As a Nutritionist, Food Scientist, Sensory Scientist and Chef, Zenia Deogan is known for her authenticity in flavours and spreading knowledge about Sensory Science. This is how we use our five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch) to create our individual food experiences.
Zenia Deogan has used her skills to help us develop our ‘Essential Guide To Weaning’, included with every purchase of the One Step Food Maker Deluxe. Within this guide, Zenia has applied her skills to the Baby Brezza One Step Food Maker Deluxe and developed a range of amazing and flavourful recipes for every stage of weaning.
As you begin your weaning journey it is important to feel confident with how to introduce your little one to the exciting world of food.
There are three stages of weaning, each providing your baby with different aspects of food. Between 6–12 months, your baby will learn how their five senses perceives food experiences, more specifically – flavour and texture.
Offer a variety of foods with different colours, shapes and sizes as you progress. Experiencing texture will encourage actions in your baby’s mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks and jaw which are pivotal for the development of speech.
(1 meal a day – approximately 1-2 tablespoons)
The first stage represents the initial weeks of introducing solids to your baby, during which ‘first tastes’ and flavours are offered, often tastes of fruits and vegetables. Texture of foods should gradually progress from a super smooth and runny consistency to a slightly thicker purée with no lumps.
(Up to 2 meals a day – quantity depends on your baby, follow their lead)
The second stage is centred around offering a range of textures as this is the stage of which involves learning how to chew. Your baby will progress from smooth purées to soft lumps and mashed food textures. Once your baby has got the hang of the movement and chewing mechanisms of food, they are ready for bigger lumps and pieces.
(Up to 3 meals a day – quantity depends on your baby, follow their lead)
During the third stage, continue to focus on exploring new flavours and textures with your baby, whilst at the same time transitioning to lumpier and coarser textures of food. This will develop and refine your baby’s chewing skills. You could also find that at this stage your baby will show increased interest in self-feeding as they may have developed the pincer grasp.
Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of food by exploring the exciting flavourful recipes developed by our weaning expert, Zenia.
Learn more about the health benefits of the food your baby is eating and discover how you can enhance the taste and texture of your recipes, using herbs, spices and additional ingredients.
Please feel free to download a digital copy of 3 exclusive recipes that are available in the ‘Essential Guide To Weaning’, included with every purchase of the Baby Brezza One Step Food Maker Deluxe.
Automatic Cooking: Unlike many other baby food makers, the One Step Food Maker Deluxe steams and blends within the same bowl. This saves time as there is no transfer of foods needed in the middle of the cooking process.
Make, Serve and Store: This 12-piece system has all the tools you need for your weaning journey. The 3 reusable food pouches and filling funnels are suitable for freezing and are dishwasher safe. The 800g bowl capacity also provides the option of cooking baby food in single portions or in large batches for storing.
Compact Design: The small footprint of the One Step Food Maker Deluxe sits neatly on kitchen counter without being an eyesore and allows the machine to hide discreetly in cupboards.
Simple Cleaning: The steam tank and removable water tank are both fully accessible for easy cleaning. In addition, both the bowl and viper blade of the food maker are dishwasher safe. This ensures that baby’s food is always prepared in a safe and hygienic environment.