From 4/6 months and after advice from a health professional, your baby enters the period of food diversification: he will gradually discover vegetables, fruits, starchy foods, then meats and fish, in addition to breast or infant milk. Are you having trouble finding your way around? You don't know which foods to favor according to your child's age, or you hesitate on the quantities to give him? Simplify your life by using the Babybio food diversification table!
To learn about the main stages of baby diversification and to have examples of menus by age group, download our step-by-step feeding guide below:
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Food diversification: where to start?
As a young parent, it is normal that you are sometimes a little lost at the beginning of the food diversification. While baby has fed exclusively on milk until now, it will now be necessary to prepare a meal that meets his nutritional needs, and be careful not to give him foods that he cannot yet ingest.
With our table dedicated to food diversification, you no longer have to worry! Neither with regard to the right foods to give to your little one, nor on the quantities to be expected. At a glance, the Babybio table allows you to choose the products and quantities adapted to your child's age. An ideal solution for successfully diversifying your baby's diet with ease!
How to use our food diversification chart?
To learn about the main stages of food diversification, download our free step-by-step food guide. It will detail the baby's meals by age group - from 4 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months and 12 to 36 months - over a full day: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner.
Vegetables, fruits, eggs, fish, meats, starchy foods, breads... With our diversification guide, you will succeed in introducing all foods little by little and will also learn to adapt the texture of foods according to baby's age: vegetables Mixed cooked foods, purees, mixed fruits from 4 to 6 months, crushed or chopped foods from 1 year…
How to start baby food diversification?
At what age ?
Diversification generally begins between the 4th and 6th month of the child. It depends on his state of health, his development and/or the capacities of his digestive system. In any case, only your pediatrician (or your doctor) is able to decide on the beginning of your baby's food diversification. Your little one should therefore be exclusively fed milk until your doctor has told you about any changes.
Food diversification: how to start?
Whatever your child's age, food diversification must start gently. Milk should also remain the basis of your child's diet until around 12 months old.
The first foods that baby will be able to taste are tender, non-fibrous vegetables (carrot, zucchini, green bean, white leek, etc.). Introduce them to your infant in the form of a smooth puree after having cooked the vegetables (preferably steamed to preserve all their nutrients). To gradually familiarize him with these new foods, first introduce a single food at a time: carrot puree, zucchini puree, white leek puree... Mixed fruits (cooked beforehand) can supplement baby's diet about two weeks after the introduction of vegetables.
At the start of food diversification, your little one may be reluctant to eat the recommended amount of food. This is completely normal: these new discoveries are for him a big change that requires some time to adapt. With patience, everything will be fine! Start small with a few spoonfuls, then try to add a little more each day. In any case, there is no reason to worry: an infant always eats his fill; on days when he consumes less solid food than expected, he will compensate with milk.
In addition to our food diversification chart, find many tips online to successfully offer your baby a diet that is perfectly suited to their age and nutritional needs.