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Type of Food for Baby

The following tables shows what type of food you should introduce in different ages of your baby.

Four-six (4-6) months old
Fruits Avocado Papaws bananas apples
Vegetables Sweet potato carrots beans
Cereals and grains Rice barley oat

Things to remember: Do not introduce protein and dairy products at this age and make sure that the vegetables are boiled well so that the baby will easily chew into the food.

Introduce mashed and liquid for of the food before proceeding to finger food which is generally introduced after 9 months.

Six-eight (6-8) months old
Fruits Avocado Apples Bananas Mangoes prunes pears
Vegetables Carrots Green beans Peas Potatoes Sweet potatoes
Cereals and grains Rice Barley Green gram Oats
Dairy products Plain whole milk yogurt Mild cheese
Protein Chicken Tofu

Things to remember: Many doctors believe that this is the ideal month to start your baby with solid food. We recommend you to mix grains that your baby is not allergic to such as rice and green gram. Always make sure that give your baby soft and mild food while your try mixing different food such as banana and papaw also any fruit with yogurt.

Six-eight (6-8) months old
Fruits Avocado Apples Bananas Mangoes prunes pears
Vegetables Carrots Green beans Peas Potatoes Sweet potatoes
Cereals and grains Rice Barley Green gram Oats
Dairy products Plain whole milk yogurt Mild cheese
Protein Chicken Tofu

Things to remember: At this age you can introduce some spices to your baby and continue them depending on their liking and if your baby does not show any allergic reactions to them. At this age your baby will be choosy and try to avoid certain tastes while he or she eats three meals per day. Some may still stick to one meal per day which is fine if the baby had enough nutrition in that meal. Try to introduce a healthy food schedule so that your baby will learn when he has to eat.

How to make the meal times more interesting?

You can do this by introducing different types of mixtures of food such as papaw and yogurt. Always make sure that you give your baby who is lesser than eight months of age soft boiled fruits if they seem hard.

As most babies tend to reject veggies you can make those dull veggies more desirable by mixing them with grated cheese or yummy yogurt. Making potato and chicken mash will also make the meal more desirable.

Also if your baby likes eggs make an omelette out of it with grated veggies that otherwise your baby would not consume.

 

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