From Purees to Picky Eaters: Introducing First Solids to Your Little One
As a new parent, introducing your baby to solid foods can be an exciting and challenging experience. It's important to know when your baby is ready for solid foods and what foods are appropriate to introduce first.
When to start giving solid food to baby?
At 6 months of age, babies are typically ready to begin eating solid foods. This is an exciting milestone for both baby and parent, as it provides a chance to explore new flavors and textures. Introducing solid food at this age is important for a number of reasons. For one, it helps the baby develop their motor skills, as they must learn to use their tongue and mouth muscles to swallow and chew different foods.
Rice cereal: Rice cereal is a popular first food for babies because it's easy to digest and unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Mix it with breast milk or formula to create a thin, smooth texture.
Pureed fruits and vegetables: Start with mild-tasting fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and apples. Cook them until they're soft, then puree them in a blender or food processor.
Pureed meat: Once your baby has tried rice cereal and pureed fruits and vegetables, you can introduce pureed meat. Choose lean meats like chicken or turkey, and make sure they're cooked until they're very tender.
Always use comfortable high chair when you start giving solid to your little one, there are many booster seats & feeding chairs are available in the market.
When you give your baby's food make sure you don't use cheap plastic made plates they are not good for baby's health so whenever you are giving meal to your baby make sure you always use quality dinner set for kids made out from bamboo, eco friendly dinner sets are good for babies & cute prints & design of dinner set can attract baby toward food & it can be more engaging mealtime for babies..
You can give little task like stirring & pouring to your little one when you before they eat so this activity can make baby more aware toward food.