Foods You Can Introduce to Six-month-old Babies

When a baby turns six months old, most parents question what to feed their babies and what not to feed. They often asked which food is good for baby – what can be given or what cannot be introduced at six months. When the baby turns six months, you can start –

1. Vegetables

Vegetables are an essential source of many nutrients, including Vitamins A and C and fibre. You can give pumpkins and sweet potatoes.

 2. Cereals

In starting a few days, you can give cereal and water to the baby. And after the baby turns seven months old, you can start giving cereal. Cereal is a significant source of protein.

 3. Fruits

Fruits are a source of many essential nutrients, including potassium, fibre, and Vitamin C. You can give fruit puree to six months old. You can also give apple puree and mashed banana.

4. Rice Water

Rice water is a good source of vitamins. It also treats diarrhoeaFeed rice water till baby turns seven months old.

5. Soup

Growing baby needs more nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. And vegetable soup is a good option. You can add a variety of vegetables like potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, and bottle gourd. But grind it properly before feeding.

6. Eggs

Eggs are a good source of Vitamin B2. Feed your baby boiled and fried eggs. Mash the eggs properly before feeding otherwise it can choke your baby. 

7. Milk

Milk is necessary for babies as it a good source of calcium. And mother’s milk contains all the nutrition baby needs. So continue feeding breastmilk to your baby.

8. Yoghurt 

Yoghurt contains calcium and phosphorus for bone strength. Yoghurt is an energy booster for babies and it can be given in many forms.

These are some essential items baby can have starting six months. You can add more to your baby’s diet as he grows up. But always grind and mask baby food properly until the baby begins biting or chewing food.

All the best to all the parents. Happy parenting!

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