baby food

Baby Food Recipes

     Baby Food Recipes:


· Purée fresh foods such as organic carrots, peas, squash and peaches. Canned vegetables and fruits usually contain too many additives.

· Refrain from adding salt, sugar, or strong spices to homemade baby foods. If you are feeding your baby from the family meal, remove  the baby's portion before seasoning your meal for the rest of the family.
· It's a good idea to introduce new foods slowly in order to identify any food allergies. About one new food per week is adequate.
· Ensure that your child has accepted most fruits and vegetables before introducing meats.
· Throw away unfinished meats because bacteria forms quickly.
· Children under 12 should not be fed nuts, raisins, popcorn, raw vegetables, unpeeled fruit, or peanut butter.
· Avoid feeding honey to children under the age of one. It's an unsafe food that can cause infant botulism.
· Spinach, beets, turnip greens, and broccoli should also be avoided until around age one due to high concentrations of nitrates which can reduce the baby's hemoglobin.
· Cookies are not recommended as a pacifier for babies.
· Acidic fruits such as oranges, tangerines and pineapples are harsh on an immature digestive system, and are not recommended until     after one year. As well, avoid feeding egg whites to children under one year due to potential allergic reaction, although cooked egg yolks are acceptable.
· Let your baby guide you as you begin to feed your child solid foods. Start with one or two spoonfuls, but don't force feed your child.

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