Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Best Food for Babies


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Getting a child at any age to eat can be a challenge. Young infants who are just learning to eat can be especially difficult. They are experiencing lots of new tastes and textures. The other night, I watched my sister-in-law feed my nephew some carrots and the poor boy could not handle it. Even after switching to some food he did like, it took him a while to recognize the better taste. 
Here is a list of the ten best foods for babies that have lots of essential nutrients:
~  Squash: excellent source of Vitamin A and C, naturally sweet, pleasing texture
~  Lentils: lots of protein and fiber
~  Dark green leafy vegetables: high amounts of iron and folate, spinach may be the best
~  Broccoli: so much folate, fiber, and calcium

                  ~  Blueberries: good for your baby's eyes, brain, and urinary tract
       ~  Avocados: rich source of unsaturated fats, good for brain development
~  Meat: not a typical idea for baby food, so wait until your child is older, lots of zinc and iron
   ~  Prunes: fiber to help reduce constipation
~  Garbanzo beans: rich in protein and fiber, there are lots of variations to these beans too
~  Mandarin oranges: high in Vitamin C and lots of antioxidants, great finger food

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What are some of your infant's favorite foods? Least favorite?
Any tricks to help get children to eat?

This information came from Baby Center.

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