My boy is turning 6 months old soon and we want to start him on some solids. Any ideas on what will be good foods to serve?
You can start with simple and basic food like oatmeal or rice cereal. You can also puree carrots, peaches, apples or sweet potatoes. Some parents also try softer fruits like banana. Try a different mixture of tastes and textures. Here is a list for your reference: (taken from http://sg.theasianparent.com/baby-food-basics/) - Avacado: Avocados are full of essential fats and nutrients for your little one, including vitamins A, C, niacin and folate; and the minerals potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and calcium. - Pears: Containing vitamins A, C and folate, and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, pears are an ideal first food for your baby. - Sweet potato: This vibrant orange yam is a super-food and is chock-full of vitamins such as vitamins A, C and folate, and minerals like potassium, selenium, magnesium and calcium. - Pumpkin: A strong favourite with babies, pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A and beta carotene, and is also a great source of potassium, protein and iron. - Banana: Another popular first food choice for babies, bananas contain vitamins A, C and folate, and minerals like potassium, selenium, magnesium and calcium. Here’s another great article that touches on preparing for the process of introducing solid food to your baby: http://sg.theasianparent.com/introducing-solid-food-to-your-baby-in-4-easy-steps/ All the best!Read more
Start with basic and simple foods for example, oatmeal or rice cereal is a good starter option. These food types are easy to digest and can be mixed with breast milk or formula. You can try feeding pureed or softened carrots, bananas, apples, peaches or sweet potatoes. I've seen baby pasta, perhaps can try that too? To make introduction to other types of solid food less of a challenge in the future, let baby try different textures and tastes. Oh do look out to see if baby is allergic to any of the foods too! http://sg.theasianparent.com/introducing-solid-food-to-your-baby-in-4-easy-steps/Read more
Samantha, here's a list of foods that babies should avoid. Honey is definitely at the top of that list, followed by nuts and cheeses due to the risk of food allergies, some of which may be very serious for children. http://www.hipp.co.uk/expert-advice/baby-5-to-8-months/weaning-your-baby/from-the-start-of-weaning/foods-to-avoidRead more
some of the first solids that you can give your baby are semi-boiled foods such as carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beetroots and even fruits such as apples, peaches, pears and such. to begin with, start giving the same food for 3 days at a stretch so that you can keep a watch on how your baby's digestive health.Read more
when my daughter turned 6 months i took what ever me and my husband ate and put it in the food proseser and made her food make sure u use and liquid not grease from the meal
Are there any foods that I should avoid?