Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Starting Your Baby On Solid Food

What happens when your baby is about four to six months old and is ready to start baby food? You have noticed that your baby is trying to grab food to put into his or her mouth during mealtimes. Some babies even drool when watching adults eat during mealtimes. You will know that your baby is ready to start on his or her baby food when your baby is willing to chew and able to swallow food without pushing the food out of his or her mouth.

What food should you start feeding your baby? To be on the safe side, some mothers prefer to start their baby on small amount of rice cereal baby food. The organic or brown rice is washed clean, dried and ground into fine powder with a food processor. The rice powder is cooked with water and baby’s formula or breast milk is added to get the right texture for baby to swallow.

Once baby get used to the rice cereal baby food, mothers can choose to feed their baby pureed cook fruits or vegetables on its own or add to the rice cereal. For a start, mothers can feed their baby pureed cooked sweet potatoes, winter squash, pumpkin or carrot which are easily digested by baby. Some fruits that can be fed raw to the baby are smashed or pureed raw bananas and avocados.

Try to use fresh fruits and vegetables to prepare baby food. If possible buy fresh organic fruits and vegetables. These may be more expensive but they are safer minus the pesticides and harmful chemical spray. Mothers should avoid using canned fruits or vegetables because most of these are canned with syrup or brine.

For mothers who are not able to prepare home cooked baby food for their baby, the second best choice is to look for specially prepared organic baby food pouches. These commercially prepared baby food are prepared using the drying technique instead of going through high heat processing method. The drying technique gently dries the food via pressure to lock in the original nutrients and vitamins from the organic fruits and vegetables. Some mothers even claimed that the taste and smell of the fruits and vegetables are almost as good as the freshly prepared home cooked baby food.

Mothers who have tried Amara organic baby food have vouched that the baby food has the best flavour compared to other commercially prepared baby food. These are not only organic but they are certified Non GMO. Mothers who are looking for healthy and safe baby food for their baby can try out the banana baby food for a starter. 


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