Although we live in uncertain times, watching a child learn to crawl, hold, stand and walk is still exciting for the whole family.
Since just born, the nutritional needs of children change rapidly. Every milestone, since when did he bebe Raises its head on its own until it takes its first steps, it may indicate a next step in your baby’s feeding development.
Since little ones develop in different ways, it is especially important that your feeding choices consider not only the baby’s age, but also your development and advice from your doctor.
In this regard, the experts from Gerber Y Nestlé Nutrition Erin Quann, Registered Dietitian and Chief Medical Officer, and Sarah Smith-Simpson, Senior Scientist, offer various tips for the different stages of babies and what they mean for your diet.
Babies sitting with support
- When your little one can sit up with a little support, leans toward the spoon with his mouth open, and pushes himself up with his arms and elbows straight, he may be ready to be introduced to new tastes and textures through food solid. Offering iron-rich foods as the first solid meal is critical because your baby’s natural iron storage begins to deplete around this time.
- Offer your baby iron-fortified infant cereals, such as cereal Gerber Single Grain, and meals for babies with meats, like Gerber 2ND Foods Beef, which can help you get the iron you need. This is especially important for babies breastfed.
- Trying different foods and experimenting with new tastes is a learning process for children. babies. Remember that the expression on your baby’s face may seem to say “ewww” but it may actually be a “wow this is new!” Look.
- Commit to introducing new foods and flavors. Studies show that it can take up to 10 tries for a baby to accept a new food. So don’t give up!
- It is important to consider physical abilities along with your baby’s age. The important skills needed to eat food with your hands are:
- Crawl on the stomach
- Start finger feeding
- begin to chew food with your jaw
- Make sure to prioritize the food safety of the little crawlers. Offer foods that are soft or easily dissolving and cut into very small pieces. Try small pieces of soft fruit, like cut strawberries. These foods can be eaten directly from the high chair tray babies as part of a snack or meal.
Their first steps
- Young children are probably standing on their own and starting to walk. With so much to explore, they thrive on a predictable meal and snack routine.
- Your little one not only uses his motor skills to move, they are also important to try new foods. This is what your little one is learning right now:
- Moving food from side to side in the mouth more often
- Improve chewing
- Lick her lips
- Dipping your food
- Using multiple fingers to pick up food instead of your entire hand.