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And Baby Eats

I absolutely love cooking for my baby because it’s just so easy. There is nothing easier in this world to cook than baby food, and I am all about easy.

A few months ago, I started Valentino on solids. We started with rice cereal, that I would mix in with his formula. At first I made it super runny until he got used to it, then I slowly worked my way up to a thicker consistency. In one the early days, I made the mistake of giving him rice cereal that I had made too thick and he kept me up all night screaming of gas pains.

Here he is at 5 months eating his rice cereal.

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After he got used to eating rice cereal I would add in some fruit, starting with bananas. I’d make the rice cereal, add half a banana, and then mash it up with a fork.

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I would give him the same food for 3 days before trying anything new to rule out allergies. Then I’d make little mixes for him, like banana strawberry smash (he LOVES this)

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He also loves his yogurt. I’ll take plain whole fat organic yogurt and mix it up with his breakfast sometimes. I’ll microwave some frozen blueberries for a few seconds, mash them up and mix them with yogurt. Or I’ll boil an egg and mix the yolk with yogurt, but I won’t always mix everything with yogurt because I want him to try and get used to different textures.

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After I feed him most of his food with a spoon, I throw some on his tray and let him make a mess of it and hopefully have the rest land in his mouth rather than the floor. That’s his favorite part of meal times. Here’s him playing with some steamed and smashed sweet potato.

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About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.