1. Each new product should be introduced into the baby’s menu gradually: start with a small amount and within 5–7 days increase this volume to the desired portion. At the same time carefully observe how the child reacts to innovation.
If there are signs of intolerance of the product, exclude it from the “invited” number.
2. Remember that the first “dish” should consist of one component, to which you can then add other ingredients.
3. Let’s feed the spoon with a spoon before feeding with breast milk or milk formula. Gradually, the new dish should completely replace the milk.
4. Do not start exploring products if the child is sick, or you are planning (or have already) vaccinated.
5. It is proved: that the baby agreed to eat a new dish, sometimes it needs to be offered not 1-2, but 10-15 times. If, after the refusal you have received, you leave attempts to achieve the location of the child, he will lose the opportunity to expand the range of his taste sensations.
6. Since all children are different, try to take into account the taste preferences of your own child, and not be equal to the experience of relatives and friends. Let the baby choose the products that he likes, and decide on their quantity.
What to cook first – porridge or vegetable puree? It all depends on how the child feels, how actively he grows and develops.
To meet new dishes successfully, try to use our recommendations.
Usually, problems with the introduction of complementary foods occur in capricious children, or rather, in their parents. Since this issue is more pedagogical than medical, we offer you a more philosophical look at the situation.
– Do not force a naughty child to eat. Let him decide what and in what quantity he needs at a given time.
– Be patient: in the opinion of many pediatricians, a fastidious attitude towards food is often a normal stage in the development of a baby.
– Offer a little whim a variety of (but useful!) Products, including those he loves.
– Let your child choose what he wants, and if he refuses to eat, treat his decision with respect. Do not worry, he will surely make up his next time or in the coming days.
When do you need to start introducing complementary foods? The optimal age is 4–6 months: you can get down to business later (that is, in half a year) for those mothers who feed the baby with their milk, its quantity is quite enough for the child, it grows well and develops.