I still can’t believe Darlington’s ten months old next week. On one hand, the months have flown by, but on the other hand, traveling with formula, bottles, bottle accessories, homemade baby food, diapers, wipes, car seats, and strollers can make the time tick by—not to mention the nightmares about leaving something behind.
But there’s light at the end of this delirious tunnel—baby’s first birthday. According to sources like the Mayo Clinic, babies can be taken off formula and given whole cow’s milk after twelve months. That helps lighten the baby-gear load, and though this might sound exciting, it also means I need to make sure Darlington continues to develop her little palette by eating healthy and nutritious food.
While introducing her to new foods each week, it’s important to maintain her love of the fruits and vegetables that she’s already tested and approved. Today, I’ll be sharing Darlington’s acorn squash recipe and a helpful little chart, showing what and when to introduce specific foods to baby.
- Acorn squash
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash acorn squash.
- Cut acorn squash in half.
- Scoop out seeds.
- Place halves in the middle of a sheet of foil.
- Completely wrap the halves.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Then, scoop out squash and place in blender.
- Add a little bit of water.
- Purée and serve.
I hope you and baby enjoy! Below is the infographic to illustrate what foods we should be giving baby and when. If you find it useful, please share with your mommy friends!
PS: If you’re looking for more great DIY baby food recipes, I recommend this post from Top Reveal which has over 20 simple but yummy recipes for your kiddo!