Doctor’s Advice: Warming Up Baby Food

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Question: I just purchased a Baby Bullet for my 6 month old baby. Just want to know how to warm up refrigerated baby food that is kept in the storage cups. Can I submerge them in hot water? – Marydina

AnswerHi, if the cups are tightly covered you can do just that – alternately, put the covered cup in a sealed plastic bag and then submerge, in the event there is a little action inside the cup! Remember, babies like cool fruit (like us) and warm veggies – which brings out the naturally wonderful flavors! Enjoy and bon appetit!

 

QuestionWhat amounts should I combine to make a blueberry, banana and yogurt serving for my 8 month baby? – Bruce

AnswerYum! This sounds delicious! All the ingredients you are using are high quality and so good for your little one. I would put a tablespoon each of the fruits and 2-3 tablespoons of the yoghurt – so baby gets all the wonderful fiber and flavor from the fruit, but the benefits of the probiotics in the yoghurt, and the tangy flavor as well. Adjust as your little one seems to direct you! Enjoy explorations in food!

 

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About Dr. JJ Levenstein

Dr. JJ Levenstein is a board-certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and in 2012 retired from her thriving private pediatric practice in Encino, California. She served on the staff of CHLA and Encino Tarzana Hospitals for 20 years and was consistently voted one of the Best Doctors in America® from 2003 through 2012. Drawing from her experience as a pediatrician and mom, Dr. Levenstein serves as president and co-founder of MD Moms, makers of Baby Silk, the first personal care line for babies developed by pediatrician moms. She serves on the board of United Cerebral Palsy LA, is an active writer and sits on the advisory boards of several child-centered websites. She is an accomplished chef and completed culinary school in 2013! She has had a lifelong interest in child nutrition and all things related to preventive health.

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