when？It is not recommended to feed newborns formula milk or other complementary foods within the first 6 months, but during the growth process of babies, once they begin to show interest in solid food and have appropriate signs of development, usually after 6 months , complementary foods can be gradually introduced.
Even if the baby is very interested in complementary feeding, breastfeeding must be done simultaneously!
The most recommended types of newborn food are:
1. Vegetable puree: Single vegetable puree, such as carrots, pumpkins, cauliflower, etc., is a common first choice. These vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
2. Fruit purees: Purees of single fruits, such as apples, pears, bananas, etc., are another great option for newborns. Fruit provides natural sugars and vitamins.
3. Rice soup or millet porridge: Rice soup or millet porridge is an easily digestible staple food that provides energy and some basic nutrients.
4. Whole wheat bread: As your baby gets older, whole wheat bread or cereal can be gradually introduced to provide more fiber and complex carbohydrates.
5. Cod or salmon puree: Fish is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It can be cooked and stirred into a puree.
Chicken Puree: Chicken is another protein-rich food that can be introduced gradually by pureeing it. A range of silicone feeding utensils are very important!
How to choose a baby feeding set over there?
Soft, non-toxic baby spoon: When you first introduce complementary foods, choose a soft and non-toxic silicone baby spoon that is suitable for your baby’s delicate mouth.
Baby bowl: Use a special baby bowl to prevent the bowl from sliding and make it easier for your baby to learn to use tableware.
Baby-specific dining chair: When the baby can sit firmly, use a baby-specific dining chair to ensure the baby’s safety when eating.
The most recommended one is the silicone feeding teether: Silicone baby teether can relieve the discomfort and pain that babies may experience during teething. You can put fresh fruit and food in the teether, and the baby can also feed themself.
Things to note during complementary feeding:
1. Gradual introduction: When first introducing complementary foods, gradually introduce single ingredients, one at a time, in order to discover the baby’s reaction to different foods.
2. Color and texture: Choose nutrient-dense vegetables and fruits, and make sure the color and texture of the food are appropriate for your baby’s age and oral development.
3. Small portions: In the initial stage, provide small portions and gradually increase to the baby’s appetite and ability to accept.
4. Natural feeding: Encourage babies to feed naturally, cultivate their ability to eat independently, and try to avoid forceful feeding.
4. Avoid added sugar and salt: Do not add sugar or salt to your baby and try to maintain the natural taste of food.
5. Pay attention to the risk of allergies: When introducing new foods, pay attention to observe whether the baby has allergic reactions, such as rash, shortness of breath, etc.
We are a professional manufacturer of food-grade silicone products. We specialize in silicone children’s products, including children’s toys, children’s feeding sets, etc. Of course, the above feeding suggestions are just some tips. For more professional feeding methods, you need to consult experienced people. Or find a professional agency for counseling!