Food and baby food
Healthy and adequate nutrition is one of the essential daily requirements of the baby. In the first months of life, breast milk is considered the main source of nutrients for babies. In the period from 4-6 months, mothers can practice baby food. At the same time also need to pay more attention to the issue of food hygiene and safety for children.
Maybe for parents who are just taking care of their first child, this time will be a bit stressful because neither parent has any experience, but do not worry. Let HUGGIES ® – an expert in baby’s health care guide and update parents with all information related to baby’s health care.
How to practice solids for babies is the right way
When you start to practice solids, the time to prepare baby food is also quite interesting, you will be able to explore new experiences with your child. Be sure to have a small camera ready to capture these precious moments!
If you do not know how to give your baby solid foods, then on the way, there is a general note that you need to choose a rich snack menu. Also choose unprocessed natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, red and white meats, it is important that they have high nutritional value. If your baby is vegetarian, make sure you check with your doctor that your baby is still getting enough nutrients. Please visit the Infant Nutrition section for more information.
How do you know if your baby is ready for solid food?
The period from 4 to 6 months is usually the period where babies begin with pureed foods or baby powder. Because during this period, breast milk can hardly provide enough nutrition for the baby’s body. If you see your baby tends to eat more and like to eat the same foods as adults, he is ready. You should also remember that 6 months is a good time, don’t wait any longer.
With pureed foods, mothers also need to pay attention to crushing food so that their children can easily absorb them. In particular, the preparation of a menu weaning the baby variety, ensuring adequate nutrition is still the basic requirements, need to be maintained regularly and try to learn a few menus for children 6 months old form with.
Food allergies in children
Child food allergies are becoming more common worldwide. Therefore, if you notice signs of allergy, you should take your child to the doctor immediately. Some common allergic cases such as:
- Allergy to lactose
- Allergy to peanuts
- Allergic to wheat/gluten protein mixes
- Milk allergy
- Egg allergy
- Soy allergy
- Allergy to shrimp/crab
Advice for mothers: pay attention to observe the reaction of the baby’s body when first exposed to any new food to get the most timely response.
Herbal for you and your baby
Regular use of herbs in meals is very beneficial for the baby’s health. Infants can obtain herbal sources from breast milk. In addition, there are many baby products on the market with herbal ingredients such as cream, shower gel, essential oil … What you need to do is find out the best suitable product for your baby.
Nutrition for nursing mothers
Whether you are breastfeeding or preparing to wean your baby, you need to be mindful of your own nutritional intake. You need to add more fruits, vegetables, red and white meat, seafood, nuts … to supplement energy and nutrition for the body. And for more information, visit the section on Nutrition for Breastfeeding.