Baby food rotation happens automatically when the bottles are stored in alphabetical order

Mike's tip for making sure his baby gets something different to eat at each meal:

We've started feeding our five month-old baby solid food. We have six varieties of Stage 1 food (Earth's Best) and after trying them to ensure he had no reaction, we thought of how to make sure he gets a different flavor every day. It occured to us to simply give the foods in alphabetical order (Apples, Bananas, Carrots, Peas, Pears, Sweet Potatoes). This is also a great game for his 5 year-old brother, who helps us select the next food (and is quite good at remembering what his baby brother had the day before–perhaps better than his parents.)

For the more visually oriented: make sure you mix the colors together — variety will happen naturally.

Related: Wine bottle tote is the perfect shopping bag for baby food jars


  1. says

    I normally buy my Earth’s Best in the little cardboard crate of 12. Then I bring all the varieties home, take them out and mix them up all over the counter. Then I just load them back up. It makes a good mix and I can just grab a crate to take to daycare without having to worry that she’ll be eating winter squash every day for lunch.

  2. Jen says

    Thanks! My little one is almost 4 mos old, and i know solids aren’t far away. We had a great problem keeping the jars all organized with our older daughter.