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