, with nutritious and delicious results.
Start by understanding how to safely introduce your child to solids. Once you have the basics down (no honey for babies under the age of one and identifying choking hazards!), have fun with it and know your hacks. Squirt some breast milk into those mashed sweet potatoes. Shove some veggies into the oven to roast while you do a load of laundry. Food is a wonderful thing and now baby can take his or her place at the table – and eating as a family is healthy in more ways than one. Here are nine hacks to help you make it happen.