It’s been a while since I have last posted. I recently had my third child and I’m excited to start posting some mommy tips. I hope you can find them usefu. 😄🙂
Age 6+ months
Signs of readiness for solid food
Your child is likely ready to try solids when they:
Can hold their head up and sit upright in a highchair
Shows significant weight gain (doubled birth weight) and weighs at least 13 pounds
Can close their mouth around a spoon
Can move food from the front to the back of their mouth
What to feed
breast milk or formula, plus
Pureed vegetables (peas, squash)
Pureed fruit (apples, bananas, peaches)
Pureed meat (chicken, pork, beef)
Semi-liquid, iron-fortified cereal (avoid rice cereal; instead choose a cereal made with oats or barley)
Small amounts of unsweetened yogurt (no cow's milk until age 1)
How much per day
28 to 32 ounces per day of breast milk or formula
When starting solids, begin with a very small amount of a single-ingredient pureed food (about 1 to 2 teaspoons).
Gradually increase to 1 to 2 tablespoons. If you're giving cereal, mix it with breast milk or formula so the consistency isn't too thick.
If your baby won't eat what you offer the first time, try again in a few days.
Some doctors recommend that you introduce new foods one at a time. Wait three to five days, if possible, before offering another new food. (If your baby or family has a history of allergies, talk to your baby's doctor about specific timing.) It's also a good idea to write down the foods your baby samples. If she has an adverse reaction, a food log will make it easier to pinpoint the cause.
Unsafe levels of toxic heavy metals – arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury – have been found in store-bought baby food (including in organic brands). For that reason I will be posting how to make your own baby food 😄