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Donnig the hat of masterchef and preparing variety of dishes contienental, chinese,lebanese and earn kudos and pats compliments from friends family seems easy sometimes compared to prepare food that will be nutritious as well as tasty for new member of the family that cutie pie who only can show their displeasure and happiness with their smiles and cries.Being baby friendly chef for a new mother is altogether a new challenge.Though it is best to exclusively breastfeed baby until 6 months.After that we can gradually incorporate new food in their diet.All you need fresh vegetables and fruits and a blender. Things must be done before introducing your cullinary skills to the baby
1.Before starting your baby on solid food check with your doctor.
2.New eaters only need about 1-2 tablespoons of food so portions should be in small quantity.
3.Instead of introducing varieties of food item at a time one should start with one at a time to track any food allergy or discomfort.
4 Try it in the late morning so whatever discomforts will happen can be noticed easily and can be checked.
Soups can be added to your babies diet from six month onwards only one thing to be taken care of .One thing at a time. If it is lentils then lentils only.Also vegetables should be age appropriate.Soups are easy to prepare and has list of benefits.While instant soups are readily available in the market and seems to be the easier way ,it is not the healthy option as it contains artificial flavour corn starch for thickening the soup.
Some of the popular soups which are easy to prepare in home and healthy also specially for the babies who has no pearly whites.
Age 7 months to 9 months
At this stage we can introduce purees .Most common purees are
1 Banana puree Bananas are often a favourite fruit.,easy to prepare and are filling and tasty
Peel and deseed the papaya and mash to puree with a spoon.
By 9 months baby is probably ready for lot more variety than previous month.Now it is good time to introduce complex cereals along with breastmilk and formulas.Around six months of age babies have the ability to say "yes" to wanting food and "no" by pushing or turning away.