19 August 2003

Good foods to try and what to avoid

When you introduce solids to your baby, you may wonder what you could feed your child. We also give a list of foods to avoid during the first year.

What solids could you feed your six-month-old baby? Here are a few good choices:
  • Rice cereals
  • Oat cereals
  • Sweet potato
  • Squash
  • Avocado
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Green beans
  • Potato
  • Baby marrows
  • Peas
  • Apple purée
  • Plain Bulgarian yoghurt with AB cultures
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Mangoes

Meat and poultry should be introduced when your child is seven months or older.

Foods to avoid during the first year
Foods to avoid during the first year:

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Citrus fruits
  • Cow’s milk as a drink
  • Honey

Foods that can be introduced from the seventh month:

  • Egg yolk
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Wheat-based foods
  • Plain Bulgarian yoghurt with AB cultures

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Exercise benefits for seniors »

Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running

Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness

When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them.