From spoonful to bowl of soup

From spoonful to bowl of soup

Every day, find one of the infos extracted from the new issue of the collection "Essentials of: 39 truths to feed your child", sold with the April issue of. Today, the adventure of diversification.

  • Diversify your baby's diet does not mean replacing milk with the same amount of food overnight. During the first year, it is still the milk that covers its nutritional needs and not the vegetables and fruits introduced in low doses. It is a question of awakening his taste buds.
  • Vegetables, fruits ... spoon, baby bottle? Relax! Start with a teaspoon of a vegetable or mixed fruit. Only one variety at a time for your baby to get used to these new flavors and textures. It also helps to monitor if it is not allergic to a food. Apple, pear, green beans, potatoes, zucchini ... But first avoid too tasty foods: leek, cauliflower.
  • Observe how he reacts. Propel him with a spoon and, if he refuses, mix the puree or the compote with his bottle. In the same way, you will gradually make him discover cereals, meat, fish, and eggs. Mashed vegetables and proteins at noon, fruit compote at snack, vegetable purée at dinner ... The proportions increase little by little, according to the schedule established by your pediatrician, so that at the end of his first year one of the baby bottles is replaced by a meal with a spoon.

Frédérique Odasso

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