Baby health care

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

baby food recipe

Hi, today I am going to share with you another recipe that most baby loves very much. It is simple you can try it at home

Potato and Cheese dinner
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 potato peeled and chopped
2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
Heat olive oil and fry onion until soft.Add potato and heat gently for 1 min. Add milk and water and stir. Cover and simmer until potato are soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese until melted. Puree by pushing through a sieve or by using a liquidizer. Add more water if a thinner consistency is preferred.This recipe is a gentle introduction to dairy products.The cheddar cheese is just enough to give the dish a cheesy flavor.

Prune and apple porridge
1/2 tbsp oats
150 ml (5fl oz) water
1 small eating apple, peeled, cored and chopped
Put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil.Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 min.Again the same thing puree by pushing through a sieve or a liquidizer.

This recipe can be keep in refrigerator for 24 hours or 4 weeks in the freezer.You can try it and feel free to share with me if you have your own recipe for your baby.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Baby rice porridge

hi here im going to share with you one of my recipe that i give to my baby

Banana rice porridge

1 banana
1 tablespoon baby rice/ground rice

1. cut banana into pieces
2. bring the water to boil together with the banana
3. simmer gently for 2-3 min
4. add the baby rice or ground rice
5. add a little more water if a thinner consistency is preferred

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Baby first food

Introducing baby to her first food is an interesting moment. Different baby acts differently on their first food. Some would eat what is offered but some refuse to eat at all. The majority swallow some and dribble the rest down their chin.

There are tonnes of baby food out there in the market but i personally prefer homemade baby food. Whatever you feed your baby there are few do and don't that you should follow.

  • Start with few baby spoon and each day increase by one tablespoon if your baby seems hungry
  • Start with one meal a day and increase it to two and three meals a day after 1-2 weeks if the progress is well
  • Introduce food which taste like milk or add some breast milk/formula milk to her food. She usually will like something that she is familiar with
  • Make sure that her milk intake is not compromised
  • Protein should be introduced gradually to avoid straining your baby's kidney
  • No added salt as it may strain her immature kidneys
  • No added sugar as it is associated with tooth decay
  • Avoid soft eggs and soft cheeses until she is 1 year old as it may contain food poisoning bacteria
  • Avoid honey as it contains botulism spore
  • Avoid nuts products as it can trigger nut allergy

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Weaning your baby

Weaning is when you introduce solid food from milk only diet. However, experts now refer weaning as "complementary feeding" as mothers are encourage to continue breastfeeding up to two years.

Nobody can put a finger on the definitive right time to start an infant on solid food as every child is unique. Some may be ready by 4 months but some can wait for another two months. Nonetheless, it is best that you introduce solid food not later than six months old as it may cause her to adapt more slowly to new foods. Also as she grows her nutritional needs increase and breast milk only is not suffice to provide some of her needs.

Here are some of the signals that your baby is ready for solid food
  • Crying after a few successive feedings as she is trying to tell you that she is hungry
  • able to hold her head up
  • can sit up supported by your arm or chair back
  • makes munching motions when there is nothing in her mouth
  • likes bringing her hands and toys to her mouth
  • feeding frequently but has not gained weight or rate of weight gain is significantly slowed