The baby is almost 6 months old and is about to start having food. How to prepare, what tools are needed, and what nutrition does the baby need?
Knowing which nutrition the baby needs and which ingredients have the relevant nutrition will make you much easier when preparing.
I've sorted out some key points, let's check it now!
5 Essential Nutrients for Your Baby
1. Fiber: Reduce constipation
Many fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber. You may provide the baby with a variety of vegetables and fruits to try. If the baby is more repulsive to some foods with more "heavy" taste, consider combining some other foods, such as mixing radish with scallop porridge, so that the baby can eat various nutrients.
2. Protein: A nutritional supplement
Protein is vital for the baby's growth and development. In addition to drinking milk, it also needs to be provided by food intake. Moms can start with plant-based proteins such as tofu, yogurt, and cauliflower, and then gradually add meat to the baby. (Reminder: Make sure the baby passes the egg allergy test before giving them an egg! Try the egg yolk first, if there is no allergic reaction, then you may try the egg white.)
3. Iron: Helps development
Your baby's body will develop rapidly after 6 months of age. At this time, it needs to supplement iron through food intake. Red meat is rich in iron, dark green vegetables such as spinach, animal liver such as pig liver, egg yolk, oats, potatoes, pumpkin, etc., are all good iron supplements. It is recommended that moms add fruits with high vitamin C content after having iron, such as oranges and kiwis, to the baby after meals, which can help the absorption of iron.
4. Calcium: Help development
For babies, calcium is an important nutrient that helps bones and teeth grow. Common milk, dairy products, yogurt, etc. are rich in calcium.
5. Fat: Creates energy
Babies under 1-year-old need about 30 grams of fat every day. Fats are a great source of energy for the baby and help brain development. DHA and EPA, types of omega 3 fatty acids are very important too, you may start introducing oily fish such as salmon, a powerful source of this unsaturated fat to your baby.
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*Some mummies asked me before, NongChunXiang baby porridge suitable for how big baby?
In fact, you may give the baby porridge once the baby starts to eat food. Each pack of baby porridge is contained in various nutrients. When you are tired of cooking, try to get some rest. Let's give the baby a delicious baby porridge! Of course, many moms have said that this is a super good helper when taking their baby out!