It can be useful to have a few jars, tins or packets of baby foods in the cupboard, but don't let them replace home-made foods altogether. If you buy baby foods, these are the things you should check:
• Check the “use by” and “best before” dates.
• Check the seal on the cans and jars haven’t been broken.
• Read the instructions carefully about how to prepare the food.
• Avoid these foods before 6 months: wheat-based foods which contain gluten, nuts, seeds, liver, eggs, and fish- check the label for these.
• Choose foods which state they do not contain added sugar.
• If your family has eczema, hay fever or allergies to food, do not use peanut butter.