Babies actually grow faster in the first year of their life, so they require huge amounts of nutrients and energy during this time. The parents should need to take much care in their child’s growth and you should need to give enough and also healthy foods. Sometimes, the hunger or appetite of the child can be unpredictable so you should also need to learn appetite tips to properly feed a baby with full of healthy nutrients.
Understanding your baby’s eating habit:
The amount of foods eaten by your little one can vary day by day so you should first need to understand the eating habit of your baby.
- Introduce solids at 6 months – Breast milk is very important food for each infant until at least 12 months of age or longer according to the mom’s and baby’s desire. But along with the breast milk, you should also introduce some solid food items to your little one at the age of 6 months. When your little baby reaches 6 months of age, he or she is low in the iron stores and they require additional foods with breast milk in order to maintain the healthy growth and also prevent the unnecessary nutritional problems.
- Find that your baby is ready to eat solids – Some of the babies don’t get interest to eat solid foods and they require only breast milk from moms. There are some signs to find that your little one is ready to try solids including watching & trying to take when the food is around, good head control & able to sit up with the support, reaching out to grab the solid food or taking a spoon to put the foods in their mouth and opening the mouth when you give foods.
These are all the best symptoms that your child is ready to eat the additional solid foods to be healthy at all.
Suggestions on the first foods for your child:
The moms can prepare the first foods for your child cheaply and easily at your home. It is very important to note that you should avoid salt, sweeteners and also seasonings in your child’s food. The foods should also be smooth and mashed for their easy eating. You should start giving only a single food instead of the mixture. The moms can make a cereal as an ideal first food for your infant because it will give more iron and other nutrients to his or her body.
You can mix it with your breast milk in order to make the smooth texture and give it to your baby. You can also provide the fruits, vegetables, chicken, meats and also some other finger foods like toast. While your baby eating, it is must to sit with him or her to encourage eating. At the same time, you have to train your little one to drink water from a cup. All these tips are really very useful to keep your little one healthy and keep growing well with full of essential nutrients and energy.