Feeding Your Six Months Old Baby Right!
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All parents have the same question when their baby is turning six months old that which food is good for the baby and what can be given or what cannot be introduced at six months.
When baby turns six months you can start-
Vegetables are important source of many nutrition including vitamins A, vitamin C and fiber. You can give pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrot, bottle ground, and beetroot. All the vegetables should be given in puree form.
In starting few days you can give cereal water to baby and after baby turns seven months old you can start giving cereals. Cereals are a significant source of protein.
Fruits are source of many essential nutrients including potassium, fiber, vitamins C. You can give fruit puree to six months old. You can also give Apple puree, mashed banana, water melon juice, orange juice.
- Rice water
Rice water is a good source of vitamins. It also treats diarrhea. Feed rice water till baby turns seven months old. And after that you can start giving rice. But mash them properly before feeding.
Growing baby needs more nutrients including vitamins and minerals. And vegetables soup is a good option. You can add variety of vegetables like- potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, bottle gourd. But grind it properly before feeding.
Egg is a good source of vitamin B2. Feed baby boiled egg. Avoid fried egg. Mash the egg properly before feeding otherwise it can choke baby.
Milk is one of the essential items. In babies diet. Milk is a good source of calcium. And mother’s milk contains all the nutrition baby needs. So continue feeding baby.
Khichdi is a balanced diet for baby. It contains carbohydrate and proteins. Moong beans are great source of vitamins and fiber. So you can feed khichdi once in a day. It is very healthy and keeps babies digestion maintains.
Many brands are in market which is providing instant food for babies. And cerelac is one of that. Cerelac are available in market according to baby’s age. And you can choose the flavors easily. And can start baby’s solid food with this. You can also gave homemade cerelac to baby. Cerelac is very easy to make and feed.
- Sweet potatoes
The delicious taste of sweet potatoes makes it a perfect choice for a first food for baby. First boil the potato and the before feeding mash it properly. It is very healthy and contains high volume of Vitamin A, Vitamin E and calcium.
These are some essential items baby can have at six months. You can add more items while baby grows but always mash or grid baby’s food properly till baby start biting or chewing food.
Being a parent is a tough task. And sometimes babies don’t accept solid food easily. But never lose hope just keep trying your best. Slowly, your baby will learn to accept and eat the food.
All the best to all the parents. And congratulation on your baby crossing the 6 month milestone!
If you have any queries, please comment below!
Shreya Goel is a mother of a two year old son. She is a working mother who loves to spend time with her family. She believes that parenting makes you learn many things with time. Her son inspires her to start writing and to try to help more parents.
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