Life beyond the bottle

Baby recipes

Recipes ideas that will take you through the first year of your baby. Always consult your pediatrician prior to beginning any new food for your infant. Discuss making homemade baby food with your pediatrician.

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Baby feeding tips

Tips regarding food diversification for your infant. Just to make diversification period more fun and easy.

Here you will find allowed ingredients and recipes ideas that will take you through the first year of your baby in what concerns food.

 

Baby at 0-4 months (No recipes at this age, only brestmilk or formuls)baby_1

The best recommended food during this stage is mother’s milk or formula. As your baby’s digestive tract is still developing, solid food is strictly forbidden. Also, avoid feeding your child on cow’s milk before 12 months of age.
Between the ages of 0 and 4 months, your baby will:

  • turn his head toward sounds and voices;
  • stare at bright objects and follow them with his eyes;
  • move his arms together and apart;
  • bring his hands to his mouth, and possibly suck on his own hands or fingers.

 

Baby at 4-6 months

At 4-6 months of age, babies begin sucking and are no longer only suckling. The action of drinking a bottle or breastfeeding is becoming less automatic and more voluntary.

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Important feeding acquisitions at this stage:

  • he can stay in a sitting position and hold his head steady;
  • he can co-ordinate his eyes, hands and mouth;
  • he can swallow food;
  • he can hold his own bottle

 

 

 

Baby at 6-8 months

The big milestone at six months is that most kids have started to eat baby food in order to meet the increasing nutritional and developmental needs of this age.

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Important feeding acquisitions of this stage:

  • he holds his head up;
  • he sits well in high chair;
  • he shows interest in food
  • he makes chewing motions.

 

 

 

 

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Baby at 8-10 months

Your 8-10 month old baby is quickly moving onto new foods, more meals and greater independence as he begins to master “chewing”. At this point, you may have been gradually increasing the amount of solids your baby eats as he gets older and becomes accustomed to eating solid food.Important feeding acquisitions of this stage:

  • he picks up objects with his thumb and forefinger (including food);
  • he puts everything in his mouth;
  • he moves his jaw in a chewing motion.

 

Baby at 10-12 months

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Your baby is starting to become really interested in food, making choices and feeding on his own. At this point, “table foods” are a big part of his meals and he may not like those thinner purees anymore.
Important feeding acquisitions of this stage:

  • he holds a spoon;
  • he feeds on his own with his fingers;
  • he wants to do things (eating included) without help;
  • he moves his mouth in a chewing motion.