Introducing food to your little one is a key milestone in a baby’s first year development. It’s also a key milestone for a mother who has been breastfeeding up until this point not to mention the state of your kitchen floor!
When weaning you baby onto solids, for the first time they will get to try interesting new textures and tastes which will help shape their ongoing relationship with food as well as providing them with a range of nutrients to support their ongoing development.
Watching Alfie each morning tuck into his sweet potato, carrot, banana porridge and the likes has been hilarious. You can practically see his cogs turning as he decides that he likes it and then I can’t feed him quick enough. Not to mention the mess all over his face and my kitchen floor!
In the UK it is recommended that this process starts at about 6 months of age when a babies digestive system is ready and their swallow reflexes have developed. For me this was a monumental occasion as my breasts are no longer on demand 24/7.
Like most mums I have been following the Annabel Karmel guide.
Here is a list of the foods I’ve tried on Alfie in his first few weeks:
Steamed veg – carrots and sweet potato
We all know that living a balanced healthy lifestyle is so important for children and their cognitive development. This is something that we probably take for granted in western society, which is why we have teamed up with The Akshaya Patra foundation which helps fight malnutrition amongst children in India.
Every Darlo Ethical Babywear product sold feeds a child in India with their school meals for a week.