You’re cooking a meal, especially a holiday meal, to be served to friends or family, the key to success is planning. Don’t run around second-guessing yourself and what you’re going to make. Plan your menu, do the shopping, and do the prep beforehand. If you’re really neurotic, do a test run – that way you’ll know the recipes work, you’ll have the timing down pat, and best of all, you’ll get to eat everything twice!
Congratulations Parents, your baby is now 6th months old, it’s a milestone moment in your and your child’s life, your baby is going to taste some new and nutritious solid food for the first time!
We recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months after birth. After 6 months, you can consult your pediatrician and start the process of weaning.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Weaning or complementary feeding involves your baby slowly getting accustomed to solid food along with breastfeeding or formula feeding.
Let us tell you, it’s a joy ride. Watching your baby’s expressions as they try different flavors is pure happiness.
How would you know if your baby is ready? According to AAP, babies typically stop using their tongues to push food out of their mouths and begin to develop the coordination to move solid food from the front of the mouth to the back for swallowing.
In addition to age, look for other signs that your baby is ready for solid foods. For example:
- Can your baby hold his or her head in a steady, upright position?
- Can your baby sit with support?
- Is your baby mouthing his or her hands or toys?
- Is your baby interested in what you’re eating?
If you answer yes to these questions, you can start with complementary feeding.
Make sure all the utensils for your baby’s use are sterilized, as your baby is still growing and is vulnerable to germs. Do not force-feed your baby as your baby won’t be able to digest a whole lot of new food. To know if your baby is allergic to any food item, try the 3-day rule. When you feed your baby a new dish, wait out 3 days before repeating it to observe any allergic reactions, if there isn’t you are good to go!
According to a recent update, pediatrics are recommending skipping the 3-day rule if there is no history of allergy in the family. The study suggests that giving your baby a variety of food helps in making them a fuss-free eater. We highly recommend checking with the pediatrics before skipping the 3-day rule.
We suggest a month-wise food chart/ timetable for babies beginning from 6 months, right up to 2-year toddler. These are easy and nutritious food recipes.