The first week is the most exciting, and remember this is supposed to be fun and a time for exploring.
Here are few things to note about this meal plan:
--> 1 oz is apron. 1 tbsp
--> 1 medium apple makes 2 oz of puree
--> 1 medium pear makes 2 oz of puree
--> your baby may eat less than 2 oz of puree, but just in case, I like to make sure there's enough just in case she goes wild.
--> For finger foods, cut or shape the veggies as close to 3 inch pieces and if possible in a "cylindrical" shape.
--> Your baby is unlikely to eat more than 2 slices of fruit or veggie, but make enough extra as some are for sure going to hit the floor ;)
Your grocery list for the first week is:
* 6 apples
* 1 butternut squash
* 1 pear
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