It is what we feed our children in infancy that determines how strong and healthy they grow. We shouldn’t even have to think about it, our kids and their health should be our main priority.
We all know that a mother’s milk is the best start for a baby, but they can’t be sustained on that only for very long. Once your baby is ready for solids, it’s so easy to make up healthy meals for your child without spending a fortune on ready made stuff.
A lot of parents can’t wait to wean their babies and introduce lots of different foods into their baby’s diet, but quite frankly this is just going to upset their delicate stomachs. Introduce things gradually, and start them off with a fruit that is mashed to a puree or paste. Choose fruit that is easy on the digestive system, such as pear or buttermilk squash.
As your baby grows and has tried plenty of fruit, their digestive system will be more receptive to other food. Try them with mashed carrot and potato, or a smooth broth. Cereals are also ideal as a next step food.
Try mashing a banana into a thin, porridge like consistency but don’t add any sugar. There’s no need for it and although you may think it’ll make it taste better, your baby doesn’t need it.
Organic chicken broth is a perfect meal for your baby’s strengthening digestive system, just don’t give them the pieces of meat until they are much older and can cope with chewing properly.
We all know how painful wind can be, so avoid the types of food that will give your baby wind. The main culprits are broccoli, cauliflower, onion, garlic and pulses.
Feeding your baby food that you have made your self is very rewarding as you know what you are giving your baby and don’t have any chemicals added. They are getting fresh and healthy food, thanks to you.