13 Soft Homemade Baby Food Recipes for your 6 Month Old
When your baby is 6 months old, it’s a great time to start them on their first solid food. Your baby will be dependent on you to provide them with various vitamins and nutrients (in addition to their breastfeeds), and set them for life with healthy eating habits. I recommend starting with making your baby their own homemade baby food with these recipes.
Some upsides of homemade baby foods are, it:
Won’t cost you much.
It assists your baby in exploring different textures and tastes.
Helps your baby learn food etiquette and customs.
Allows you to control what goes into the food.
After starting with soft foods it is very importantto move onto the next stage, namely, foods to chew.
In this article, you’ll find tips and recipes on how to make baby cereal, vegetable, fruit, and meat dishes from scratch. In order to puree and make your baby’s food soft, you may also be interested in buying a multifunctional baby food maker, with a food steamer, defroster, chopper, and blender – all in one, or you may opt for a simpler stick blender, which you can stick into any pot or bowl and keep dirty dishes to a minimum. Let’s get into this!
Keep in mind, no need to add salt, spices, sugar, processed broths, additives, etc. to your baby’s food. This can be harmful for your baby. Plus, even if the food may seem bland to you, it won’t be bland for your baby. Allow them to try everything individually until they get used to them, without mixing and matching with other ingredients. This will also help you check for any food allergies. Remember to keep the process hygienic and consider ways you can preserve your baby’s food.
Baby rice cereal is a great place to start, as it has lots of iron and your baby will be able to digest it with ease. However, make sure not to use commercial or cow’s milk. Your baby is won’t be ready for it until they are one years old.
2) Baby Oatmeal Porridge
1 tbsp rolled oats
6 tbsp water, breastmilk, or formula
Optional: 1 peeled and cleaned apple, or 1 peeled banana
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