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

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