Monday, February 20, 2012

TIPS COOKING & FEEDING FOR YOUR BABY

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First time being a Mommy, made me always look for information about nursery and taking care of a baby; I search through books, internet, my mother and mother-in-law, and from my friends’ experiences.
So, when my baby is about ready to eat other food than breast milk (around 6 months old), I also look for information on how to choose the right menu for my baby, the variation menu, and how to prepare and serve it.

I bought a book, entitled “Variasi Makanan Sehat Bayi” (Healthy Baby’s Meal Variations), written by Wied Harry Apriadji. Since it is written in Indonesian, I tried to translate it into English.

  
the cover & the pages are no longer smooth, too often read by mommy  & played by my son :)

my son tore the cover, because he wanted to read it too :)


In that book, instead of writing some baby’s food menus, Apriadji also wrote about some tips to prepare and serve baby’s food, and also the best way to choose baby’s food based on baby’s age and eating skills. But here, I only want to give general tips on how to prepare, serve and feed baby’s food.

1. Get used to wash your hand first, using hand soap, before you preparing the ingredients and the cooking utensils.
2. Prepare the ingredients which suitable for baby’s age and eating skill. For example: for 6 – 7 months old baby, it is better to be feed with liquid fruit juice; for 8 – 9 months old, it is better to be feed with smooth vegetable puree or smooth porridge, etc.
3. It is better for you to have separate baby’s cooking utensils with your regular cooking utensils. For example: small pan, small frying pan, small and bigger sieve, grater, knife, blender, etc. It is because when you cooked spicy food, the rest of the spicy taste in your cooking utensils would not affect the baby’s food.
4. Because the quantity of baby’s food only in small portion, it is better to have mini blender (special for baby) or hand blender. Usually it is sold at baby shops. But, if it is hard to get it, you can use the grinder of new-regular blender set only for blending your baby’s food.
5. Wash the ingredients before it is cooked. Wash it with flowing water, so the germs will wash away.
6. For meat, wash & cut it into the portion needed, then pack it in sealed container, after that put it in the freezer. Do not melt and chop it again. Because by melting it, it makes the bacteria grows.
7. For fruits juice or puree, it is better not adding any sugar. Let the baby learn the original flavor of fruits. It also helps to develop sensitivity the sense of taste. Besides, sugar will burden the work or baby’s pancreas and liver also will make your baby addicted to sweet.
8. Do not blow baby’s food when it is hot. Just let it cool down first before feed it to your baby. Because by blowing the food will transfer the germs from your mouth to the food then to the baby. Remind this also to your baby sitter, so she will be aware.
9. The last, although not the least, serve the baby food using cutleries special for baby, such as bowl, spoon, and glass. Sterilized those in boiled water before using them.

Well, those are some tips which I am able to summarize so far from the book.
Happy cooking and feeding for your baby, because cooking for your baby is challenging and fun :)

6 comments to “TIPS COOKING & FEEDING FOR YOUR BABY”

  • February 27, 2012 at 1:59 AM
    El3kTr0 says:

    Last week of the month have a good time ;)

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  • February 27, 2012 at 2:23 AM
    Jeremy says:

    Good tip.. Feeding your baby is a challenge to most mothers. A thorough plan makes your baby healthy.
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  • February 29, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    tips yang menarik bu....bs di cb sm bpk2 jg tuh...wkwk

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  • March 1, 2012 at 2:38 AM
    Yolah Store says:

    Jeremy : Thanks for leaving comment. All mother will do everything for the good of their babies :)

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    Donney Indra Danuarta : ayo para bapak..., silakan mencoba tips ini :)

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  • April 12, 2012 at 7:37 PM
    o2-fresh says:

    nice info, thx..

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