Why Single-Produce Purées are Perfect for Weaning
May 22, 2019
So you and your baby are ready to wean. It’s an exciting – and nervous! – time. Right now, you can start establishing habits which will help your child to grow strong and lead a healthy life. But why should you start with single-produce purées?
Most babies will need to try food a few times before they get used to the new flavor and texture. If you start by trying single foods, it’s much easier for your child to figure out what the new flavor is, and whether they like it. But if you start with mixed purées, it’s more difficult to understand what works and what doesn’t.
Some parents worry that they won’t get enough nutritional variety by using single-produce purées. So to prove that your baby can start a healthy diet by weaning on single-produce purées, here are the key nutritional details for the First Spoons range of simple purées.
And don’t forget – all our purées are made from fresh, organic produce with no additives. Because baby stomachs are so small and sensitive, it’s best to serve food which is as pure as possible.
Source of potassium, vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Introduces your baby to naturally sweet flavors, without artificial sugars.
Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. It’s full of fiber, but contains no fat, sodium, or cholesterol.
Pumpkin is full of antioxidant vitamins A, E, and C. It contains lots of healthy carbs, and the essential mineral folate to support healthy development.
Butternut squash is tasty and filling – plus full of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
Broccoli has it all: healthy carbs, protein, fiber, plus a long list of vitamins and minerals.
Pears are another great way to introduce natural sweetness into your child’s diet. They’re also full of vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
No, carrots won’t help you see in the dark. But they are packed with slow-release carbohydrates for energy, fiber, vitamin A, and potassium.
Apples are full of vitamins and minerals, too. Plus they’re a good source of fiber, which is essential for little tummies.