Food for 6 month old

Babies at 6 months of age are ready to take solid food but you will starts when your doctor advice you to introduce solid food to your baby diet. At this age , your baby can sit straight and eat perfectly. It is important to go slowly and give some time to your baby.

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The food should be soft and well cooked, and starts with very dilute purees and mashed food. Always remember that your baby is not completely ready for the solid food and do not expect your baby to finish the whole dish.

Follow the 3 day wait rule , when you starts any new food to baby , give very little amount at first and be on the lookout for any type of allergies or rashes
The first foods that you give your baby must be easily digest . Don't be tempted to add salt or sugar to your baby's food. Salt may harm your baby's kidneys and sugar will encourage a sweet tooth.
Always try to give Nutritive, Soft and Mashed food to your baby because baby is not ready to chewing food. The food for 6 month old baby depends on the baby health as well as baby development.

At the first few weeks , it is not good to give mixtures of foods . Even in baby rice mixed with a fruit or vegetable puree. This is a good time to discover that if there are any foods that your baby does not tolerate well, and when foods are mixed together it is hard to tell which of them is causing a problem to your baby.

First food for your 6 month old baby :-

Good Vegetables - First veggies that you introduce to your baby food are -

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-Sweet potato is good sources of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. Also good for stomach and provide relief from constipation.

-Carrots are rich in vitamin-A and beta-carotene . Carrots are excellent weaning food and babies also like their naturally sweet taste.

-Broccoli is a true Super food and it is a great source of vitamin C and also contains beta-carotene, folic acid, iron, potassium, and anticancer phyto-nutrients.

-Potatoes contain potassium and are a good source of vitamin C. They also blend or mashed with most vegetables.

-Butternut squash is easily digested and rarely causes allergies .It provides an excellent source of beta-carotene.

-Parsnips provide a good source of starch and fiber. They also contain the antioxidant vitamins C and E.

-Zucchini is a good source of beta-carotene, but most of the nutrients lie in the skin, so do not peel it

Good fruits - First fruits that you includes in your baby diet are-

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-Apple is very easy to digest and contains Pectin which is soluble fiber in apples, and also helps fight against constipation.

-Bananas are full of slow-release sugars, which provide sustained energy. Banana also good for the treatment of diarrhea and constipation.

-Papaya is easy to swallow and ideal food for babies.It is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. Papaya is also high in soluble fiber, which is important for normal bowel function. Papaya also contains enzymes that aid digestion.

-Pears are one of the least allergic food.

-Apricots are a good source of beta-carotene and also contain fiber. They're also a good source of iron and potassium.

-Cantaloupe is very sweet and rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. And it is the most nutritious variety of melon.

-Blueberries are rich in vitamin C and also contain beta-carotene. The blue pigment anthocyanin in the skin of the blueberries helps protect us against cancer. Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fruits.

-Peaches provide a good source of vitamin C. And also easy to digest.

Good Cereals -

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-Rice is one of the foods that is least to be an allergen for your baby. Nutritious and versatile, brown rice can be combined with any food that your baby likes. It contains VITAMINS like Vitamin A ,C, B1(thiamine) ,B2 (riboflavin) ,Niacin ,Folate - 8 mcg. MINERAL like Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium ,Sodium ,Iron .Also contains small amounts of manganese, copper and zinc.

-Oatmeal makes a great cereal or porridge your baby and it is another of the grains that are least likely to cause an allergic reaction, oats may be cross contaminated with wheat gluten. It contains VITAMINS like Vitamin A , C, B1 (thiamine) ,B2 (riboflavin) and, Niacin, Folate and MINERALS like Potassium,Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium.

-Lentils is edible pulses and they also contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. The green lentils is good for baby and it contains a high concentration of fiber than pink lentils.

Milk products-

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-Yogurt or curd Is Safe from 6 month old baby. Give natural and unsweetened yogurt and add some fruit to tempt your baby.

-Cheese can safely introduce cheese to your 6 to 9 month baby. Cottage cheese is a good but try to discover which is good for your baby.

Eggs -

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-Eggs are usually safe to introduce but mashed egg yolks only avoid white part because egg whites are highly allergenic .

NOTE- Please note that breast milk or formula milk is most important part of your baby’s diet during the first year. Continue to breast milk or formula milk in between meals as and when your baby required.