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When your baby is approaching six months old, best you start practicing your aeroplane and train noises because it’s time to introduce solid food!
This stage should be a fun and experience for both of you so we have put together a few helpful tips about starting your little one on solids.
Most babies make it pretty clear they are keen on some solid food. You might notice your baby is starting to take some interest in what you are eating, copy you opening your mouth as you eat, make chewing movements, and want extra feeds or bigger feeds. These are all signs that the next exciting stage has arrived – eating solid food.
Your baby will need to be supported in a slightly reclined seat – a bouncer is ideal. After a milk feed and using a soft spoon offer a small amount of smooth, runny food. Take their lead and over the next few weeks introduce larger portions and more frequently. You will know when they have had enough as they will turn their head away and keep their mouth closed or push the food away.
Start with just one smooth plain food and then introduce a different food every two to four days. To ensure they are nice and smooth push the soft food through a sieve with a spoon, blend, or use an old fashioned mouli. Start with food that is unlikely to cause a reaction such as apple, avocado, banana, pear, carrot, pumpkin and kumara. There is no need to add sugar, salt or any other flavour.
As they get older and more skilled at eating you can introduce a wider variety of food and textures.
While starting solids is an exciting phase, pretty quickly it becomes another part of your busy daily routine. Preparing your baby’s food and ensuring you always have some on hand at home or when you are out and about can require a lot of planning, so having a convenient, healthy go-to is a great option.
Countdown has launched the perfect solution – Smiling Tums. Available in Australia’s Woolworths supermarkets since 2018, the Smiling Tums range of baby food has developed a loyal following of parents and babies. Developed in conjunction with nutritionists, the Smiling Tums range is the ideal solution when you don’t have time for meal preparation or for convenience when you’re out and about.
Smiling Tums’ nine different products have no added sugar – they are naturally sweetened with fruit and vegetables! The range includes fruit, vegetables, proteins and cereal, so there’s an option for every meal and snack.
Conveniently packaged in a BPA-free resealable pouch, Smiling Tums are the perfect size to throw in your bag as you head out the door. You can be confident you are offering your baby nutritious meals, even though you’re on the go.
Smiling Tums is exclusively available at Countdown and will bring a smile not only to your baby’s tum, but also their face, and yours too!
Written by Kidspot NZ with content provided by Countdown Smiling Tums