Let's Start Solids

Tuesday, March 17 2015

Introducing your baby to solids begins around 6 months of age. Start with baby rice cereal that you can purchase at the grocery store and mix it with breast milk, formula or boiled water, the amount of liquid to add will be listed on the box. The first time you introduce your little one to solids whether it be with cereal, veggies or fruit, always start off with only a few tablespoons, then gradually increase the amount you give your baby. This is also important in case your baby has a reaction or allergy to a new food.

 

For fruit puree- peel and chop fruit, add a little water, and lightly boil until fruit is tender. Once tender place fruit in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

For vegetables- steam veggies until tender. Drain (optional) then blend. You can also add breast milk or formula to the veggies before blending.

 

Owen's Favourites when he was a baby

  • Apple
  • Apple
  • Peach
  • Blueberry
  • Avocado
  • Avocado and apple
  • Banana and rice cereal
  • Carrot
  • Sweet potato
  • Zucchini and Apple
  • Broccoli

Suzanne Toth