Doesn’t it feels like yesterday that you gave birth to your little one? Now that your infant turns 6 months old, he is able to support their head well and start to sit upright. That can be something to be proud of, especially for parents. In fact, that’s actually the sign for you to go to the next phase – introducing solid food for them.
Gradually changing your baby’s food would be an exciting milestone but first, you have to verify if your baby is ready for it. You can find it out by signs that might help you to identify:
- Your baby is 6 months old and above
- Your baby shows interest in your food and start eyeing
- Your baby trying to reach food, grab it and put it in his mouth
- Your baby weighs twice his birth weight
- Your baby sits without help with the head well supported by the body
- Your baby can chew and swallow food
He has show you all the signs? Great. It means that he’s ready to be introduced to the taste and texture of solid food. In this period, it is possible for your baby to start having his likings and start disliking some type of food.
Various Choices of 6 Month Baby Food and How To Make It
Always include fruits and vegetables because balanced intake of food will help your child fulfill his daily nutritional needs. You don’t have to be a master on making baby food, it’s quite easy!. Curious? Keep scrolling down to see our baby food recipes.
1. Brown Rice Cereal
Brown Rice Cereal can be introduced as the first complementary food for breast milk. It is safe for your infant because cereal is less allergenic and easily digested. To prepare it one you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of brown rice
- 4 cups of water
How to prepare
- Grind the brown rice using a food processor until it becomes a fine powder.
- Put the brown rice powder and 4 cups of water into a pot and cover until it boils
- Lower the heat and wait for another 20 minutes.
- If you want it to be thinner, you can add some more water
2. Carrot purée
Carrot has a pleasant sweet taste and suitable texture for baby. With this recipe you can provide a rich supply of beta carotene, Vitamin A and antioxidant.
- ½ kg of carrot
- 1 cup of water
How to prepare
- Peel carrots and cut them into 1-inch segments
- Put the carrots and water into a medium saucepan
- Cook for 25 minutes (you’ll need more time if you use thicker carrots) and cover until it boils
- Let cool. Purée the carrot using processor or blender
3. Spinach with white yams
Spinach for his first vegetable can offer a memorable introduction. You can combine it with yams to provide calcium, Vitamin A, folate, and sweet taste to your baby’s diet.
- 250 grams of fresh spinach
- 250 grams of yams, white if you can find one
- 1 1/2 cups of water
How to prepare
- Cut the spinach stem and wash the spinach
- Peel the yams and cut into a 1/2 to 3/4-inch dice
- Boil the yams with the water inside the pot
- Lower the heat and cook it for 10 minutes
- Add the spinach to the pot and wait until both spinach and yams become very tender
- Let cool and purée it using a food processor or blender
4. Banana Avocado Purée
Good fats, fiber, potassium and Vitamin C, give it all to your baby through Banana Avocado purée.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
How to make it
- Cut avocados in half and scoop it out with a spoon
- Peel the bananas and cut in half
- Put avocado and banana into food processor or blender, add lemon juice and blend until it smooth
- Pour purée into individual serving containers. You can keep leftovers in refrigerator for 4 days
During this time, food processor or blender can be your best friend. They can help you a lot with your work and make your cooking activity easier.