In summer, the baby needs light food. It includes cereals, fruits and vegetables containing “fast” carbohydrates, as well as eggs, poultry and fish, rich in easily digestible proteins, and fermented milk products.
From heavy foods (beef, legumes, butter and sour cream with high fat content) should be abandoned. The child spends a lot of energy on their mastering, which may even raise the temperature, and in the conditions of heat it is useless.
Dishes for crumbs should be warm, close to body temperature, which is considered optimal for digestion processes. Chilled foods, including ice cream or cold cocktails, can cause a cold, so it is better to refrain from them.
Fruits and vegetables should be ¼ of the baby’s diet. In the summer months, the rate is convenient to get at the expense of seasonal fruits. They are rich in vitamins and other valuable substances, but do not contain preservatives.
After thermal processing in vegetables and fruits, the en portion of the vitamins is destroyed, so some of the fruits should be given raw. Gradually, to teach your baby to untreated cultures can be from 10-11 months, tracking the response.
The fact is that for their assimilation certain enzymes are needed, and the pancreas of the child is not immediately able to produce them in the right quantities. If the baby has no problems with digestion, half of the daily portion of vegetables and fruits can be given raw. If you have poor appetite, a small amount of them should be offered to the baby before the main course.
Otherwise, the proportion should be determined by the doctor. It is also important to remember that fruits and berries irritate an empty stomach and can cause allergies, so for a child prone to allergies or digestive problems, they should be offered for dessert or afternoon tea.
In the heat of the baby may suddenly abandon dishes that in another time eats for both cheeks. What happens to his appetite and how to help him?
In summer, the appetite decreases for many people, because in the warm season we need fewer calories. It is not necessary to stimulate it artificially, otherwise digestion problems will start or excess weight will appear.
Nevertheless, during the period when the heat is gaining momentum, the baby’s appetite threatens to fall quite strongly: it can eat up to 25% of the usual daily volume of food. In this case, it will take 3–4 days to adapt.
In the transitional phase, it is reasonable to replace meat with poultry, cottage cheese or kefir, both ordinary and with fruit and vegetable additives. Baked casseroles with berries and fruits – cheese or on the basis of cereals.