Ideal First Foods For Babies2018-10-11T17:30:58+00:00

Excellent First Foods For Babies

Here are a few great choices for nutritious and tasty starter foods for your baby.

Fruits:

Apples, Avocado, Bananas, Mangos, Peaches, Pears

Why are these fruits good first food choices for babies?

Smooth, creamy, and lightly sweet, these fruits are loaded with important nutrients and they are also easily digested

Vegetables:

Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Acorn or Butternut Squash, Green Beans, Peas

Why are these veggies good first veggie choices for babies?

Orange vegetables like sweet potatoes and squashes are really tasty vegetables and are wonderful starter vegetables.They can be made smooth and creamy and they are packed full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and even some Iron. Green beans also make a great first food for those who wish to start with vegetables that are green.*

Grains

Rice, Oats, Barley

Why are these grains good first cereal choices for babies?

Rice and oats are two grains that are traditional starter foods for babies.These grains are not highly allergenic and are relatively easy to digest.  Brown rice and steel cut oats may be easily made into “baby cereal” and these offer the most nutrients.

Two Important Thing To Remember When Beginning Solid Foods For Baby

There are a few things to keep in mind as you begin transitioning and introducing solid foods to your baby. Two of the most important things to remember are

1) take it slow and 2) keep it simple

Choosing which food to start your baby on is one of the fun aspects of beginning solid foods. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, for most babies it does not matter what the first solid foods are.

By tradition, single-grain cereals are usually introduced first. However, there is no medical evidence that introducing solid foods in any particular order has an advantage for your baby.

🍎 Read more about why Rice Cereal doesn’t have to be the first food that babies eat.

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