Babies need plenty of vitamins
and nutrients in order for them to grow properly. For about the
first three months their only source of food is often either
breast milk or formula. Once an infant can sit up on their own
you may want to start introducing new foods for them. The first
type of baby food to introduce is cereal. For babies, it is
very running and easy to swallow. For those little guys that
are starting to get hungry at night, this can fill them up and
help them to sleep all night too.
It is important to only
introduce on type of baby food at a time to your child. Wait at
least three days before you give them something else. Children
can develop food allergies, and that can be very serious.
Knowing what is responsible for the food allergy is very
important though. By limiting what they are introduced to, the
cause of the food allergy can easily be identified.
As your baby gets older you
can start introducing solid foods as well. You will find a good
assortment of baby food at most retailers. Many of them come in
reseal able containers. There are various sizes of them too as
some babies just don’t eat very much at one time. There are
even small meals for older children with plenty of great
tasting baby foods for them to enjoy.
Some parents aren’t too happy
with all the additives in baby food these days though. Instead
they choose to make their own. They can spend an afternoon
making it and then freeze it. This way they will have plenty of
meals for the week for their child. If a parent knows their
baby has various food allergies making the food for them can be
easier than watching labels all the time.
There is quite a good
selection out there of baby food though so your child can
experience new tastes. Some they will like and others they
won’t so you will have to learn about it as things move along.
Make sure you get your baby foods they are able to consume.
Some have trouble with particular textures at various ages.