Some parents buy baby food and others do it at home. Some parents switch between both types of food. Whatever you decide, choose foods that contribute to your baby’s healthy, well-balanced diet. The time to start giving your baby food will depend on how well your baby develops because each child is different. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants who are breastfed should only breast feed for the first 6 months of life and continue to be fed into their diet for up to 12 months. But some babies may be ready to start certain solid foods (foods that are neither breast milk nor formula) between 4 and 6 months of life. Be aware of certain signs (signs of development) that will help you know when your baby is ready for solid foods.
Homemade baby foodVentages Homemade food is less expensive than purchased. It is better for the environment. You can control the ingredients (avoid preservatives, added salt or sugar and foods that can cause allergic reactions). You can help the baby get used to meals that his family eats regularly. Disadvantages It takes time to prepare and cook homemade baby food. It is less convenient than baby food purchased and ready. Care should be taken to prepare home-made food carefully. Baby food purchased Advantages It is made under strict safety guidelines It is convenient and can be carried everywhere There are many varieties of baby food No preparation is needed; is ready to use Disadvantages It can be more costly than making your own homemade baby food Sometimes it is less healthy (baby desserts or foods with added sugar, salt); Be sure to read the label Preparing food for the condimenteSea bebéNo you give your baby homemade or purchased food, avoid adding unhealthy condiments (salt, butter, oil, cream or sugar). Although baby food seems to have no taste, the baby will discover that the natural flavors are stimulating.
By preventing your baby from ingesting extra salt and sugar, you can also help him learn healthy eating habits. It is important to eat healthily throughout your life.You do not need to prepare a separate menu for your baby. Cook food for the whole family and separate one serving before adding seasoning. Make the baby food with the unheated portion.Fresh vegetables and fresh vegetables Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. These elements are important for your baby’s development. When Choosing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Examine them carefully. Do not use if bruised or damaged. Thoroughly wash all fresh fruits and vegetables with water before cooking. Even shelled fruits and vegetables should be washed. Bacteria can be lodged in the shell and enter the food when cut or prepared. Try brushing fruits and vegetables with a brush that is used only to wash food products. Dry them with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel after washing them. Remove pits, seeds and peel before using. The baby could choke on them. Cook all vegetables and most fruits thoroughly.
That helps your baby digest better. No need to cook avocados and fruits like bananas, plums, ripe papaya, peaches and apricots. Use fresh foods within a day or two after you buy them. Fresh fruits and vegetables begin to lose their vitamins and minerals over time. If you do not find fresh fruit or vegetables, try the frozen or canned. Read labels to make sure they do not have added sugar or sal.Evite the nitratosLos Nitrates are chemicals that are sometimes found in water (usually well water) and on earth. Nitrates can cause a blood disease called methemoglobinemia (type of anemia) or “blue baby” syndrome. While it is not common, babies less than 6 months old can become sick if they eat foods with nitrates nitratos.Los can spoil certain fresh vegetables such as beans (green beans or green beans), carrots, squash, beets (beet) or spinach. (In the food purchased baby having these vegetables and checks food safety are made.) You can use those fresh vegetables to make homemade meals for baby always follow these safety steps: Do not give beans, carrots, pumpkins, beets or spinach if your baby is less than 6 months old Use small portions Avoid giving the baby if those vegetables were refrigerated for more than 24 hours do not use these vegetables to make homemade juice (such as carrot juice)