How do I choose my baby’s food?

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You’re very aware of where your baby’s food comes from for the first several months of their life. Either it’s from a trusted formula brand or your own body, and there isn’t too much to worry about in terms of quality or ingredients. With baby food, on the other hand, there are a lot of options. How do you narrow it down to the perfect food for your baby?

Look at the ingredients

Most babies are ready to start eating solid food at around 6 months, but they’re not ready for all the solid foods the world has to offer. It’s often easier to start with slightly blander vegetables and fruits like sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, and bananas before jumping into foods with more intense flavors. It’s best to introduce one new single-ingredient food at the time and wait 3-5 days before introducing a new food. This allows you to see if there are any signs of allergy or intolerance. After a couple of months, your baby will be eating a variety of foods.

You can also look at the labels of different food options to check the ingredients. The healthiest thing for your little one is food without additives, including salt and sugar. There’s obviously some sugar naturally found in fruit, but check to see if anything extra has been added in. You can also take a look at how many nutrients the food provides.

Conduct some experiments

If you’re interested in how your baby’s food is being made, try it out yourself! Some brands, like Happy Baby Clearly Crafted™, will include their recipe right on the back of the package. That way, you know that your little one’s apple, kale, and avocado lunch is made up of ½ apple, 1 cup of kale, and 1 teaspoon of cubed avocado. The packages of Clearly Crafted baby food are also clear, so you can actually see the color and consistency right in the store. Does it look like the food you made at home?

You can also try choosing baby food by how many different flavors the brand has to offer. Introducing your baby to different and complex flavors now could expand their palate as they grow up. If there’s a certain kind of baby food your little one ends up loving, it’s nice to know that there are many different flavors available.

Taste the food yourself

Now your baby is finally eating things you can also find delicious! Consider trying these foods before you let your baby try them out. If you don’t like a bunch of different flavors from one brand, maybe move on to a different kind of baby food. If it tastes gross to you, it’s likely that your little one won’t love it either.

If you like the brand but just don’t love a few flavors, it could be a fun opportunity to find out where your tastes line up with your baby’s and where they don’t. And remember, just because your little one doesn’t like something now doesn’t mean they won&;t like it later. Sometimes mixing in formula or breast milk with the food will help them warm up to new flavors. Keep in mind that your baby may need to try a food several times (even more than 10!) before they finally accept it.

Research how brands source ingredients

Eating locally is a little easier for you than it is for your little one. If you’re interested in where your food comes from, you might also like to know how the food your baby is eating is made. Happy Baby Clearly Crafted™ food is made from organic ingredients, and you can see the specific areas and farms where the ingredients are grown by visiting their website.

When it comes to caring for your baby, transparency is everything, and that’s why we love Clearly Crafted™ baby food. We love that they show you their food through the packaging and share their recipes, ingredients, and even the farms and people that help bring you their organic ingredients.

Clearly Crafted™ fruit blends are the perfect solution for moms who love transparent ingredients and knowing where their food comes from. Try some new flavors today with this buy one, get one free coupon!

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