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Baby's prune puree


My baby has started on solid food for about 1.5 months. One crucial thing to monitor is his pooing "schedule". It's a known fact that when babies start on solids, they might not be able to pass motion every day as their guts adjust to newly introduced food in place of their liquid diet for the past six months.

Actually, as long as your baby doesn't cry or strain when pooing, poo is not hard or look like pellets, no blood in poo, and his tummy is not hard, he's not constipated. However, to be on the safe side, the moment my baby hits the third day without pooing, I will make prune puree for him on the fourth day. His longest no-poo streak is six days.

Prunes, or "dried" plums, are known to help maintain bowel regularity and alleviate constipation. My baby poos in the evening after he eats two servings of prune puree.


Ingredients (for two servings):

4-6 dried organic pitted prunes, 1/2 cup (125ml) of filtered water

Preparation:

1. Soak the prunes in filtered water, in the fridge, overnight.

2. The next morning, steam the prunes (with the water they are soaked in) until very tender for about 10-15 minutes.

3. Pour the steamed prunes (with the water from steaming) into a blender and blend until smooth. Sieve if necessary.

4. Serve to baby warm.

Note: You can add a bit more water during blending if necessary until you get the consistency that your baby likes.

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