You will need
  • 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.
Vegetable puree is the first <<adult>> food for baby. Children breastfed or artificial feeding type the first vegetable feeding up no later than 6 months when a baby's digestive system is already able to digest fiber, starch, proteins and fats, but not earlier than 4 months, since it may be a digestive upset and allergic reactions.
Start feeding puree of vegetables with tender fiber for better absorption in the body of the child (cauliflower, pumpkin, broccoli). Later introduce more vegetables with crude fiber (cabbage, zucchini, potatoes, carrots).
Give your baby at the first stage of complementary feeding is only one component of mashed potatoes, for you to be able to assess the body's response to this product.
Encourage your child to start 1 tsp puree, or dip a finger in the bowl and thus give him a taste of the new food. Getting used to a new product you need on the recommendations of the world health organization from 5 to 7 days.
Increase the number of spoons of vegetable puree gradually, leading up to 7 months up to 100-150 g.
Try a new dish the second morning feeding, so as not to miss possible allergic reactions.
Do not start to introduce solid foods first, if the child after the vaccination or is sick
If the baby refuses to try vegetable puree, dilute it in breast milk or formula milk. The temperature of the mash should be the same as breast milk 37 o C.
If the child is still not eating, don't wait for 2-3 days and try again.
Do not continue supplemental feeding purees of vegetables, if you suddenly had a rash, itching, child anxiety, gas, diarrhea.
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.