Once the baby is done with his first 6 months of purely milk feeding, it is now the time to introduce him to solid food as another source of energy, nutrients and vitamins that will cater his nutritional needs especially during his growth spurts. The best thing mommy can do is to have a list of best variety of foods she can offer to the baby. So what are those food? Let’s find out!
Since the baby is still unable to eat the boiled vegetables or sliced fruits, mommy should make a puree out of it so the texture will become of very smooth consistency and it will be easier for baby to consume it.
Whether it is butternut squash, winter squash or acorn squash, it is one of the best vegetable to introduce to your little one since it contains plenty of vitamins and nutients that are helpful for your baby’s growth and development. It has dietary fiber, potassium, protein, folate, vitamin A, and it also has calcium.
Carrot puree is one of the best known first puree to feed to the babies. It has sweet taste in it which makes it very suitable to eat. It is very high in beta-carotene which later turns into vitamin A and helps keep baby’s eyes beautiful and healthy.
•Sweet Potato Puree
Most babies like sweet potato puree because of its natural sweetness and mommies like it too because of its nutritional content. It has potassium, vitamin C and fiber.
Apples are very good source of Vitamin C and it also has dietary fiber which helps baby to have a good digestive health. Apples are sweet and flavorful so it is very well-accepted puree.
This fruit has a very appealing flavor for baby’s taste. It also has very nice texture so it is easy to prepare. Aside from that, it has variety of nutrients to offer. It contains fiber, Vitamin C, and it is also high in potassium which is good for blood functions.
This fruit has multi-nutrients content which includes Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate and it has high content of fiber too. It is very good for the development of baby’s brain and nervous system. It has very smooth and creamy texture, it is also very yummy and healthy.
To prepare a puree, you can steam or boil the sliced vegetables. Mash them to make a smooth pasty texture and add milk (breastmilk or formula) to improve its consistency and make it more nutritious and tasty for your baby’s little tummy. Fruits are easier to prepare especially when ripe since it will become softer and easier to mash without cooking. You can add milk as well to improve.
We only want to give our baby the best food as we introduce solid food to him. There is a very wide variety of nutritious fruits and vegetables fo choose from and this will give you and your baby a lot of flavors and tasty treats to try on. Your imagination is the limit so explore and give your little one the best tasty food to savour on.