What should be baby's first food: MUST READ

  • November 06, 2017
  • By Quirky Woman Shraddha Tripathi

Hi Mom's

Generally, there are many questions arise after your baby become 6months old. like what to give , how to give, what are the best options available in the kitchen and market . 

First of all friends never ever give your baby anything other than breast milk or formula till 6month. Not even water yeah I didn't give my daughter water even in summers. This affects your baby's immunity system. Researchers also proved it.

You can consult your gynecologist too they will say the same. After your little one become 6 months old now than how to start meal now. I am sharing what I did with my little one.
I organised her Annaprashan ceremony where the eldest person of the family make taste the little one first food. Especially people prefer kheer as a first food to baby. And after that only I started giving grains and gradually increases her diet. All these things depends on your family, traditions too.

Here I am giving you the details how I started week by week. You can modify accordingly.

Week 1
I start with purified water first in little amount. Start giving honey just for a taste. I soaked one almond overnight and make a paste of it and give my daughter in the morning daily.
After that you know your baby has to have everything so I give water of the cooked pulses 4-5 spoons. You can give fruits(seasonal fruits). You can add banana, orange, avocado and sweet potatoes.
See never give too much in first week. We should give everything in small amount and increase accordingly day by day.
Make sure the amount or quantity should be very very less as 3-4 teaspoon along with the breast milk or formula.
And yes maintain hygiene as much as possible.

Test a food for three days at least, it will not affect your baby stomach. So be alert while giving your baby any food. You can give mashed boiled potatoes, overcooked rice, soups, cow milk, apple shake, banana shake etc. See increase the number of items but in less amount.

Week 3
I always say to give your baby fresh and hygienic foods. so try to avoid processed ready to eat food for baby as much as you can. Now until the 2nd week, you know about your baby taste and what your baby can digest easily. In that way, you now give them accordingly. You can add mashed parathas too like add all healthy veggies in boiled potato and make parathas and mash them properly and then give your baby. You can add the egg a little too.
This will go continuously till your baby become 9 months old. after that you can add more options. I will share a chart if you really want in proper amount.

Now the meal timing also makes an important role in your baby's health. Always try to make the routine from the first day of the meal plan. only the meals can be different but the timing should be the same day. like

First thing in the morning
one almond paste form mix with honey
then milk

1/4 dosa, 1/4 besan(gram flour) chilla or sooji(semolina) chilla, half slice bread sandwich or 1/4 boiled egg.

mid-morning snack
Any fruit

Khichdi, Dal 1/4th roti mashed

evening snack
Dinner accordingly

Thank You friends. If you have any query regarding any topic of motherhood, you can comment below and also contact me via mail. I will try my best.

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  2. This is great info. I can't remember what my kids ate. I think they started with rice cereal mixed with fruit, and then went to other jarred foods.

  3. What a great article. I have a Seven month old who LOVES FOOD.

  4. def needed this as my 8 month old is ALL over the place with what people want to tell me ha. we love the jar foods and mixing it w/ rice cereal!

  5. I thought honey couldn't be introduced to an infant until they were 1yr or older? It has been so long since my daughter was a baby, i am sure things are so different now.

  6. Great information. I started both of mine on veggies and sweet potatoes was their favorite for a looong time.

  7. My son's first food was avocado!

  8. This is such an informative post, as someone who doesn't have children I wouldn't have any idea where to start with anything like weaning.

  9. FABULOUS post. This is all really fantastic information when you are ready to start giving your children their first foods.

  10. This is such an informative post...I wish I had read something like this when my daughter started eating. I started with carrot puree and chicken soup. :)

  11. I like that you mentioned its important to not overwhelm them but at the same time try a variety of different foods so that their stomachs become accustomed to it. I bet babies love daal!

  12. Such an important and interesting post for every mom! Food is so important, especially for little ones!

  13. Banana sounds about right. It makes sense as pottasium is so necessary (as is many other minerals and vitamins lol

  14. I wish we would have seen this before starting to introduce food to our daughter when she was young. She might have been able to handle things better if we had introduced things more slowly.

  15. This is really going to help some new mom's. I will be sure to save this one!

  16. This is a great and informative post. My little one is to and when I first became a mom it was so hard to know what to give him to eat. This is going to be helpful for new moms and moms to be.

  17. This is definitely good info for new moms. I am not a mom but I like the advice about giving infants only breastmilk not even water for the first 6 months.

  18. Wow I’m not a parent so I had no idea of the process. But I do have friends expecting their first child so will be passing the information along I know they’ll appreciate it.

  19. Great information. I wish I had it when my kids were small.

  20. Great guide. I wish I had something like this 9 years ago :D

  21. This is so informative and would be super helpful for new parents!

  22. Great tips! Especially for first time parents. I just love this stage.