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Planning a Baby menu for Babies 4-6 months + Part 1
Planning a Baby menu for Babies 4-6months +
Article written by Sheila Sudlow
- DO NOT ADD ANY THING WITH SALT OR SUGAR JUST BECAUSE YOU MAY LIKE THE TASTE. SALT CAN KILL A BABY.
- USE NATURAL INGREDIENTS WHEN POSSIBLE, OR REPUTABLE BABY FOOD JARS
- FOODS TO AVOID INCLUDE WHEAT, GLUTEN, EGGS, SHELLFISH, FISH, LIVER AND UNPASTUERIZED CHEESES.
- Always consult your health visitor if you feel your baby needs solids. Do not start too early just because your parents may have done so when you where a child.
- A baby’s stomach is oh so small, start with only a couple of tea spoons once or twice a day gradually increasing. Baby may scrunch up face at first especially when trying new tangy tastes for the first time.
- Try these combinations for first foods. Make a few, put them in ice cubes, and freeze for later use. Stick a label on the side so you know when they were made and should be thrown away.
- Although babies may not like the taste add baby rice to your breast milk or bottle milk.
- Cook stewed apples use a blender or mash to a watery consistency at first. Babies should not have any lumps to start with.
- Mashed Bananas, Mango and other fruit.
- Mashed Potato, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Parsnips,peas,beans and lentils etc.
- You can gradually mix 2 vegetables together such as Potato and Carrots or Carrots and Parsnips.
- As you start to introduce Meats and Chicken remember to remove any bones.
- Watch for any allergies you child may have and alter menu accordingly.
You can also mix baby’s Milk with Porridge Oats for a breakfast or supper meal.
Avoid cows milk until baby is 1year old.Never put juice in a baby bottle, you can use a cup for baby with a lid on from 6 months upwards.
Make sure baby's foods is not too hot, there are some useful spoons on the market which turn another colour if the food is too hot for your baby.