SUITABLE FOODS FOR BABIES (6 – 8 MONTHS OLD)
How do you feed your baby and what are the types of food you can feed your baby who has reached 6 months old?
a) Babies who are at this stage can start eating rice, vegetables and fruits.
Vegetables are to be steamed and blended. Fruits are also to be blended and rice
needs to be cooked in porridge form. Make sure you sieve the blended items as
baby’s food should be in liquid form.
b) Feed your baby with the any of the blended food after feeding him/her with milk.
Make sure your baby is not full when feeding them with the blended item.
c) When you feed your baby with blended fruit, i.e. papaya, it is advisable to add a
small quantity of milk into the blended fruit. The aroma of the milk will enable the
baby to accept the new type of food that is being introduced for the first time.
d) When you are introducing rice for the first time to your baby, do not add any
vegetables. Feed your baby with plain rice for the first 3 days. On the
4th day, you can add a vegetable with the rice. Do not combine vegetables and rice
together when introducing the food for the first time to your baby. This is because if
your child were to suffer from an allergy or rashes, you will not be able to identify
or determine which food caused the condition