We see online all the time “baby friendly recipes”, “baby led weaning recipes”, “6 month old food ideas”, etc. So it’s easy to think that we need special recipes for our babies. But here’s the truth…you don’t!
Not only is it extra work to make one meal for you and a separate baby friendly recipe, it’s also not helpful to be eating different foods from your baby from the perspective of modeling eating behavior! Also, allowing baby to partake in “adult meals” means it’s that much easier to introduce foods with different flavors, textures, and spices – expanding your baby’s palate and the types of food they will accept.
Plus – who wants to be eating baby finger foods all day everyday?
It’s absolutely possible to serve your baby – even your little 6 month old – the same food that you’re having. Meals YOU actually enjoy too! There are obviously some considerations, which I go over in this episode (hint – the guidelines out there for babies and salt intake are more flexible than you think and it’s easy to omit added sugar and make almost any food safe with a few modifications!). I also talk about how to deconstruct meals and make meals easier for your baby to consume. This goes for whether you’re doing purees or finger foods for baby!
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Ep. 44 – THE TRUTH ABOUT SALT: https://mylittleeater.com/44-saltforbabies/
What makes a recipe baby friendly? (4:32)
Sugar for babies (7:48)
Salt recommendations for babies (10:03)
How to modify family meals for your baby (15:45)
Baby Led Feeding Meal Plan (20:40)