Top Tips for a Healthy Baby
- Exclusively breast-feed for your baby for six months.
- Introduce solids at six months of age or when they show signs of being ready.
- Use organic food.
- Continue breast-feeding for as long as you are able to (at least 1 year, but age 2 is even better!)
- Wait three days in between introducing new foods to make sure there is no adverse reaction.
- Avoid foods that cause reactions in mom and dad.
Strategies for Healthy Eating
- Give a wide variety of colourful steamed fruit and vegetable purees every day.
- Try to make your own baby food. The taste is better and it may be easier to transition to family foods.
- Add in spices, herbs, onion and garlic to your recipes.
- Make new variations of favourite foods including the not so favourite foods. Try not to get stuck on the same foods.
- Don't be afraid to try foods with your baby that you are not fond of.
- Try to vary grains other than wheat. For example rice, quinoa, buckwheat, oats, kamut, barley, spelt and amaranth.
- Always dilute fruit juice with water.
- Avoid honey and egg whites until age 1.
- Essential fatty acids (EFA's) Omega 3 and 6
- Good bacteria – Acidophilus
- Iron and zinc
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