• 6-8 Months: Wonderful Veggies for Your Baby

    Start your baby early on her healthy greens!
  • There are a lot of vegetables you can offer your baby at six months. But always remember that they should be cooked until tender and mashed or pureed. Carrots, squash, sayote, and sweet potato (camote) are just a few to mention. With these vegetables, wash and peel; make sure to remove the seeds (if any); cut into chunks and steam or boil or simmer until cooked tender. Mash or puree the vegetable and serve. You may also add a little breast milk or infant formula to fortify it and add a familiar taste.

    It is crucial that you discuss with your pediatrician first before giving any kind of food to your baby. Be wary of foods that may cause an allergic reaction. It is also very important that you feed your baby age-appropriate foods.


    Tips:
    • Use organic vegetables as much as possible.
    • Do not put salt or sugar.
    • Steaming is better than boiling. It keeps in the vegetable’s nutrients better.
    • Add a little olive oil or pure, unsalted butter in the mixture. Babies need the full fat in both.
    • Cook your baby’s food in small portions if she is just about to try it. If you see that she likes it, you can cook several batches and store in separate eating portions in the freezer to save time and energy in preparing her meals.
    • Texture and consistency of baby’s food are always important.



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