First crawl, first solid food, first flip, first poop! – All the first of our child are memorable to us mommies. And there’s nothing cuter than a picture of them to remind us of their first. Introducing their first food is really fun, exciting and messy. I’ve seen several photos of adorable babies with their first food and the smearing food marks on their faces. Awww….
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the best times to introduce foods are between ages of 4 to 6-month-old. If you are a first time mom, don’t stress yourself on what to prepare. Preparing food for them can be simple and easy.
Here are the lists of food that they’ll surely love and the benefits they’ll get from it.
Avocados are rich with essential fats and nutrients that our baby needs. It contains Vitamins A, C, Niacin and Folate and Minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium and Iron. Best of all, avocados don’t need to be cooked. Just add little formula or breast milk and water and it is good to go.
Carrots are very popular and are often one of baby’s first foods. Easy to digest and are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B8, Pantothenic Acid, Folate, Potassium, Iron, Copper, and Manganese. Steaming or boiling is the way to prepare it.
Pears are the least acidic fruit and are high in Vitamin C, Potassium and Fiber. Not just delicious but also serves as a remedy for baby’s constipation.
Bananas are also good for the baby as researchers indicates that it helps aid in baby’s digestion.It contains Vitamins A, C and Folate and Minerals such as Selenium, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium.Mash the banana in a bowl using a fork and you can heat in microwave for about 15 to 20 seconds for extra softness.
Pumpkins are packed with the best nutritional compounds, low in fat and calories but high in Fiber.You can boil or steam or bake pumpkins.
- Organic Brown Rice Cereal
How about some organic brown rice cereal that’s too good for your baby and for the whole family? Ground in blender mixed with water, then simmer for about 10 minutes.
How about some applesauce that will surely delight their taste buds? Apples are rich in Vitamins A, C and Folate and Minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium. And it’s one of the most-picked fruits for every family.
- Sweet Potato
This is one of the most common first food for baby. Sweet potatoes are rich in A (24,877 mg), C, Folate and Minerals such as Potassium, Sodium, Selenium and more. You can try it by boiling.