Finding balanced and nutritious first foods for baby
Waiting until between four and six months to introduce the first solid foods to the baby will help minimize the risk of him/her
developing adverse reactions to different foods as well as developing
As a baby develops control over hand movements, which usually
happens around seven to eight months, it is time to start the finger
foods. Baby is usually ready for this when he/she tries to take a swipe
at what you are eating.
Baby first finger foods should not contain any hard matter like grains, pips or bones and must not be whole, like grapes for they are a
Also, remember not to leave babies alone while eating as sometimes they don’t chew, and try to swallow food whole.
Some baby’s first foods that can be held by hand are foods like sticks of cucumber, steamed carrot, a firm banana piece,
or even a stick of mild cheese.
Your baby might not like some finger foods, keep a note of what you have tried and what you would like to try…
Also, keep an eye out for food allergies.
Remember it's okay to allow your baby to play with his/her food, it's part of their developmental process.