When a mother thinks of weaning is most of that time dreading that time. They think they will become kitchen slave, that they will rely on pouches or shelf made food. Instead it's an important time for the baby to learn about the wonders of foods and the various textured.
Let's start saying that there are studies showing that the best time for babies to start food is 6 to 8 months, since their guts are not developmentally ready.
Here are few first foods tips:
Make meal time fun!
Let them discover with textures, different foods and utensils
Start with fruits and veggies, then introduce some proteins
Avoid gluten and dairy till 1 years old, to make their stomach ready to digest these harder foods for their system.
I based by self on the book of Mila's meal, baby led weaning and some puree foods.
The evil 9:
know about allergens :
4 days rule, try the same allergen for 4 days to make sure there is no reaction on your baby. This can be any skin or breathing abnormalities. If so contact your pediatrician.
- Tree nut (walnut, cashew, etc.)
Some great first foods:
- Apple (organic)
- Pears (organic)
- Sweet potato
- Cucumber (organic)
- Soft boiled egg yolk (pasteur raised and organic)
Play with spices and herbs
- Turmeric powder or fresh
- Ginger powder or fresh
Great oils and condiments
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Coconut oil