Moving to Solids

One of the stages that I can remember being most confused and concerned about when my oldest son (who is now 10) was a baby was transitioning to solid food. I was so unsure how to start, when to start, what gear I needed to start and what exactly I should be feeding him. The one thing that I did know for sure was that I wanted him to have real fruits and veggies and not a lot of fillers.

This was such a big step for me that we decided to feed him his first puree at Christmas with our whole family there (I even got him a special Santa bib). He absolutely loved the bright orange carrot puree and went on to be an amazing little eater but I never stopped worrying about what was in the food that I was feeding him or his little brother and sister.

Now when I am working with clients and we are picking out high chairs, bibs and feeding sets I am also really excited to be able to recommend Beech-Nut® Naturals™. Beech-Nut® Naturals™ is a line of baby food purees that is inspired by homemade, made with real fruits and real veggies.

How many times have you been in your grocery store and looked at a label and you weren’t able to pronounce many of the ingredients? With Beech-Nut® Naturals™ that isn’t the case because each jar is made only with simple, 100% natural ingredients.

We love that Beech-Nut® Naturals™ is accessible and available right in our local grocery store and that it is something that parents can easily grab to feed their babies and feel great about it! Beech-Nut® Naturals™ is really simply real food for babies™!

When your doctor advises your baby is ready (typically around 4 months) to start solids you can pick up the Stage 1 which are simple single ingredient jars such as:

  • Just Sweet potatoes
  • Just Apples
  • Bananas
  • Just Carrots
  • Just Green Beans
  • Just Butternut Squash
  • Prunes

Once your baby has conquered Stage 1 you can move to the Stage 2 (typically around 6 months) which  introduces perfect pairings of two or more foods:

  • Just Pear & Blueberry
  • Banana Orange Pineapple
  • Just Apple & Kale
  • Apple & Pumpkin
  • Just Sweet Corn & Green Beans
  • Just Carrot, Corn & Pumpkin
  • Just Spinach, Zucchini & Peas
  • Apple, Cinnamon & Granola

Have you started solid foods with your baby yet? If so, what was the food you chose as your baby’s first food?

xo, Julie

This post is sponsored by Beech-Nut® Naturals™ but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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