Saturday, January 22, 2011

solid food introduction chart

Later today I’ll be breaking down a few of the choices we’ve made regarding starting Emily on solid foods, but I wanted to provide the chart we’re using as well. 

Hopefully it all lines up still when published!

 

Source

  what after…months/ years remarks
fluids breast milk from breast
or slightly heated from cup/bottle
water

herb tea
water
diluted fruit juice

formula,
other milks
6 months






9 months
always drink from cup or plastic glass, or:
breast milk from cup or bottle
other fluids from a cup



no sodas, baby syrups etc.
breastfed babies should only drink breast milk


only at parents request, dilute milk with water
until 8 or 9 months
dairy, porridge and dairy snacks
cottage cheese
yoghurt
other dairy 'snacks'
7-9 months
porridge is not really necessary
while the child is breastfed, be prudent with other dairy
cow’s milk allergy: wait until after 1 year, but only if re-introduction of cows milk was successful
vegetables
artichoke
asparragus
*beetroot
broccoli
brussel sprouts
carrot
*celery
chicory
*chinese cabbage
cauliflower
cucumber
*endive
eggplant
*fennel
french bean
green bean
green peas
jerusalem artichoke
*kohlrabi
*lettuce, all varieties
may turnip
mushroom (10 months!)
paprika (peppers)
parsnip
potato
pumpkin
*purslane
radish
rammenas
*red beets
white raddish
rubarb
salsifies
sauerkraut
*spinach
*spinach beet
sweet potato
tomato
*turnip tops
*turnip celery
*watercress
young french beans
young peas (mangetout)
zucchini

curly cale
*conical cabbage
green cabbage
leek
onion
sweet corn
white and red cabbage
6 months



















































1 1/2 years
vegetables don't need to be pureed
boiled and sliced into pieces is a nice way of introducing
do not force feeding vegetables
choose vegetables you eat yourself
do not heat up leftovers
vegetables with a * are rich in nitrates, don't give them more than twice a week
raw foods
raw cucumber
raw tomato
6-8 months
varies per child
other raw vegetables can come to the dinner table when your child is ready

fruits

apple
apricot
avocado
banana
cherry
cooking pears
grapes
mango
melon
peach
pear
plum
rose hip

grapefruit
lemon
mandarin
nectarine
tangerine
orange

blackberry
blueberry
elderberry
gooseberry
kiwi (green and yellow!)
pineapple
raspberry
red berry
strawberry

6 months













9 months

 

 


12 months

peal the fruit and give it in pieces
at times you may give organic fruit without pealing
remove the seeds the first months

protein sources

young seedless cheese

chicken breast
egg
fish
horsemeat
lamb
low fat ground beef
soft french cheese
soy
soymilk
tofu
turkey breast

blue cheese and strong french cheese
other dutch cheeses
pork
ready to use meat replacements
shellfish and seafood
tempe

liver sausage
sausage
pate

7 months 

 

9-10 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 years

 

while breastfeeding, be prudent with cheese

meat can be given, but it is no must;
an entirely vegetarian diet is possible the first 10-12 months
when allergic to cows milk, wait until 1 year with soft french cheeses, but only if the re-introduction of milk was successful
when allergic to something else: wait with soy or egg until after the 10th month
organic meat replacements usually contain less additives

 

 

 

 

 

 

not necessary
organic spreads usually contain less additives

bread and cereals
 

 

bread crust
rice cakes
rice flour

brown bread
buckwheat cake
buckwheat flour
leaven bread

baby cereal
gingerbread
oatmeal
whole wheat biscuit
whole wheat bread
whole wheat knispbread

raisin bread

6 months

 

7 months






10 months







1 1/2 year

a crust to taste and suck or chew on

flour and breast milk can be used for porridge

sandwich filling
 

apple syrup spread
pear syrup spread
pureed fruit
sea buckthorn
slices of apple, banana or mango
young cheese

almond spread
peanut butter
sesame spread (tahini)

chocolate spread

7-8 months










9 months

 


2 years

always spread butter or margarine as thin as possible on a slice of bread
soft margarine in a plastic container contains good fats
sandwiches do not always need a filling

noodles etc.
buckwheat
couscous
millet
pasta
quinoa
rice
8-9 months

cook well
start slowly with whole wheat products

peas and beans
chickpeas
lentils
bean sprouts, soybean

brown beans
other pulses (peas and beans)
soy products

tempeh
8-10 months




9-12 months





1 year

let soften and cook well




harder to digest; can cause gas

sweet
honey
sugar
1 year

jam, chocolate sprinkles, other sweets for bread: not for now

candy and snacks
chocolate
cookies
potato crisps
ice cream
2-3 years

try not to give for as long as possible

dried fruit
unsulphured raisins, prunes, apricots, dried apple rings
1 year

let them soften
apricot is okay from 9 months

salt
  1-2 year

do not add to the food and choose -if possible - salt free products

herbs and spices
   

soft tasting herbs and spices: depending on breastfeeding after 1 1/2 years
use limited
a breastfed child adjusts easier to soft tasting herbs and spices

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