Did you ever ask your self: when do babies start eating solid food?! When the child hits the 4th month, it’s about time to acquaint it with new types of food. By this time its organism’s developed enough in order to sample and taste something different. The mother’s milk alone will become a dull routine, and the baby won’t be able to obtain the healthy substances it requires. The best way to teach your child and to habituate it to various tastes is to try teaching it as early as possible. This way the youngster will be cognisant of the flavours that are expecting it in time to come.
You should begin by carrying out a low quantity of rice (for example) mixed up with the mother’s milk after the fourth month. And before giving it to taste the food, you should leave the kid to get utilized to the smell at first. The taste of fruits and veggies is the best choice at the outset. And remember never to unify them in the period while you’re trying to habituate the baby to a certain preference. At first, use some plain fruits or vegetables, and after several days, after the kid gets used to the tang, you can sample a different taste. And so, after a month you can sample and mix two to three different fruits or vegetables in order to get a healthy shake for your kid. One that carries all of the needed healthy nourishments.
Solid food for baby
And what is the best way to find out about which are the ones necessary for that period of time, between the 4th and the sixth month of the baby’s life than from the paediatrician. You must confer with a medical child expert about each change you’re stressing to reach in your kid’s nutrition. He/she will give you the best advices about which food to use in which period of time. About how your child’s organism is developing, or whether it’s gaining everything it needs in order to grow into a healthy toddler. Or find out how your baby’s organism is responding to a certain food, and if there is a fear of a disease or an allergic reaction to a food (according to the family tree).
When preparing the homemade food you should always keep it neat and clean, and when thinking of using something for later you should always keep it in the fridge. Yet, there are several vegetables that are better canned than fresh. Because, as fresh they contain potent ingredients that can irritate the child’s being. (Like spinach, collard green, and turnips). When preparing fruit juices try to make them only 100% fresh, never use any powdered ones, but also remember not to overfeed the baby with it, that’s why you are not supposed to give it more than 120 ml juice a day. It can contribute to serious obesity issues.
When it comes to feeding the infant in these months, first determine if the baby’s has learned to take the food, and by this I mean swallow it easily. Be aware when you’re feeding the baby, not only for the concern of choking, but also to understand how it responds to different foods in order to prevent some further allergy problems.
The best time to begin teaching your youngster to the different tastes, is the days when it feels contempt, so that it doesn’t respond negatively to the new taste. Also, don’t leave the baby fully hungry before you give it something else to eat. Try and nurse it little, and after a while try to a sort of mush, and always keep the baby in a seated position. Before starting to set in different tastes into your baby’s nutrition check if it’s ready at first. The minute you realise that it can sit on its own and is capable to swallow food, then it’s the exact moment when you should begin to practice introducing new and solid food into its diet along with the mother’s milk of course.