In my experience, the hardest age to feed a baby is between about 8 months and 13 months. From birth to 6 months, my daughter drank only "mama's milk" (which was pretty straightforward). Between 6 and 8 months, she ate some breastmilk/cereal bites and some blended fruits and veggies, but breastmilk still was her primary sustenance. Between 8 months and 13 months, it seemed harder because we had to cut everything into itty bitty bites and we had to either feed her ourselves or give her foods that were easily self-served.
We never worried much about preparing separate meals for her palatte. From the beginning, she's had corn and sweet tomatoes, chili and quesadillas, spaghetti and grilled chicken, even peanuts and salsa. Just last night, my husband gave her part of a jalapeno stuffed olive and she loved it! We're fortunate that she's not very picky and she'll try anything (although she definitely has her favorites - macaroni and cheese, peas, corn, noodles, berries, fruit leathers, and m & m's).
Still, it's hard when you have to spoon the food bite-by-bite into baby's mouth (that's the most tiresome stage, I think) and/or when you have to think of foods to serve that are easy to self-feed (but that are also healthy).
pomme bébé, a new company based in Newport Beach, CA, understands this dilemma. Founder Svetla Lazarova Kibota's goal is to bring "flavorful, nutritious, and convenient meal-options to busy families who want only the best for their children." pomme bebe specializes in "purely organic, freshly-cooked, homemade meals for babies and toddlers."
With pomme bébé, your baby can enjoy fresh, nutritious meals delivered to your door - the spring seasonal menu includes items like Apple Blueberry Blend, Chicken Asparagus Orzo, and Cauliflower Carrot Puree. Menu items are divided by age (6+ months, 8+ months, 12+ months) and are delivered nationwide.
All meals can be purchased or tested by child and parent alike at the bébé-bar™ in Newport Beach, CA (cool!) or you can visit the online store and place your order. pomme bébé will flash freeze your organic meals to lock-in the freshness and will ship them directly to your front door in environmentally-friendly insulated containers over dry ice.
If I were in Newport, I think I would definitely stop in at the bébé-bar™. It sounds like a fun concept. That said, I don't think I would order foods for delivery when I can just as easily mash up an avocado or a banana or puree some blueberries on my own.
But what about you? Would you/have you consider(ed) ordering from a specialty baby food company like pomme bébé?
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