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10 Best Introductory Homemade Healthy Foods For Six Months Babies

Being a new mother, one of the most exciting things to literally enjoy (apart from a whole night’s sleep) is introducing solids. But all the while, I am sure your brain is almost popping with so too many questions like which foods are safe and which are better and healthier than the rest. The initial starter food gets trapped in our confusion maze. I know that anxious feeling and that’s why here I am.

Today I will be writing about some of the best introductory foods for babies that you can safely feed on your baby’s sixth month.

Mashed Rice

Being a total rice lover, I just couldn’t take any other introductory food for my daughter other than rice. Rich in carbohydrates and water-content, rice is definitely one of the safest introductory foods ever. Apart from being filling and healthy, rice is also easily digestible. And that makes it a definite choice!

Procedure

Take approx. ¼ cup of rice.

Wash it for at least four to five times.

Plain cook or pressure cook it till its soft enough for your baby.

Take it out hot and mash it instantly with a fork.

Serve warm!

Potato Puree

And the next in the slot is potato puree! Like rice, potatoes are also quite high with respect to both water content and carbohydrates. Along with that, it’s also easily digestible. Potatoes provide energies which are much required by babies, especially during their developmental phase.

Procedure

Take a small to medium-sized potato.

Peel it and roughly cut into four pieces.

Wash them for at least 3-4 times.

Boil them till soft.

Take out when they are hot.

Mash it with a fork.

Gradually add breastmilk/formula milk to attain a consumable consistency.

Top it with slight butter. (Optional)

Serve warm.

Apple Puree

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Apples can also be a great choice as one of the best introductory foods. They are rich in Vitamin A and C and high in folate. Not only that they are also replete with pectin fibre that can help with constipation. Adding to that, they also comprise of several other minerals likes potassium, magnesium and calcium. And they are easily digestible too! Yup, they are so so healthy!

Procedure

Peel and apple and cut its core.

Cut it roughly for around 4 pieces.

Place it in a pressure cooker and steam it till they are soft.

Take it out when hot and mash it with a fork.

Add boiled water to attain a consumable consistency.

Serve warm.

Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potatoes are our next choice on the list! Comprising Vitamin C, Beta Carotene (the orange-fleshed ones) and being one of the best fibre sources sweet potatoes are definitely one of the healthiest and tastiest choices every. And yes, babies love them a lot too! Yay!;

Procedure

Take a medium-sized sweet potato and wash it thoroughly.

Peel the skin and cut it roughly into smaller chunks.

Wash them again.

Boil these chunks till they turn soft.

Drain the spare water.

Blend the boiled chunks using a food processor or a blender.

Gradually add water to attain the consumable consistency.

Papaya Puree

Papayas are probably one of the best fruits for both babies and adults. They are easily swallowable and they are also rich in Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, folate and soluble fibre. Apart from that, they also consist of enzymes that aid in the digestion process thereby maintaining an overall healthy digestive system.

Procedure



Wash the whole papaya before peeling it.

Peel the papaya.

Cut it lengthwise into two halves.

Take one half and cut breadthwise.

Slice this piece further into cubical pieces.

Wash them thoroughly.

Blend them till they are smooth.

Add water if required

Banana Puree

High in Vitamin A, C and Folate, banana is one of the best introductory options for a filling baby. They are also rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus and selenium. Not just that, they are also replete with slow-releasing sugars. One of the best portable baby foods ever, bananas are also helpful with respect to treating constipation and diarrhoea.;

Procedure

Peel a ripe banana and cut into slices.

Blend it in a blender.

OR

Peel a ripe banana and cut into slices.

Mash it with a fork.

Serve before it starts browning.

Avocado Puree

Filled with a whole lot of Vitamin C, A, niacin, calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus avocados can be filling yet perfect for your baby’s entire system.

Wash your avocado.

Peel it and take its pit out.

Cut out the flesh of it.

Mash it with a fork.

Serve it.

Pear Puree

Constipation in babies is more or less common yet troublesome. If your baby suffers from the same, pears can be a great solution. Pears are replete with Vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. It fills your angel’s tummy along with taking care of the rest of the system as well.;

Procedure

Peel your pear and wash it.

Cut it roughly into smaller chunks.

Steam them till they turn soft.

Blend it in a blender to attain a puree consistency.

Add water if it’s needed.

Khichdi/Rice With Lentils

How can anyone miss this obvious one out?! Khichri has to be one of the best introductory foods for babies ever. Not just that it’s tasty but it’s healthy as well. While the rice provides your baby with the required energy, the lentil offer protein. Add more veggies and the vitamins are balanced as well. What more can you want!

Procedure

Mix equal proportions of white/brown rice with yellow lentils or moong dal.

Wash them thoroughly, ensuring no dirt, for at least 5 times.

Take half cup of mixed veggies including potatoes, carrots and french green beans.

Mix rice, dal along with the veggies in a pressure cooker.

Add water till it covers the vegetables.

Pressure cook the combination in medium heat with 5 whistles.

Simmer cook for an additional two-three minutes.

Switch off the gas. Let the steam escape on its own.

Take out the khichri and mash it with a fork while it’s hot.

OR

Blend the mixture in a blender.;

Serve warm.

Additional Tips

I can totally get it how exciting it can be to introduce new foods to your baby. But while doing so, you must also keep the following things in mind.

Before introducing solids, consult with your paediatrician regarding which foods can suit your baby and which foods won’t. If possible, get a food chart from him/her.

Always maintain a gap of three days before you continue with any food. This ensures you check if your child has an allergy.

DO NOT force-feed your baby. Remember, your baby has been all throughout on a milking phase. The very first is bound to confuse him.

Avoid adding oil, spices, sugar or even salt. If at all needed, you sprinkle a pinch of salt in order to get away with blandness.

DO NOT at once stop breastfeeding your baby. Even after introducing solids, your breastmilk remains the primary source of nutrients for your baby.

So, ladies, there were some of the best introductory foods that you can easily feed your six-month babies. Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite! And most importantly, share this post with any new momma who you think might need.; #weaning #introductoryfoods #sixmonthbaby #weaningphase #weaningbaby #homemadefood #babyfoods #powerfoods #babyfood #infants #infantfood #infancy #easyhomemadefoods #indianmom #indianexpatmon

Khushboo Chouhan Madhavi Cholera


Thank you Nazia!! Will definitely prepare these food items

I am glad you found this helpful. Good luck with your weaning phase.

very helpful post..
nicely written with much details..thanks for sharing with us..


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