Glad child has stepped on the age of 6 months. This means it has started to be allowed to get his first meal, in addition to breast milk. Support growth, by providing foods that have high nutritional, as shown below.
- Summer squash
Besides having a natural sweetness like a baby, yellow squash does not cause allergies and are rich in beta carotene. Sources of vitamin A is necessary for growth, fight infection, and maintain healthy skin and hair. The best way to maintain the nutritional content is to steam. Serve with how polished and adjust the viscosity yes.
This green leafy vegetable is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin A, iron, and selenium are good. But because the nitrate content is high enough, wait until the baby reaches the age of 8 months, before giving spinach as food. There are several ways to prepare spinach, ranging from steaming, boiling, until with olive oil. Cook until tender leaves, tender stems, and shrink. Puree and give it to the baby, or mixed with fruit pulp or rice.
- fruit Berry
Berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that maintain immunity. However, these fruits can cause allergic reactions, particularly if previously been diagnosed with a food allergy. To minimize the risk of choking, serve berries in a state of carefully washed, then steamed, or mashed until it reaches the desired consistency.
After giving exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, is now the right time to introduce food to your baby. This is done to support the adequacy of nutrition and optimal growth. But feeding too early can lead to digestive problems, even choking. Consider the signs of the child is ready to eat, as shown below.
- Grabbing food and Insert to Mouth
When the baby began to be interested in solid food, he will not shy notify people in the surrounding areas. Starting from reacting with the joy of seeing people eat, reach food on the plate, or grab a fork and spoon, either to play or to put in his mouth. Note this when you play around with the baby yes.
- Already Can Start Sitting Position
Most babies will be able to sit down at the age of 3-5 months, but usually still need help to sustain good with his hands, had the support of parents, as well as chairs. But at the age of 6 months, the child has to develop the muscles of the neck, upper body and back muscles to be able to sit without support. It makes it easier when you start eating, because it can eat and swallow food, without the risk of choking easy.
For those who have children and are toddlers in the house, of course, the mother will be very busy with activities to care for and maintain their children. We need to know, care for and maintain your child is still a toddler arguably tricky. Even so, taking care of your children who are toddlers will be very difficult and annoying when you do not want the child to eat or picky. If it is left alone, would your child will be malnourished and nutrition.
To that end, each of the parents, especially the mother must be very clever to care for and ensure that your child will eat well. And in order for your child’s appetite for the better, at least there are some things you can do at home mom. What are these? Here’s his review.
- Create a meal schedule
Be sure to create a feeding schedule for your child. According to some nutritionists, children need to eat at least 3 to 4 hours. Whether it is eating rice, porridge or just a snack and drink. So, keep your child eat the regularly scheduled time. Create a daily schedule of what time the children eat rice, eat snacks and drink milk (ASI). When your child has a regular mealtime, can increase appetite and his diet was going well.
- Change Meal Baby
In order for your child’s appetite for the better. Try to give him food menu is diverse and always changing every day. If you give the same food every day to your child, it will only make baby bored and do not like to eat. Always replace your child’s diet and the adequate nutrients needed by the body well.