Starting Your Baby On Solids What Are The Right Foods
If your baby is ready to start on solid foods, you might be a bit confused as to which foods are best. There are a wide variety of foods that can be good starter foods. Here are some ideas to help you get going.
Rice, Mixed Grain or Oat Cereal
This is the typical baby cereal that you mix with formula or breast milk. This is a good starter food because it is easily tolerated and you can make it as thin as you like for those first meals. Start with just about a tablespoon of the cereal.
Mild yellow vegetables like squash, carrots and sweet potatoes are good starters, too. They are easy on the stomach and babies usually love the taste.
Many babies love plain, unsweetened yogurt, and it is a very healthy first food. If your baby doesnt like it, try yogurt with the fruit on the bottom, but check labels, and buy yogurt with low sugar content. Very often the grocery store brand will be lower in sugar than the national brands.
Applesauce, bananas, peaches and pears are all good choices, and babies love them.
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