Feeding baby is not always easy, right? Even, sometimes it can be stressful too, especially for first time parents. But, if you know how to feed your baby in a right way, feeding him can be pleasurable. Want to try the tips? Here we go
- Everything you use to feed your baby should be clean and dry.
- Make a list of foods that your baby can and cannot eat according to his age.
- Avoid feeding him foods that may present a choking hazard such as chips, popcorn, tough meats, raw celery, raisins, whole grapes, chunky peanut butter, gum, hard or gooey candy.
- Avoid feeding baby honey, which may contain bacterial spores that may cause a fatal food-borne illness in infants.
- Avoid feeding baby food high in sugars and corn syrups, as the calories from these ingredients will replace more nutrient-rich foods.
- Check the temperature of your baby food before offering it to baby. It's better to feed him in warm temperature.
- Include your baby at the family dinner table, so he can develop better eating habits.
- Bring your baby high chair right up to the table at dinner time, so he feels part of the family.
- Start giving meal your baby at feeding time. But don't forget to help him learn to feed himself by trying to give him foods that stick easily to the spoon.
- Another way in feeding your baby easier is to provide him with finger foods, such as pieces of cooked pasta or little squares of toast.
- Only introduce one new food at a time, waiting at least 2-3 days in between new foods. This helps your baby grow accustom to that food and can also help in pinpointing any food allergies.
- Try and try again in introducing new foods to your baby. It often takes him several times of trying a food to decide he likes it.
- Last but not least, maintain a happy atmosphere at the table. Talk to your baby, praise and encourage him and smile sweetly if he refuses to eat.
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