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The right food magic for your baby

Updated: Jul 17


At about 6 months, babies are ready to eat solid foods.

The first foods you give your child should be easily digestible and not cause allergic reactions. Do not add salt or sugar, no matter how little - salt can damage the baby's kidneys, and sugar - can damage the teeth.

For the first few weeks, it's not a good idea to mix different foods. Weaning time is the perfect time to find out which foods your baby likes and which he can't stand. If you mix them, it will be difficult to understand exactly what is causing the problem. As the months go by, however, you can try combinations of certain vegetables or fruits described below.


Vegetables

Carrots are rich in beta carotene (provitamin A) and are ideal for the weaning period because of their natural sweet taste. Darker carrots contain more beta carotene.

Root vegetables also have a sweet taste and are ideal for making purees. Different combinations may include carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, yellow radish, parsnips.

Pumpkin is easily digested and rarely causes allergies, it is rich in beta-carotene and fiber.

Parsnips are a good source of starch and fiber. It also contains vitamin C and E.

Sweet and ordinary potatoes contain potassium, vitamin C and fiber. You are free to combine them with other vegetables in the preparation of puree.

Zucchini is rich in beta-carotene. As most of the nutrients are contained in the bark, do not peel it.

Broccoli is really a super food. They are rich in vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, iron and anti-cancer phytonutrients. It is best to steam them, because if you cook them, they will lose half of the vitamin C they contain. If the baby does not like the taste of broccoli, mix them with sweet potatoes, pumpkin or parsnips.



Fruits

Apple puree is easily digested, and the pectin it contains regulates the activity of the digestive system and helps treat constipation. A very tasty and nutrient-rich combination includes rice, apples and bananas made as a puree.

Pears are one of the least allergenic foods, which makes them indispensable when weaning, and peaches and apricots are rich in vitamin C, minerals and fiber.

Bananas give energy to your baby and have a sweet taste that babies like.



Rise and meat

Rice is the first cereal that is usually given to babies. It is easily digested and helps the baby to switch more easily from liquid food, such as milk, to solid food. It is a good thickener for more liquid fruit purees.

Meat remains the best source of iron. When the baby is half a year old, you can start giving him meat, because then the iron stores absorbed by the mother's body begin to decrease, and baby milk can not compensate for them, as it does not contain enough iron.

The various combinations of vegetables or fruits prepared in the form of puree, as well as rice and meat are a real pleasure for the baby, while providing him with all the necessary nutrients for his development and growth.



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