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Introducing solid food for the baby

Honestly, this is not an easy topic. It seems easy but it’s another exciting phase of your baby’s growth so you better consider a few rules. I have read lots of books, blogs and websites on how to get started on first food, now here is my final opinion.

Allergy awareness

  • dairy products (cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt etc.) – from 8 month old
  • milk – from 1 year old
  • honey – from 1 year old
  • bread – from 8 month old
  • egg – from 10 month old
  • forest fruits (strawberry, blackberry, blueberry etc.) – from 1,5 years old
  • nuts – usually they say from 1 year old, but I will surely wait till my baby turns 2 years old.
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What and when? There are certain rules, but rules are there to be broken ;-) Usually I say, please take high attention to the first 2 month and to the allergy awareness list mentioned above, but talking about vegetables and fruits you might cheat a little bit. You can start with the basic ones like apple or potato, but these can slow the baby’s digestion (I know it’s a blog where you expact to read about yummy food recipes, but the Mom who says digestion is not a key question in her baby’s life is lying).

The list I am using is the following:

From 6 month old: apple, peach, cherry, marron, potato, carrot, pumpkin, beet, grain, rice, wheat, oats, corn

From 7 month old: banana, pear, orange, lemon, grapes (peeled, attention! choking hazard), tomato, zucchini, salad (in puree), broccoli, turnip, parsnips, celery, asparagus, cucumbers (fried or boiled), peas (shelled, in puree), squash, chiken, pork, oil (1 teaspoon/1 dl vegetable puree), parsley, celery leaves, dill, chives

From 8 month old: plum, greengage, apricot, watermelon, cantaloupe, cherries green peas, kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, artichokes, onion and garlic (roasted or cooked), spinach, sorrel, lentils, yellow peas, split peas, beans, beef, pork, fish, chicken liver one time per week, kefir, plain yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, barley and rye flakes adding to the vegetable or fruit purees, basil, thyme, savory, peppermint, oregano, lemon balm, lovage, fruit teas

From 10-11 month old: cabbage, eggplant, green beans, rhubarb, cooked egg yolk 1-2 times a week

From 1 year old: raw or pickled cucumber (grated), radish, uncooked onion and garlic, soy milk, chickpeas, soybeans, peppers cow’s milk, butter, cream, sour cream, goat milk and goat cheese, sheep cheese, whole grains, millet, buckwheat, honey, egg whites, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed and other oilseeds, Herbal teas (mint, nettle)

From 1,5 years old: kiwi fruit, currants, black currants, blackberries, gooseberries, rosehips, blueberry, dogwood, raspberries, strawberries, tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, grapefruit, etc.).

 

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