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Three Ways With Plums
Are you in the exciting phase of introducing solid foods to your little one? Weaning is a remarkable journey filled with discoveries and mealtime adventures. Today, we're going to dive into the juicy world of plums and explore three delightful ways to serve them to your baby as they embark on their foodie exploration. So, grab those Coverall bibs and let's get started!
For our mini food enthusiasts, pureeing plums is an ideal choice. Here's a quick and simple way to make a delicious plum puree:
2 ripe plums
Wash the plums thoroughly and remove the pits.
Cut the plums into small, manageable pieces.
Steam the plum pieces until they are soft and tender.
Transfer the steamed plums into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
If needed, add a little water or breast milk/formula to achieve the desired consistency.
Allow the puree to cool and serve it up to your little one with a baby-friendly spoon, our Dippit is perfect for those first tastes.
As your baby progresses and becomes more comfortable with solid foods, you can introduce whole plum treats. This helps them explore different textures and enhances their fine motor skills. Here's how you can serve whole plums:
Start by washing the plums thoroughly.
Remove the pits, and slice the plums into halves or quarters, depending on the size of the fruit and your baby's chewing abilities.
Offer the plum slices to your baby, allowing them to grasp and explore the fruit. It's perfectly okay if they just suck or gnaw on the plum initially.
Supervise your baby while they enjoy their whole plum treat to ensure safe chewing and prevent choking hazards.
When your little one has mastered the art of chewing and can handle more solid foods, you can introduce sliced plums as a tasty and nutritious snack. Here's a simple way to serve them:
Begin by washing the plums thoroughly.
Remove the pits and cut the plums into thin slices or bite-sized pieces.
Place the plum slices on a plate or in a snack container.
Serve the slices to your baby as a finger food snack or alongside their main meal.
Sliced plums are not only delicious but also help develop your baby's hand-eye coordination and self-feeding skills. It's a win-win! You can also bake them into a delicious pastry dish!
Remember, every baby is unique, and their readiness for different textures may vary. Always consult with your health visitor before introducing new foods and follow their guidance on the appropriate time to start introducing plums or any other foods to your baby.
So, there you have it, three fantastic ways to serve plums to your weaning baby. Whether it's pureed, whole, or sliced, these plum preparations are packed with vitamins, fibre, and natural sweetness, making them a fantastic addition to your little one's expanding palate.
Remember to introduce one new food at a time and wait for a few days before introducing another to monitor for any potential allergies or sensitivities.