- A plate to feed the child.Flexible plastic spoon, so as not to hurt your baby's gums. For home cooking the essential blender and a sieve.
Increase the number of spoons of vegetable puree gradually, leading up to 7 months up to 100-150 g.
Do not start to introduce solid foods first, if the child after the vaccination or is sick
If the child is still not eating, don't wait for 2-3 days and try again.
8 – 9 months vegetable mashed potatoes add cheese or yogurt. According to the Moscow research Institute of Pediatrics these products you can combine with already 5 – 6 months.
Not podslushivaet mashed potatoes – it may cause addictive baby tooth, the result of the failure of the baby from other food.
Do not use as food additives, salt and spices.
By 9 months, the child is able to eat more roughage, so you can give vegetables in the form of small soft pieces for the timely development of chewing skills.
If the child is rapidly gaining weight, start feeding with homogenised vegetable or fruit puree, if not gaining weight to normal, then to be desired.
Advice 2: When to give baby vegetable and fruit purees
First solid foods: when to give the baby vegetable puree
Just a few decades ago, the first lure, which is recommended to begin the pediatricians were not vegetables. Familiarity with new flavors started out with juice, which gave almost after the first month of life. Today the point of view of doctors has changed and it is believed that breast milk or adapted formulas to fully provide all the needs of kid's body, which allows not to overload his digestive system concentrated juices. Because now the sauce is begun with vegetables, fruits or cereals.
Vegetable foods are recommended to those children who have no problems with weight gain, as with his lack of first menu add cereal. Vegetables should be given not before the child reaches 4 months, and for toddlers, breastfeeding, this period can be safely extended to six months. First choose the least allergenic vegetables, which include squash and broccoli or cauliflower.
We should not take all the recommendations on putting these or those vegetables just as best the needs of a baby can only know his mother and the doctor, whose opinion on complementary feeding based on knowledge of the characteristics of health.
When to give the child a fruit puree
In principle, initiate complementary feeding can and fruits. For this great apples and pears. But the difficulty lies in the fact that after the sweet taste of these fruits, not all children eat the neutral zucchini or cabbage. Regarding the timing of acquaintance with the fruits, they are similar to what is allotted to vegetables, that is, before the child reaches 4 months, you can not rush. And, unlike vegetables, fruits are given in much smaller quantities, because it is much easier to give them is not pure, and as a complement to other dishes, to cereals first, and then to the cream cheese.
For allergenic fruit type of citrus or red berries set still later date the introduction into the diet and up to six months to be in a hurry with them should not be, even if the child is prone to allergies.
Store-bought or homemade mashed potatoes: the advantages and disadvantages of
Many believe that the quality of mashed potatoes, prepared by his loving mother, can not be compared with the store, because no one knows what actually lies in the jars and how you've met all technology. But this is not true. The baby food production is tightly controlled and if you compare it with home, the latter may lead only in the case that is made from fruits grown in their own garden and cooked in the season of their growth. In winter even their own apples lose most of its properties, because the advantage is on the side of factory production.
Advice 3: How to introduce baby foods
For the first time give him just a spoonful of juice — after feeding, the second time — two teaspoons, gradually increasing this amount to 1/4 Cup.
Of course, you need to be very careful because different organisms have different perceptions of the same food. If you notice that the stool of a baby is rare or that he vomits, stop giving juice for a few days. Children prone to constipation, unable to juice in larger quantities.
At the 5th month can increase the amount of juice to half glass, giving it 2-3 times a day after feeding or in between feedings. You can prepare juice of carrots, cherries, lemons, oranges, grapes, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.
In winter, the child is still at the 3rd month of life you can give fish oil. First give one drop in a spoon with expressed milk. Gradually increase to half a teaspoon, and finally brought to 1-2 teaspoons a day. But we should not forget that children are often suffering from gastrointestinal disorder, fish oil contraindicated.
Starting with the 5th month the child is good to give 5% from toasted cereal flour or semolina or vegetable puree. This food contains many nutrients necessary for growth of the organism — proteins, mineral salts, calcium, phosphorus, and especially iron, the stock of which in the liver of the child by this time exhausted. Feed your child 5 times a day in about 3.5 hours.
Complementary feeding of semolina or flour porridge should also be performed gradually, starting with 1-2 teaspoons before breast-feeding. Increase this number so that by the end of the week it could entirely replace one breast-feeding. Mess children make better than mashed potatoes; but there are children, such as diuretic, for which it is useful to begin feeding directly with a vegetable puree. To start complementary feeding at the time when the child is perfectly healthy. It is not recommended to start solid foods in the summer.
When the child gets used to the 5% oatmeal, start to give him 10%, which is much more nutritious. Starting with the 5th of the month can also give the child fruit and milk pudding. In addition to milk, the porridge can be cooked in vegetable stock, adding it to the yogurt.
Recommended by the end of the 6th month to give a child a lunch of vegetable puree, leaving the mess for the afternoon. At the same time twice a week put him in the mess in half the yolk, well cooked and mashed.
By the end of the 7th month morning breast-feeding it is useful to replace soaked in boiling water the sweet biscuit with the addition of crumbled cheese and butter. For lunch, before vegetable puree give the child 30-50 grams of meat or vegetable broth. In the broth you can add some rice or semolina — nothing else to put in it should not be.