This can be a super exciting, and a little scary time for parents.
Solids should be started between 4-6 months of age. Naturopaths tend to advise that solids are started from 6 months of age, however, newer medical research suggests that it may be ok to start solids from as young as 4 months. Either way, ensure you are confident that your little one is ready for solids before you start feeding them.
Signs that they are ready?
– they seem interested in food
– they no longer display the tongue-poke reflex.
– they are able to hold their head unsupported.
– they watch you eat with interest
– they hold their mouth open and imitate eating behaviour.
When starting solids, we must start with introducing foods that are easily digestible for our little ones.
This Recipe is a perfect first food, as avocado is very gentle on the digestive system. It is also high in essential fatty acids for your little one.
Matched with pawpaw, which is high in digestive enzymes, these two become a match made in heaven when it comes to creating a newborn meal.
– 1/2 avocado
– 1/4 pawpaw
Simply puree together.
And freeze into cubes, safe for freezing for up to 3 months