Baby food plan for babies

About half a year after birth, your baby is ready for the first supplement. Breastfeeding alone can not provide the child with enough nutrients. Our Beikost Plan gives you an overview of how your baby's diet changes between the ages of five and ten. The Beikost plan begins with the transition from breastfeeding to Beikost and ends with the transition from complementary food to family food.

Beikost from the fifth month

From the fifth month of life her baby is no longer allowed to get only milk, but also the first complementary food. However, always remember that every child develops differently - some babies are ready for the first porridge a little later. However, if you notice major deviations from the norm, you should discuss this with the responsible pediatrician.

When introducing complementary foods, bear in mind that your baby has been used to liquid foods only - the slightly stronger pulp is a whole new experience for it. That's why you should only exchange the nursing meals gradually for bread meal. So your baby can slowly get used to the new food. Also, introduce new foods slowly - there should not be more than one new food per week.

The first bread meal

When you start introducing complementary foods, you should first replace midday breastfeeding with a bread meal. Start with a pure vegetable porridge, which you give your child to try in small quantities. The porridge should be as liquid and finely pureed as possible. If the porridge is too firm, you can dilute it with a little water or fruit juice.

Well suited are sweet vegetables such as carrots or parsnips. But other varieties are also recommended - try out what your baby tastes best. Only spinach and fennel should be avoided for now, as they contain a lot of nitrate. They should only be used if the porridge is additionally prepared with potatoes (and meat).

In the first few attempts, the porridge meal will probably not fill you up. Therefore breastfeed your child additionally or feed it with the bottle. However, be sure to increase the amount of slurry slightly from day to day until your child eats a whole porridge meal.

Add potatoes and meat

As soon as the baby eats his vegetable porridge without any problems, you can mix the porridge with potatoes and meat a little later. Babies up to six months can get about 20 grams of meat per day, babies up to twelve months 30 grams. It is also important that the porridge contains enough fat. That's why you should always add some vegetable oil to self-cooked porridge. For example, rapeseed oil is well suited.

Evening porridge: milk cereal porridge

The second porridge meal introduces the cereal porridge. This is offered to the baby between the sixth and eighth month initially as Mich cereal porridge, later as grain-fruit porridge. The cereal-fruit porridge is introduced about a month after the milk-cereal porridge. The milk-and-cereal porridge is usually used to replace the evening nursing meal, but the cereal-fruit porridge will make breastfeeding disappear in the afternoon.

A milk and cereal porridge can be prepared with mother's milk, still milk or whole milk. If the milk content is already in the prepackage, the porridge must only be mixed with water. Which cereal you use for the porridge is up to you. Oat is especially often used for the preparation of complementary foods.

Supplements: 5 to 7 months of age

This is how your child's diet might look between the ages of five and seven. Remember, however, that every child evolves differently.

  • Morning: mother's or baby's milk
  • At noon: vegetable porridge and milk; Vegetable mashed potatoes and milk; Vegetable potato meat porridge and water
  • Afternoon: mother's or baby's milk
  • Evening: mother's or baby's milk

Supplements: 6 to 8 months of age

This could be the nutrition of your child between the sixth and eighth month of life.

  • Morning: mother's or baby's milk
  • Lunch: vegetable-potato-meat-porridge and water
  • Afternoon: mother's or baby's milk
  • Evening: milk-cereal porridge and water

Supplements: 7th to 9th month of life

This is how your child's diet might look between the seventh and ninth months of life.

  • Morning: mother's or baby's milk
  • Lunch: vegetable-potato-meat-porridge and water
  • Afternoon: cereal-fruit porridge and water
  • Evening: whole milk cereal porridge and water

Introduce family food

From about the tenth month of life, in some children a little later, your baby can participate in the family meals. The four porridge meals will now be replaced by three larger meals and two smaller snacks in the morning and afternoon. As with the introduction of complementary foods, you can also proceed step by step in the case of family food, for example, replace only one meal at a time.

Get used to baby for firmer food

Your baby is now ready for firmer food - so the meals do not need to be pureed anymore, but it is enough if the food is crushed. As the food gets more and more firm, your baby needs more fluids. Therefore, give your child enough water or tea to drink.

What is the family diet now? In the morning, for example, you can give your child a cup of milk with some bread. At lunchtime, depending on what's on your menu, you can get some soft vegetables and mashed potatoes. In the evening, as in the morning, milk and bread are also available with some fruit. You can offer bread, fruits, vegetables or cereal flakes to your child before and in the afternoon.

Danger:

  • Avoid salt and spicy seasoning.
  • Do not use flatulent, greasy or hard-to-digest foods.
  • Hard objects such as nuts are not suitable for small children as they may enter the trachea if ingested.
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