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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Homemade Peanut Banana Oatmeal Baby Food + The New Guidelines For Introducing Allergens

Introducing peanuts to babies

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When Coen was born, I told myself to savor every moment, because babies don't keep. An entire year of infancy stretched out ahead of us, but I blinked and half a year was already gone. Coen is now 6 months old, and he's nothing like the helpless newborn he was just a short while ago. He's rolling, sitting, standing with support, trying to crawl, getting teeth, eating baby food, and sipping from a straw cup!


Gone are the hours upon hours I spent breastfeeding him. Now some of those nursing sessions are supplemented by solid feedings. Instead of pulling out my breast pump, I'm pulling out the blender to make homemade baby purees. So many changes happen within that first year of life. It's exciting and bittersweet at the same time!

Speaking of changes, a lot of changes have occurred since my four older kids were babies. Start solids at 4 months, start solids at 6 months, start solids between 4-6 months, skip purees and do baby led weaning, don't give eggs or peanut butter until 12 months...it's hard to keep up! Coen's wonderful pediatrician recommended starting solids at 4 months (we did) and slowly introducing foods, then adding eggs and peanut butter to his diet at 6 months old. Research shows that feeding peanuts between 4-6 months could prevent babies from developing a peanut allergy. We followed the recommendation, and it was so easy to do!

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When Coen turned 4 months old, we introduced purees. Just like I did with my last few babies, we fed a mix of store-bought purees and homemade purees, feeding one food for three days before moving on to the next. He loved all the new flavors, and was up to eating three solid meals a day by the time he reached 6 months. And that's when we added peanut powder to the rotation! 

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Just before he turned 6 months, I was introduced to Lil Mixins Infant Peanut Powder! It is the #1 Pediatrician-recommended infant peanut powder, and it only contains one ingredient—100% organic peanuts. The company was started by a food allergy mom to help parents introduce babies to peanuts, eggs, and tree nuts safely and easily, while following the AAP guidelines for early peanut introduction between 4-6 months. (ALWAYS check with your child's pediatrician before feeding peanuts to your baby, especially if they have severe eczema or another known food allergy.)

How To Prevent Peanut Allergies


Lil Mixins Infant Peanut Powder can be easily added to whatever food your baby is eating in just a few seconds! It can even be added to a bottle, because it doesn't clump or thicken when mixed with liquid. The recommendation is 2 teaspoons 3 times a week, so it's doable. It doesn't contain sugar, salt, additives, or GMOs, so it's safe for baby to eat, and it tastes great in so many purees! I usually add it to Coen's breakfast three times a week so I don't forget.

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I love peanut butter, so I wanted to whip up a homemade baby food recipe that Coen would love as well. It isn't one I would freeze, but it only took a few minutes to prepare. Coen loved it, and I thought it was yummy, too! It only has four simple ingredients, and it's packed with peanut power!

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Homemade Peanut Banana Oatmeal Baby Food


Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup baby oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons Lil Mixins Infant Peanut Powder
  • 1/4 cup water (approximately - I start with 1/8 cup, then add more until I reach the desired consistency)
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Make It:

  1. Slice the banana, and place into a blender. (I love my nutribullet, because it blends foods in seconds!) Measure and add the remaining ingredients, starting with half of the water.
  2. Blend until smooth. Check the consistency, and add more water if needed and blend again. 
  3. Serve! If baby doesn't finish the entire amount, cover the dish, and refrigerate. I don't usually save homemade food that's made with bananas for more than a day. 
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Introducing Coen to peanuts early was a simple process. It only takes a few extra seconds a week, with minimal effort. Food allergies are so common these days, and I love the theory behind getting started early! Coen loves the taste, and I'm confident we're doing what we can to help prevent a peanut allergy! 

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One jar of Lil Mixins Infant Peanut Powder, which typically retails for $24.99, will last 3 months, until your baby is old enough to safely eat peanut butter. It's available for purchase on their website and on Amazon. Use promo code MOMSMEET20 to get 20% off your Lil Mixins order clickigng here or visiting momsmeet.link/lilmixins. 

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