Your baby needs essential vitamins and minerals for growth and healthy development. At 6 months old, you can introduce solid foods to your baby. We have covered some healthy baby food ideas that will help your baby get the nourishment he/she needs.
Remember! Introducing solid foods before or after 6 months depends on your baby’s development and readiness (sitting up with support, holding their head steadily, open his mouth when food is offered and can refuse when he is full). You can always consult with your baby’s pediatrician to be on the safe side.
Healthy Solid Baby Food Ideas
Simple and easy! Start with food purées (blended food) made of 1 ingredient.
Breastfeeding / formula remains the main nutrition for the baby in his first year, and the solid food is just complementary.
It’s recommended to start with one meal a day and then increase gradually to 3 meals at around 9 month and allow 1-2 days to test for any food allergies.
If your baby is tolerant of this food, then go ahead and introduce combination of nutritious food ingredients.
Pea purée (packed with Vitamin C and Iron)
Banana purée (packed with potassium and fiber)
Carrots purée (packed with Vitamin A and Beta Carotene)
Due to the rapid growth of babies, they require high levels of iron to prevent iron-deficiency and promote their overall health.
Ensure that your little one’s diet includes iron-rich foods such as iron enriched infant cereal like rice, oat, and wheat (with no added sugar), cooked meat, poultry, mashed beans, and lentils.
So, go ahead and try making these nutrient-dense recipes. Don’t forget to add an extra pinch of love!
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