Babies slurp first time bites into the back of their throat just like they do with breast or bottle, so until they’ve had appropriate exposure navigating larger chunks of food in their mouth, it’s best to maintain a very smooth consistency by thinning out their purées.

Below are four of the most nutritious liquids to use as a thinning agent when making a purée. Simple upgrades will add a layer of nutrients to enrich + liven up any meal for your baby!

 


 

MAMA’S MILK – It’s no secret that Mama’s Milk has it goin’ on!  Liquid Gold and likely the most sophisticated food on the planet.  For those who pump adding breastmilk is a highly nutritious addition to an already wholesome purée.

 

BONE BROTH – If you are comfortable giving your baby animal products at this age, this is the one to start with!

Bone broth maintains ancestral reverence and is known as a traditionally used first food for babies.  It is a great reminder that a healthy gut is intrinsic to the very foundation of wellness;

Offering nutrients that target the impressionable + developing gut lining of an infant (which is porous at birth), the collagen + dense mineral composition act as a sealer for the micro gap junctions that are working hard to close up by the age of 6-months.

 

HERBAL TEA – Just look at that vibrant (unfiltered) color!  Adding an organic, herbal, non-caffeinated tea swiftly launches any purée into the land of Baby Superfoods.  Pictured above is Organic Rooibos best known for it’s high antioxidant + mineral profile including iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

 

STEAM WATER – Although it is beneficial to give a light steam to many first foods, we do lose some nutrients in the process. Why not claim them back?  Simply scoop up some steam water + use until your desired consistency is achieved.

Now, let’s turn up the base, Baby!

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