Introducing solid foods as your baby’s first foods can be both an exciting and daunting time. That is why it is important to get the baby nutrition correct and here is a starting point.
What foods do you start with?
Here we go through some suggestions for foods to try first….
You may wish to start with single flavours first to get your baby used to the taste of a particular food. At the start of weaning it is more about getting your baby used to eating and exploring food, rather than getting them to eat a high quantity of food. They will still be getting most of their energy and nutrients from breastmilk or formula milk.
If you are using purees, you may wish to add in a little bit of your baby’s usual milk (breastmilk or formula) so it tastes slightly familiar and to help loosen any purees.
For finger foods, those that can be cut into pieces that are big enough for your baby to hold in their fist and stick out of the top of it are best. Pieces about the size of your own finger work well.
After 6 months babies can be introduced to full-fat dairy foods (e.g. cheese, yoghurt), foods containing wheat (e.g. bread, pasta, noodles, wheat-based cereals) and varied sources of protein (e.g. egg, meats, poultry, fish, beans, lentils).
For more information on this, we do offer personalised baby nutrition plans to help get them eating solids. Knowing what solids and the proportions to feed them can be difficult. That is why we are here to help you.
At Yummy Tummy Nutrition we offer evidence-based family nutrition advice for pregnancy, weaning, feeding toddlers, baby’s first foods, fussy eating and more through private 1-2-1 consultations (online and in-person) and group workshops. So, if you would like to book a session or find out more about the services we offer, please get in touch.
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