Merry Christmas! OK, it’s a little late but I took a break over the festive period to just relax with my family and enjoy the run up to the big day. It was the first year that J understood what was going on and it was fun to watch his excitement unfold.
Baby A’s first food
It was also lovely to just spend the day as a foursome and enjoy baby A’s first Christmas together. Christmas is all about family and food it seemed appropriate that we should give baby A her first taste of something to eat on Christmas day.
She is 5 months now, can sit up and has been grabbing for my meals so we decided she was ready to start weaning. When I cooked up our roast I put aside a few carrots, served two ways – starting her young as a foodie! – and she had carrot sticks to chew on and carrot puree as well.
I caught the moment on video but as you can see, she wasn’t all that impressed! She was more interested in playing with the spoon. And that’s fine. I always like the phrase ‘food before one is just for fun’ as it is all about exploration and introducing them to new flavours and textures.
Hipp Organic Wean Team
We are excited to be sharing baby A’s first foods journey as part of Hipp Organic’s Wean team, a 12 month blogger programme that will document all those exciting developments that we will be experiencing over the next year.
Earlier this month we were invited to a baby brunch and met the other babies taking part and some of the Hipp team. They are are a family run brand with over 150 products, including fruit pots, pouches and tray meals, which we are looking forward to trying.
Weaning with food allergies
Baby A will be taking her weaning journey slowly as I am aware, with her allergic tendencies, that we might face a few bumps along the way. It was only after J had a very bad reaction to hummus that we started to learn the extent of his allergies.
This time I have more knowledge and I am starting off with the least allergenic fruits and vegetables – carrot, sweet potato, apple – and will only be introducing one thing every three days. I will also be avoiding any of the foods we think she has issues with until after allergy tests have clarified this.
What was your baby’s first food? Have you tried Hipp products and which was your favourite?