Further introduction of solid food
Ties spotted eating in my wardrobe evidence of the fact that, although I have mastered the science of feeding the children, I have not mastered this art.As I pointed out earlier, in all probability, feeding the child makes his parents three requirements: knowledge of proper nutrition, child development and the ability to implement creative marketing.Starting with a test dose of rice porridge and bananas, go to half a teaspoon, then a teaspoon to a tablespoon, then by about 60 g, or a half jar.Supoobraznoy to move from the thick consistency and then to off-homogeneous products with small pieces.Remember that your primary purpose is to acquaint the child with new flavors and sensations that gives solid food, not fill a child up to failure.Gradually change the consistency and quantity in accordance with the skills and appetite of your child.Some like a liquid food in large quantities;others prefer a thick and smaller quantities of food.Do not wait to order the child's eating habits.One day your child can ea
By six months many children are willing to accept pureed or mashed to the consistency of mashed food from a spoon.
Keep a diary of your favorite dishes
we did to a conclusion that it is very helpful to keep a diary with four columns on the page.The first column lists the products which, like the baby is likely;in the second column - the products, you've figured out by trial and error, your child does not like;in the third record possible allergenic foods and allergy symptoms, and in the fourth - the technology that you have invented, so that the child has got a great meal with a minimum of fighting possible.Culinary diary will help you identify the child's preferences and abilities at each stage of development;It is another way to get to know your child and get more pleasure from intercourse with him.In case if your child has an intolerance or allergy to any food, introduce new products individually at least at weekly intervals and keep a diary indicating the products that the child may have increased sensitivity, or that he just does not like.In addition, a child with allergies much later agrees to take solid food, and progress has been slower.
offers solid food at that time of day when your baby seems to be the most hungry, tired or when you both need
Favorite first products
ready tomorrow or applesauce
barley porridge squashes and pumpkins
sweet bananas kartogrushi Fel (sweet potato), avocado
rhythm change.Choose a time that is most convenient for you, as a little mess - an integral part of the game.For children who are bottle-fed, it is usually best to receive solid food fits the morning because you have the most time on the child, and you do not need to worry about how to prepare food for other family members.If you are breastfeeding, offer solid foods when your chest is less than whole milk, which usually occurs at the end of the day.Let your child solid foods between breastfeeding.Recent nutritional research has shown that solid foods can interfere with the absorption of the mother's milk of valuable iron, if you give solid foods along with breast milk.
«Child grazing."Because children have no idea about breakfast, lunch and dinner, it does not matter if they get vegetables for breakfast or dinner, porridge and fruit.If the front of your mind's eye is a picture in which your child is sitting quietly in
high chair and eats a day for three adults hearty meal of several dishes, forget about it!Children do not sit quietly in one place for a long time, even during the game, not during meals.Dispose of the head on a schedule of feeding and give your child a subtle pleasure graze. Remember, small eaters little tummies.Pinching a little throughout the day from the point of view of nutrition is more useful than tightly to eat three meals a day.Three dense meals a day - it is rather a schedule for adults, and even for us it is not a healthy schedule as more frequent meals in smaller quantities.
Forget to eat quickly.Try to organize feeding your child when you are not in a hurry.Eating takes a child a lot of time.Young children are waiting for a long time, spray the food, spit it in her lap, smeared, drop it and throw.Children eat this way.
that your child has received more food than sex, mix, developing skills of their child with a large pinch of patience and sprinkle with some of the laughter.
Type Table Talk.Eating - is communication.When you
offer baby solid foods, keep in mind that he may think like this: "Something new is coming from someone I love and whom I trust."Talk about food, and about the process, the child has learned to correlate words with the type of food and the interaction that followed.Here is an example: "Stefan wants a carrot ... open your mouth!" - And I approach the loaded spoon to the mouth of Stephen.When I asked Stephen to open her mouth, I do widely opened his mouth, and he repeated my facial expressions.Eager eyes, open hands and open mouth - fed body language signals that your baby is ready to eat.«Stop»
stops in front of the sign. compressed lips, closed mouth, look the other way from approaching spoon head - all these are signs that your child is at the moment there does not want to.Not
It is obvious that this child
not hungry at the moment.
not force force.
feed force.Some children eagerly eat solid foods at four months, while others evince little interest even in the nine-twelve months.You want to have your child form a healthy relationship to food and eating.Perhaps, at this time the child wants to play, sleep or just the food he was not interested, or he is not hungry.
not zakarmlivayte child before going to sleep at night. Kashi is often recommended as a hearty filling for the stomach, which can be filled with the child in order to increase the intervals between breastfeeding or bottle and to get the child to sleep through the night without waking up.Moreover, it is misleading rarely brings results, it can also create problems with appetite control at an early age, thus contributing to obesity in the future.The child may require other forms of interaction between the bottles, not just crowded stomach.Remember that milk, breastfeeding or artificial, it is still at this stage the most important staple food.Try to resist the temptation to feed the baby to satiety before night's sleep, desperately hoping that the child will sleep through the night.We frazzled parents, too, could not resist this temptation.Control studies have shown, however, that children who are given to solid food night's sleep, begin to fully without awakenings, sleep at night, not earlier than children who are not being fed at bedtime.
Encourage independence of the table.In age of about six months, children begin to develop two remarkable skills which, when perfected, greatly facilitate feeding: the ability to sit upright in a highchair or on your lap, and the ability to take small objects between thumb and forefinger.In addition to the use for reference to solid foods and spoons his finger, you can allow the child to feed themselves.Some children simply can not tolerate, when food is forced upon it herself, and resist your efforts to introduce them to solid foods, until you realize that Mr. Independent wants to do it himself.Put a little mashed banana on the table or on a tray Highchairs within reach at a distance.At the age of about six months, the children throw themselves at all interesting, put in front of them.You will notice that your child has seized upon this attractive material between thumb and forefinger, and eventually will be targeted in your mouth.At the initial stage of the search of his mouth the child is likely to be more likely to miss than hit, and as a result most of the food will be provided to the child and his cheeks on the floor.As one mother put it very self Dirt: "The floor a more balanced diet than my child."
to the child is not enough for a spoon and not sent to air its contents, let it in the hands of something, for example a spoon or other toy.Never punish him for what he soiled or desire to participate in an event.If you really intend to put anything in your child's mouth, gently take both his hands in his free hand, he zagovarivaya with teeth or even singing his favorite song to distract him and make people forget about the desire to "help".
Give an ugly duckling to see it through. Share a meal with a chair, face and the floor - it's part of the fun.Be prepared for the fact that the child will perceive food as toys.To most of the food was, where would you like to try a maneuver that in our family called "the upper lip with a spoon all swept away": put food on the tip of your finger or a spoon in the baby's mouth and gently lift your finger or spoon up tolabrum swept away all the food.
Spitting - is another way to experience the food;this study, what requires the development of a child more than the food itself."What will happen to these , if I edelayu it ?.» - for the child's question of the day.It nourishes your intelligence while you are more busy power of his body.Do not be nervous!The milk that gets your child meets all of its basic nutritional needs.You can let your child carry out scientific research.When he is really hungry, instincts prevail and he will understand that the whistling shells can work wonders to fill this huge void in the tummy.
Get your child to open her mouth wider. Try this: when you hold a spoonful before doubting mouth of the child, contact your child with these words: "The baby [child's name] wants a pear?Open your mouth! "- And his mouth open themselves in the hope that your child will imitate the movement of your face.Talking about cooperation, which will soon be followed - this is an old trick of the parent, called the setting for the event, ie,words and gestures, heralding a familiar event.When the child establish a relationship between a full meal with a spoon and opening your mouth, it will open your mouth wider.
Help your child gain interest in solid food. Use the new acquisition of the child in the field of communication - his desire to repeat the actions of those who care for them.Let your baby looks, how you eat and enjoy food.Teach an example: Prepare a small amount of children's dish, such as rice pudding or mashed banana, and eat some themselves, exclaiming: "Mm-hmm, delicious" Some children at this age is quite reluctant to try something new.Take a few pieces of any new food themselves.Give your child to tune in, watch how you enjoy this new food.Maybe so, that it is with great pleasure to take out the interesting wand on your plate.Do not laugh!Almost absolutely delicious chicken leg (tibia from which to tear the thin bone and throw) is an ideal food to start.The child can hold her own and suck this wonderful juice and gnaw articular end of the bone - excellently during teething.
Alternate dishes.Kids get bored when they are offered too much of the same food.Be prepared for the fact that your child will from time to time to give up yesterday's favorite dishes.Think of it as a sign that your child needs more variety on the menu.
Do not mix products.Enter products one by one, instead of several mix.If the child has an allergy
or he does not like any product, calculate the offender would be much easier if you will be offering your child foods separately.Once you make sure that certain foods are not harmful, you can mix them during feeding.In fact, a little fruit on the tip of a spoon with meat or vegetables can sometimes spend the least favorite flavor through the standby position.
Pass by salt, sugar bypass. Parents, you form the taste of the next generation.If your child grows accustomed to artificially sweetened and heavily salted dishes can then be difficult to eradicate graft taste.
Get dressed, as befits for dinner. child Dinner - absolutely informal event.If you are putting yourself and your baby in the best outfits, it ensures you life around the washing machine.Two of our kids liked to feed all his whole body;others have learned early enough to hold the food above the neck.Tormented with one of our children, we found that it is much easier to practically undress him at meal time fun and then to rinse his hose.Our seventh child, Stefan, liked to use food as body paint.To escape from this scourge, we put it all closing
bib body once sat at the table.This reaching to the knees nylon bib with long sleeves is easy to rinse and dries quickly and is a good alternative undressing, when you are in public or when not summer.
On the previous stage's main goal was primarily to introduce a child to solid food - a child accustomed to the transition from liquid to solid food, from a purely sucking sucking, resorption in the mouth and chewing.Most children first plays more with food than eating, choosing only a few favorite foods.Breast milk and / or artificial infant formula is about 90% of their power.
Toward the end of the first year of the child's swallowing mechanism is improved significantly.Reflex ejection language virtually disappeared, the gag reflex weakens, and swallowing becomes more coordinated.This allows you to slowly move from pureed food to the less homogeneous.Go ahead, changing the consistency of the food - but not too quickly.If you move too slowly, you deprive a child to experiment with different textures and extend the period of jars of pureed baby
power.If you move forward too quickly, the child will avoid new dishes and new consistency fear of choking.
At this stage, children enjoy the great variety and volume of food.Solid food is becoming a major component of the child's diet, which is necessary to the age of one year about 50% of the total consumption of baby food.(This is the average, meals many children receiving breast, a year is still 80-90% is made up of milk.) At this point, new milestones bring with them new feeding patterns.Capture, like forceps, thumb and forefinger, more nimble now allows a child to take small pieces.Children tend to be fully occupied by each newly acquired skill.As a result, the children delight small objects appears.Seize this new desire and offer small pieces of your child.Fun starts there hands.