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I have been sharing veg and fruit purees, porridges, health powders for babies till now. I have stayed away from rice so far, that is because i haven't given rice for maha till now. As per our custom we take the first rice feeding to baby as a function. We have fixed that coming friday. After that i would be feeding rice for maha. So wait for more rice dishes and healthy dishes for babies..
Now coming to today's recipe...Potatoes are usually bland by their nature. So i love to add other sweet veggies to it to make it more tastier for babies..Normally i add some sweet carrots to it, i even add a piece of beetroots too.Potatoes makes this puree more creamy and carrots add a natural sweetness to this puree too..
Things to remember:
1)Texture of the puree depends upon you, i would recommend you to make the puree smooth.
2)Your baby wont empty the whole bowl all at once, start with few spoons then increase it gradually as days pass by.
3)In my opinion & experience potatoes wont cause any constipation in babies. But it may cause gas in some babies. Any how i wont feed this puree daily, i give it two times a week.
4) I don't prefer freezing purees. I make it fresh everyday. But if you are busy or find difficult to get time, then freeze it in individual containers and thaw it overnight in fridge.
5)When choosing potatoes, get firm, white variety.
6)Potato and carrots are less likely to have any allergenic reactions.
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How to introduce solid food to your baby:
How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:
Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.
How to make Carrot & Potato Puree:
Choose a fresh, firm potato and carrot. Wash them well. Peel them slightly. Cube them. Put them in water and wash them well till there is no starch.
Now transfer them in a sauce pan, cover them with clean water.
Place it on stove and bring it to boil. Cover it and simmer it. Cook for 12 to 15 mins till the veggies are completely cooked.
Now drain the veggies to a bowl or a mixer. Reserve the cooking liquid.
You can puree them in a blender or use a handblender. Use the reserved liquid to thin the puree if needed.
Transfer this to a bowl and feed your baby with a spoon.
|Wash your carrots and potatoes|
|Add them to water and rinse off all starch from the potatoes|
|Take that in a sauce pan|
|Cover them with water|
|Place it over stove|
|Bring it to boil|
|cover and simmer|
|cook till tender|
|Drain the veggies in a bowl|
|Add the reserved boiled water|
|make it into a smooth puree|
|feed your baby..|