First Solids Food Ideas
Babys first solids must be of a single ingredient, cooked and
then pureed to a fine and smooth
consistency. Choose mild tasting foods such as baby rice cereal to
begin with as it is easy for young
tummies to digest rice cereals and if using fruits, choose only the
best healthy looking ripe
Its always a good idea to start with first solids baby food like baby
rice cereal or carrot puree and then carefully introduce a
wide range of other foods one at a time remembering to wait 3 to 4 days
between each new food.
recipes that I have here like all my other recipes where tried and
tasted by my two little girls and they both loved them! I hope your
little one enjoys them too!
information on this page is for inspirational and educational purposes
contact your pediatrician or medical professional before
introducing solids to your baby.
4 day waiting rule!
Remember to introduce new foods one at
a time .
Single Grains First
was my first choice, simply because its a single grain cereal and
also because its very
unlikely to cause any allergies. Baby rice cereal
is also fortified with iron which baby really needs as his iron
get depleted from around 4 to 6 months of age. I introduced
ones to baby rice between the ages
4 and a 1/2 months to 6
a tablespoon of baby rice cereal with some cooled boiled water or
milk to a rather runny consistency
as baby is only used to liquids at
this stage. Feed baby about two teaspoons to start with and then
increase amount according to demand. Gradually thicken
consistency from runny to a light smooth puree like consistency.
After baby rice cereal you may also like to try introducing baby to
other single grain cereals suitable for
your babys age, cereals that
are for example made from oats or barley are good.
baby cereals, I slowly introduced my littles one to
then after that we tried a wide range of
other fruits and vegetables.
First Solids - From
Cereal To ABC
- Apple Puree from 6 months
Apples make a great starter food. The are a great
source of vitamin C and dietary fibers.
peel, core and chop 1 red apple
Steam or boil the apple pieces using very little
water until cooked and tender. Reserve any cooking liquid.Puree apple to a smooth consistecny using the the
reserved cooking liquid to adjust the purees consistancy to
- Broccoli Puree from 6 months
Broccoli is a great soure of calcium, protein,
iron , vitamin A and dietary fiber.
an amount of broccoli into small florets and steam or boil (in as
water as possible if boiling) for about 7 minutes or until
Puree broccoli to a nice and smooth
Use a of bit cooled boiled water or breastmilk to
lighten consistency if you think its too thick for your little one to
Carrot Puree from 6 months
are rich in vitamin A which is essential for good eye sight. They have
a slightly sweet mild taste that
babies easly like.
You will need...
350g carrots (3 medium carrots)
2 cups water
Wash and peel the carrots.
Chop them up and steam or boil them in a bit of water
Puree the carrots until nice and smooth.
To adjust puree consistency to suit your baby, add a bit of cooled
boiled water or breast milk.
fun making babys first solid food!
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