This weekend Reuben turns 6 months old and we decided to feed him his first solid meal. We did some research and found these are the foods that are good to start as first food for infants. They have low/no allergies and there are also low in sugar.
2) Sweet Potatoes
The following foods below are high allergy food that should be avoided
When is your baby ready to take solids?
1) When they are no longer regurgitating
2) When they can start to swallow their food without spitting it out of their mouth
3) He/she can sit up quite well with a sturdy head and neck
We decided to start with Pumpkin soup for Reuben. We used the Phillips Avent Blender Steamer to prepare the Pumpkin puree. If you are giving solids for the very first time, try to make your puree more smoother (blend it longer). Below is the picture of our pumpkin soup puree
At first we were a bit worried that Reuben might not like the pumpkin soup but to our surprise he managed to take about 10-12 mouths of the pumpkin puree. To us, this is a very good start hearing all the stories from other parents that infants reject solids and some of the infants take a very long time to wean off. Please remember to put a bib around your kid when you are feeding him on the chair if not you will find the your chair all stained with the solid food.
If you are free, do check out fellow Mummy Blogger MadPsychMum’s post on her must have tools for solid feeding