No two babies are the same and nor do they have exactly the same needs. They are all individuals with unique needs. New parents are often worried about whether they are feeding their baby or introducing soft, solid foods correctly. Please keep in mind that experts recommend that babies should start eating natural baby foods at 6 months.
Homemade baby food recipes are age appropriate for those babies who are 6 months.
Most paediatricians suggest sticking to the basics (cereal, vegetables and fruits). Of course these recipes are also mouth watering for babies who are older as well.
1/4 cup of ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook), ground in blender or food processor
3/4 cup – 1 cup water
You can start to introduce these baby food recipes to your 5 to 6 month-old baby onwards.
1 bunch of fresh carrots
You can start to introduce these baby food recipes to your 6 month-old baby and onwards.
You can also mash the banana in a bowl using a regular fork – heat in microwave for 25 seconds prior to mashing for extra softness
Add formula/breast milk or water to thin or add cereal (if desired) to thicken up.
Never give foods that can easily cause choking. Some examples include raw vegetables, peanuts, popcorn, meat, and grapes. If you want to introduce anything that is more solid into your baby’s feeding you should make sure that it is sliced into small pieces. You may want to try baby-led weaning see here for how.
You also have to test the food while introducing it to your baby to check for any allergic reactions. Introduce one new food at a time and you can wait up for 3 days before introducing another type of food.