13 December, 2018
Starting food for baby at 6 months complete guide
If your baby just turned 6 months old, you should think about introducing solid foods to his diet. However, some babies are not ready to eat solids at this age so you need to consult your pediatrician first. That said, let’s go through some baby foods your baby should eat or avoid starting month 6.
First purées: vegetables vs fruits
If you start feeding your baby fruits before vegetables, he will get used to the sweet flavors and therefore will reject vegetable purées. For this reason, you should start by introducing veggies first to your baby and include fruits later on.
When you introduce new vegetables to your baby, follow the 4 days’ rule and introduce one veggie at the time, 4 days apart. It’s the perfect way to determine what is more likely to cause allergies, pains and gas. And remember, your baby will not eat more than a tablespoon of solids per meal at the start!
How to prepare vegetable purées?
As a first time meal, you can feed your baby a simple carrot or potato purée. Just clean and peel your veggies, boil them in hot water and then purée them in Ultrablend + until you get a smooth lump-free texture.
What foods should baby avoid?
There are certain foods your 6 months old baby isn’t ready for yet. These include the following:
Salt: salt should not be a part of your baby because it can harm his kidneys.
Sugar: your baby is exploring new flavors and it’s good to start off with veggies and fruits. Sugar is far from necessary and it’s better to avoid it.
Honey: you might think of it as an actual sweetener, but honey carries a type of bacteria that your baby’s small intestine can’t cope with.
Nuts: your baby can’t eat nuts until 5 years old because they provoke choking hazard for infants.
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