Erin is now 7 months old and has been weaning since she was 4 months old. We were advised that early weaning may help the reflux that she was experiencing from bottle feeding. Up until the last week or so I was a puree virgin.
Lyndsey has been amazing when it comes to sorting our Erin’s food. Ever since we decided to start weaning, Lyndsey is constantly researching what Erin can and can’t eat and how to cook things. She has now literally filled both of our under counter freezers with blended fruit and veg. Such a selection too!
I, to my shame, had had no real involvement in it, other than to feed her occasionally. It’s not very often that I am home at Erin’s meal times because of work. I had certainly never been involved in the blending or freezing process (I know something happens with ice cubes but not sure what).
The other week I had my first go at pureeing, with Lyndsey’s guidance. First I peeled and steamed what felt like 300 pears. After blending the million pears I then had to squeeze it all into what I’m told are food pouches. This last bit was done using some sort of medieval torture device that we own. I have absolutely no idea what this thing was or where it came from. You will notice I am not exactly down with what things are called. We then peeled and blended some kiwi to mix with the pear. I
I will be honest. I enjoyed doing but was slightly disappointed by how little output we got from all those pears. In total we made 7 pouches and it looked like nothing. Lyndsey tells me that this is about 14 meals though at the moment.
I am glad that I am no longer a puree virgin. I half feel like I could do it again on my own.However, my pureeing experience made me very glad I can eat fruit in its whole, solid form. Blended fruit looks quite disgusting.