Once your baby reached its fourth to sixth month, this is the best time to start introducing solid food and see what your baby loves best. Now there are many nutritious foods that you could serve to your baby, but here are the top ten best natural foods that you could give.
One of the best vegetables that you could start giving your baby is squash. This is a good source of vitamin A and ascorbic acid or vitamin C. Simply boil it and mash it with a fork. Try giving it a twist by sprinkling grated cheese.
Packed with foliate, fiber, and calcium, broccolis are ideally given to babies pureed, steamed or boiled. This vegetable, especially its stems can also be eaten when your baby is teething. Boil the broccoli then chill it before feeding it to your baby.
Avocados are brimming with unsaturated fats which very similar to breast milk. Aside from it is loaded with antioxidants that is good for your baby’s skin, it is also a brain booster for your little one because avocados are high in folate.
When your baby will start eating solid food, she may experience constipation at first, which is practically normal because the digestive system is still adjusting to the food intake. Give your baby a few pieces of prunes to munch on to help her have a better bowel movement.
High in vitamin C and antioxidants, this is one of the favorites of most babies. The tangy flavor is so irresistible for them. For first timers, place a slice of orange on a fruit mesh to avoid your baby from choking.
Mashed bananas are the ultimate food for your baby since it is packed with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, fiber, and carbohydrates. This fruit can give your baby a boost of energy for the day.
4. Sweet Potatoes
Boil, peel, mash, and add a little butter for a creamier taste. This is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants that destroy free radicals in the body which causes different types of cancer.
Boiled egg is the best way to feed babies eggs to avoid Salmonella. Both the white part and the egg yolk are nutritiously filled with choline, B vitamins, and vitamins D, E, and A. Give your baby a small amount first to check if there is an allergic reaction.
Beta-carotene or vitamin A nurtures the eyesight and antioxidant could boost the immune system to avoid colds and flu viruses. All of these could be provided by carrots. You may serve this boiled and give it as sticks or get its juice and place it in your baby’s bottle.
Consider this as a treat for your baby. The body needs all the nutrients that yogurt has. It has protein, calcium and phosphorus. Probiotics are also included which helps improve the digestive system. The fun thing about yogurt is that it has a wide variety of flavors to choose from!