Baby Food 101

Hi Mommas! I had an email inquiring about what and when to give your babes food! I recommend making your own as it is more nutritious and super easy, especially if you have the Baby Bullet! Please don’t forget that every baby is different and you should start with one food at a time giving at least 3-5 days in-between foods to see if your baby reacts at all to the one given. We also recommend following this schedule as close as possible as certain foods are hard on our little ones digestive system. Reminder: DO NOT reuse food that has come in contact with Baby’s spoon or mouth as it can contain bacteria. According to health professionals this is what is recommended in addition to regular breast/bottle feeding,

0-4 months: breast is best, however to each their own- I believe fed is best! Formula or breastmilk that’s up to you Momma!

4-6 months: avocado, brown rice cereal, peas, zucchini, squash, apple, pear, banana, sweet potato. The consistency should be a smooth/thin puree. Start with one serving and baby will eventually work up to two servings. Also a good recommendation is to start baby with veggies as they all probably LOVE fruit and could possibly refuse veggies.

7 months: in addition to the foods mentioned above, asparagus, carrots, green beans, white potato, peaches, tofu, cottage cheese, milled oatmeal cereal, and milled millet cereal. The consistency can be a little thicker than the previous.

8 months: in addition to the foods mentioned above, apricot, cantaloupe, plum, watermelon, broccoli, cauliflower, lentils, turnip, kale, eggplant, pineapple, greens. Again, the consistency can be a little thicker.

9 months: in addition to the foods mentioned above, red meat, fish, turkey, beans & cheese. Again, the consistency can be a little thicker than the previous month.

10-12 months: keep introducing new foods and flavours! This is very important as once baby hits the one year mark they can become much more finicky about trying new foods! If your paediatrician approves you can begin adding nuts and nut butters to your baby’s diet.

Recommendation:  Keep a food journal and follow the 3-5 day food introduction documenting any reactions and/or constipation. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s