Congratulations! Your baby is going to start the most exciting time and has reached the most awaited milestone. Starting solids is one of the greatest achievements where you can expose your baby to the whole new world of different flavors and textures. It’s an important phase of baby’s taste development so it is advisable to offer various kinds of foods at this age. But remember not to skip breast milk or formula as it is the basic need of baby’s nutrition & best healthy eating tips for kids.
Let’s have a look at what you can serve your babies
1. Diet Plan for 6 month old babies:
Your little one is just going to start solids so it’s better to offer light and soft foods. 1 or 2 tablespoons 3 times a day is sufficient.
Boiled, mashed and pureed fruits.
Boiled and mashed vegetable puree
• Dinner :
Baby cereal with pureed peaches and yogurt
Mashed and pureed vegetables
Recipe Ideas to start with
1. Apple Puree with cinnamon:
Cinnamon powder a pinch
a. Boil apple in water.
b. Now blend the boiled apple in mixture jar.
c. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder to this pureed apple.
d. Serve it to your little munchkin.
2. Diet plan for 7-12 months babies:
Your baby has started recognizing the taste and flavors. Now it’s time for adding more textures.
Unsweetened yogurt with mashed fruit puree.
Soups of pulses and lentils
Boiled potato stripes
Soft cooked dalia
Unsweetened yogurt with mashed strawberries
Mashed sweet potatoes with mashed carrots
Soft chunks of broccoli or beans
Boiled and mashed kidney beans
1. Ragi Apple Porridge
Ghee 1 teaspoon
a. Cut and peel apple into small cubes. Steam it in water and mash it well to a smooth paste.
b. In a pan mix water and ragi flour to a smooth paste and cook it in low flame.
c. Add apple puree to this mixture and cook further for 5 minutes.
d. Add a teaspoon of ghee and serve.
2. Lentil Soup:
Red lentils 3 tbsp
Water as required
a. Finely chop onion and carrot.
b. Heat oil in a pan and add onion and carrot. Cook till they turn translucent.
c. Add lentils to the pan.
d. Pour water and cook till lentils turn soft.
e. Cool down completely, and puree it.
f. Warm and serve.
Tips before you start feeding
1. Do not feed your baby forcefully.
2. Always wait for three days after introducing a new food. This gives time to react to the food and show if the baby has allergic issues.
3. Always try to keep a dedicated place for feeding. This helps establishing proper eating habit.
4. Try giving your baby finger foods to encourage them.
5. Avoid distraction while feeding.