Are you looking for innovative ways to feed your baby their Yumi jar, or homemade purée?At times when it seems your baby is uninterested in being fed from a spoon, it’s nice to have a backup plan in order to ensure your baby is getting the nutrients they need. Here are our recommendations for three different ways to feed your baby Yumi.
The Straw Method
Baby food, or a fun twist on a smoothie? Your Yumi blend can be easily transformed into a smoothie for your babe. Mix the contents of your jar well with a spoon. You can even thin it out slightly with a bit of water, and then pop in a bright colored straw in it. We love extra wide straws, such as the ones used for boba drinks. Though it may take some time for your babe to get used to drinking from a straw, several of our parents use this method when their little one is old enough to wield a spoon on their own but not in the mood at the moment.
The Re-Useable Squeeze Pouch Method
Eating from a spoon — you know, actually seeing your food — provides amazing benefits for young kids. Connecting with food visually, learning the motor skills, and appreciating the colors of food are all great advantages. However, as parents, we know the ideal solution isn’t always the possible solution. Enter squeeze pouches. You can add your Yumi single puree or Yumi blend into one of these refrigerator and dishwasher-safe, eco-friendly squeeze pouches.
Eat with Your Babe
Sometimes as parents, we have to revert to the old “monkey see, monkey do” technique. If your babe sees you eating food like theirs, they are more likely to want to eat their own food. Try your own jar of Yumi (it’s adult-friendly, too!) or make yourself a yogurt parfait to eat along with your babe. Several of our parents order extra as snacks for themselves or older kids in the house. At some point in the not-so-distant future, there are going to be nights when your lil’ one will prefer hangin’ with her friends versus eating dinner with the family and you’re going to miss these moments.