When the pediatrician advises introducing solids into babies’ diets, a difficult time begins for parents, since they usually associate this stage with the idea that their children will no longer be well fed.
It is not necessary to insist that the small eat everything from the beginning, but to give it the opportunity to try so that it gets used to the new flavors and textures. Nor is there a specific order recommended when introducing solids, although it is recommended to do it one by one so that you learn to identify the different flavors.
It is best to arm yourself with patience, provide the baby with a bib, sit him at the family table in a kennel with a large tray and put small amounts of “adult” food on his plate.
At first, he will eat very little, he will only suck food at best, and at worst they will end up scattered on the ground. It is a lesser evil compared to everything you are learning.
1. Play: doing it with food for him is a way to learn to relate to them. Each bite at this age is a great success.
2. No obligations: do not force your child to eat any food. He will set the pace and the number of flavors that will make up your new diet.
3. Eat the same !: << I want to eat the same as Mom and Dad! » Children are more accepting of new foods if they are used to seeing their parents take them in front of them. You should allow your child to share the family table, sitting in his kennel, and let him taste, if he asks, what you eat.
A varied diet
Pasta. They love it from the beginning. How about some macaroni (you can take it one at a time with your fingers), with tomato sauce and some minced meat crumbs? A most complete dish.
Vegetables. They are a fundamental part of a healthy and balanced diet and chickpeas, so round and tender, can be a first contact.
Potato with egg or sausage. It has enough acceptance among the kids. A good idea is to mash the potato as much as possible by boiling it.
The fruits. You can offer them one by one, cut into pieces, or put a combination of different flavors and colors: banana, pear, tangerine … Invite him to play and guess what each one is called.
The meat. Sometimes it is mixed minced with the puree or with the tomato sauce that accompanies the pasta, but it is also a good idea to offer it in pieces so that it can be sucked and learn to differentiate the flavors.
The peas. A good way to introduce vegetables to your diet. In addition to being fun and easy to pick up, they are very nutritious.