Get some tips on how to bring food on the road for your baby, preventing any mess.
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Shannon: Hi! This is Shannon, host of Mommy Matters of Babyssentials.com. I want to talk to you today about how to take baby food on the road. You know when you get your baby started for the first time introducing food whether it's cereals, vegetables, whatever, you've definitely already learned is a very nasty event. So when you are out on a road whether it's sort of restaurant for the day, or you know, you're going to the beach or the pool for the day, or you're on vacation for a week, this can pose a problem if you don't plan ahead. So you really want to be prepared and one of the keys to that is just, you know, grab a Ziploc bag and stuff everything in there that you're going to need. Everything you can think of, wipes, bib, whether it's disposable or if they are reusable one. When you're finished using each of these items and you kind of got everything set, you might want to throw a couple of extra spoons there in case baby throws the first two on the floor and you don't have any sanitizing stuff with you. Once you work through all this stuff, key to the Ziploc bag and throw all of the dirty stuff in there, seal it up, throw it in your bag, take it home and you can start over next time. If you're out at a restaurant or you're out for the day, and you end up staying not longer than you expected, you want to think about what foods babies already has that you know you can introduce about any kind of allergy issues. But also that will be really convenient. Bananas are really great traveling food, avocado is often available at a restaurant. Already they throw it on top of the salad. You can actually ask for avocado, and these things you can get through in a pinch. Now if you already have your food cubes that you made at home and you've thrown a couple of the frozen cubes in a Ziploc bag, one of the great things about that is that it will defrost throughout your day. And by the time you get to the restaurant, it may just be ready to use, which is awesome. If not, or if you've got your jar food with you, you can actually utilize one of your little tick and toss tight bowls. This one or maybe even the smaller version. Put a scoop of how much you think baby is going to have, and if you need it, feel warmed up. Restaurants, generally speaking, won't warm up anything up in the back for you for fear of liability using microwaves or god-forbid your baby end up getting sick. They don't want concerns that there was anything going on in the kitchen before they return the food to you. So the trick related to this is to ask for a hot cup of water teeth, but in fact, obviously don't use it for teeth. You sop your baby food jar or your little bowl in the top and just let it float in the hot tea-water as long as it is necessary, checking with it and you can feed baby. Now, of course meanwhile your baby may be a little grumpy and fluffy, we are waiting for it to get to the right temperature, and that's when you go back to your restaurant bag, or your Ziploc bag that you packed for today and hopefully throw a couple of little things in there to keep them busy whether it's another spoon or it's a specific toy that you take to the restaurant. So I hope this information was helpful to you. For more information on feeding your baby and hitting the road, here's babyssentials.com. Thanks and have a great day!