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How I Introduced Solid Foods to My Baby
Hello everyone! This blog is all about the foods that we can give for 6+ months baby. I exclusively breastfed my child for six months. Like all mothers, I was so excited to start solids for my little girl. I attended workshops for introducing solids to the baby and how to start baby-led weaning.
I invested in a high chair and planned to combine traditional weaning and to slowly introduce baby-led weaning. The foods that I gave initially are items listed down.
1. Apple puree
Boil or steam the apples. Make sure the apples are cooked well and mashable. Put it in a blender and make a puree.
2. Ragi puree
Soak the ragi overnight. Blend the soaked ragi in a jar and squeeze out the milk. Cook the milk in a container until it becomes a puree consistency. This puree can be given without any sugar. Babies will adapt to their taste without any sweeteners.
3. Carrot puree
Boil /steam the carrots. Blend and make a puree. Carrots can be a great source of vitamin A and are also rich in Beta Carotene. Carrots have a slightly sweet taste and most babies like its taste.
4. Beetroot puree
Boil/steam the beetroot. Make sure the beetroot is cooked well as it can take time to cook. Blend it in a jar and make a puree. Beetroot puree has a bright red colour which is great to introduce for the little one who begins to see all colours at this stage.
5. Toor dal puree
Take 2 to 3 tablespoons of tur dal. Rinse it thoroughly with water. Boil or pressure cook the dal with a pinch of asafoetida. Blend it in a jar and make a puree and feed it to the baby.
These foods are best to start for spoon-feeding. I prefer steaming foods over boiling them as preparing baby’s foods as steaming retains most nutrients in vegetables.