When your baby is 6 months old, you may have started to feed your baby some basic cereals, fruits, vegetables and other complementary foods. At this time, you can add some nuts to your baby to supplement dietary nutrition. Because nuts or nut butters (such as peanuts, cashews, and almonds) are rich in nutrients, including protein, beneficial fatty acids, vitamin E, and minerals such as manganese, potassium, and iron. Large pieces of nut butter may get stuck in the baby's esophagus, causing the baby to suffocate. Therefore, it is best to use a small amount of nut paste mixed with oatmeal or puree and feed it to the baby. Or spread the nut butter thinly on the slice of bread and treat it as a snack for your baby.
If your family has a heredity or case of food allergy, please confirm whether your baby has an allergic reaction before feeding nut butter to your baby.
Eggs are a very suitable food for babies. It is very easy to digest and provides important nutrients required by babies: iron, folic acid, choline, high-quality protein, plus vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamins E. For busy mothers, preparing eggs for their babies is the easiest and most convenient, as long as they are cooked. Then mash the egg yolks, mix with breast milk, milk or water, and mix well. Cooked, chopped protein (egg white) is also a very good molar food for babies.
Before your baby is two years old, don’t worry about fat and weight gain, saturated fat and cholesterol can provide the energy needed for your baby’s brain and nervous system development. In addition, fat can provide enough calories for the baby, help to make the baby feel full, and help absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Adding butter to a single ingredient puree or grain can make food more palatable and improve their nutrition. In addition, babies can also add fat from avocado, olive oil, full-fat yogurt and cheese.
For small babies, fish used to be a taboo because of concerns about baby allergies, but now it is not. Cold-water fish, such as salmon, herring, tuna, and sardines, are rich in DHA. DHA is essential for the development of the baby's retina and brain, especially before the baby is 2 years old. So, add cold water fish to your meal plan for your baby.
Eating fish for babies is very simple. All you need to do is roast or steam the boneless fish fillets, then mash them into mud and add to breast milk, milk or water.
For babies and the entire family, beans are an important source of protein, iron, folic acid, zinc, and manganese. Before making bean food for your baby, you need to soak the beans for a few hours or overnight, then drain and rinse them, so that the beans can be cooked very soft and suitable for your baby to eat. Red lentils can be cooked quickly and softly without soaking. Then mash the cooked beans into puree. It can be fed alone or mixed with other vegetable puree.
Adding seasonings and spices to your baby’s food will not only increase antioxidants, but also help expand your baby’s taste and help your baby transition from complementary foods to normal food. In addition, studies have shown that children who have been exposed to various tastes of food early in life are more adventurous when they grow up. Avoid adding too much seasoning and spices, the right amount is the best. Of course, irritating seasonings like peppers need to be added carefully, because babies are easily overwhelmed by this "special" taste.
I don’t know where to start? You can try some classic combinations: apple puree with cinnamon, cauliflower with nutmeg, pork sauce or beef sauce with cumin, vegetables or chicken with thyme, avocado with cilantro, fish with cilantro and lemon.
No matter whether your baby is in a vegetarian or omnivorous stage, tofu is a very safe and reliable way to provide iron, zinc, protein and fat. Tofu can balance the baby's diet and provide the important nutrients the baby needs. Tofu is easy to chew, and most children love this mild flavor.
Roasted tofu or fried tofu will taste better. Tender tofu can be mixed with milkshake and pudding, it is very delicious.
Some parents restrict the addition of gluten foods to their babies’ diets, hoping to reduce the celiac disease that their babies will experience as they grow up. However, this argument does not have enough evidence to support it. There is some evidence that refraining from eating wheat food from an early age does not help your baby defend against celiac disease, but may increase the risk of autoimmune diseases.
You can provide your baby with whole wheat biscuits or whole wheat toast cut into long strips. For smaller babies, you can feed them baby cereal.
Although sugary yogurt is more likely to be loved by babies, feeding plain yogurt can make babies better accept yoghurt and mixed foods of yoghurt and other fruits or vegetables. Before the baby is 18 months old, yogurt should be added to the baby's diet. Make sure you choose full-fat yogurt for your baby, because about 50% of the calories needed by babies and children come from dietary fat.
In the traditional sense, iron fortified, single grain cereal is the first choice for infants and young children. However, studies have shown that red meat rich in iron and zinc, such as beef, is a very suitable food for babies, especially if you are breastfeeding, the iron in red meat is easier to absorb than the iron in plants. In order to further improve the absorption of iron, it can be eaten with fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, such as beef balls and tomato sauce is a "natural match".
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