MOM HACK | Feeding Your Baby Solids

I know there have been a whole lot of changes around here and I am excited to see where this blog grows. And while we have gone from a personal blog through my pregnancy to a more wide spread lifestyle blog featuring photos other than just Ava, one goal of mine has remained constant:

I want this to be a community.

I want to be able to learn tips and tricks from all of you because I am the overwhelmed mommy and many of you are second or third or fourth timers. So while every baby and every kid is different, I want this to be a community of parents who are all encouraging each other and helping each other through challenges.

And when I began introducing solids to Ava last month, I was so excited to see that goal of mine come to life!

My question was, "How much do I feed my baby solids every day" and after asking all of you and consulting with my pediatrician, I learned that there isn't one answer to this.

However, the conversation took a turn and I learned the best mom hack for feeding babies solids so I wanted to blog it for those of you who didn't see it. And of course, a huge thank you to the moms who taught me this because it's brilliant!

So here's a mom hack on measuring how much solid food your child is consuming (if they're eating purees).

Step 1: Get all of the food together you want to feed your baby.

Step 2: Mash it all up.

Step 3: Divvy it up into ice cube trays because each cube is about an ounce.

MOM HACK | Feeding Your Baby Solids how much should I feed my baby when introducing solids

Step 4: Label each bag with the food type, a date, and throw all of the cubes into one bag in the freezer.

MOM HACK | Feeding Your Baby Solids how much should I feed my baby when introducing solids

Step 5: When it's time for your baby to eat, put a cube into the microwave and heat for 15-20 seconds!

MOM HACK | Feeding Your Baby Solids how much should I feed my baby when introducing solids

And voila! That's all there is to it! Prepping is done in advance and it takes less than 30 seconds to prepare Ava's meal. Pretty neat, huh?