How to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Child

Release time:2023-10-21 10:54

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As your little one grows day by day, their diet gradually undergoes changes. Since children require more nutrition, it's time to introduce solid foods. But how do you go about introducing solid foods to your child, and what kinds of solid foods are suitable for different age groups?

Babies at 4-6 Months:

At this stage, babies don't yet have developed teeth or chewing abilities, so their primary source of nutrition remains breast milk or formula. The most suitable solid foods for babies in this age range are those in a liquid or pureed form. Avoid adding any seasoning to these solid foods. Feed your baby with a small spoon. To start, you can introduce infant rice cereal as a beginner solid food since it's easy to swallow. From 4-5 months, add solid foods once a day. If your baby isn't fond of solid foods, you can offer them after milk. On the other hand, if your baby enjoys solid foods, feed them before milk. By six months, you can introduce solid foods twice a day.

Babies at 7-8 Months:

At this stage, your baby can transition from half an egg custard to a whole one. Additionally, you should feed your baby some thick porridge daily. You can add minced meat, fish flakes, vegetable puree, and other foods to the porridge to enhance nutrition and flavor. Occasional servings of small bread pieces and biscuits are also permissible and help promote tooth development. Remember, during this period, feed your baby solid foods first, followed by milk.

Babies at 9-10 Months:

By this time, your baby can enjoy a wider variety of solid foods, including tofu, rice porridge, liver paste, and fruit puree. You can also create small meatballs or dumplings from minced meat for your baby to savor. Noodles and thicker porridge can be served once daily, both in the morning and evening. Continue the routine of offering solid foods before milk. If your baby adapts well to solid foods, you can consider beginning the weaning process.