Preparing Baby Solids - Carrot Puree

~ Posted on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM ~

One of my Facebook follower asked me to blog about how I prepare the solids for my girl when I posted pictures of my kids' meals on my Facebook page. So here it goes:

** Personal Note: Amount of carrots to use depends on how much you want to store and for how long. For this tutorial, I only used 1 carrot and it lasted for about 3 days (as this was the first vegetable puree I'm introducing to my girl, I don't want to go overboard, hence I'm starting off with small amount first)

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** Personal Note: I used a metal container with cover when steaming because ermm.. I don't want to use plastic stuff especially when heat is involved? I steamed for about 15-20 minutes (tried once steaming for 10 minutes and the carrots are still hard on the inside) I usually use the fork/chopstick test to determine whether the carrots are done by poking the fork/chopstick through. It's ready if they can go through.

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** Personal Note: I used this small blender (Korean brand called Shimono) which I love and used since Ben started his solids years ago! Just dump in all the steamed carrots, together with the water from the metal container (from the steamed carrots) and blend until your desired consistency and texture. With a spoon, scoop out the puree and store into ice cube trays, freeze them. After they are frozen, I took the frozen puree out and stored them ito a smaller plastic bag to save space in the freezer.

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Hope the above tutorial helps! Feel free to ask questions or share your feedback/experiences!

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Comments (6) -


aku belum pernah bagi lagi carrot mentah macam tu...
nanti nak try... kene stim yek?? x leh rebus ker??

umah tak der stim.. kalu guna pengukus boleh kan??

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Mana ada mentah.. dah steam sampai masak2 la!  Rebus boleh jugak sama maa.. u boleh gunauali atau pot, letak carrot mentah dalam container, letak air dalam pot/kuali (jgn kena carrot tu) then same concept with steam ma Smile

catheryn @ pinkbibs

i use the same type of blender too. really good and beats all the other top brands out there.
just a suggestion,u can cut down steamin time by slicing the carrots into thinner slices.


Thanks for the sharing! I've not heard of Shimono before, maybe can try to search for it. Saw a Panasonic mini blender but its RM130!
I have a set of blender but seems to be too big for such little food... or its just ok too? Your gal can take so much rice cereal already, mine is taking very little only.. Maybe I'll just start adding carrot/potato/pumpkin at 7 months..

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi jani!
You can check out Shimono at OneU LG floor, shop name is Live It Up! I don't have many blenders at home to compare with, it's just this Shimono brand and another we have is the big type which ppl normally use to make fruit juice, so of course, I prefer the Shimono wan hahaha... Hope you'll have better luck with your lil' one soon on the solids adventure Smile

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