Thursday, May 20, 2021

Best Foods To Give Your Babies When Starting With Solids

Food is an important part of a balanced diet. It is also the ingredient that binds a family together. 
                                                                                                                                                       Mama Tet

When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I was advised to bed rest for two weeks because I was spotting so all I did was to watch kdrama and read lots and lots of articles about how newbie mommies cope with pregnancy up to giving birth and rearing kids. Since my mom passed away when I was really young, all I did was rely on articles, forums and mommy groups during my pregnancy until birth. I didn't really got a lot of help on how to rear a child because both my older sisters don't have babies yet. Being a first time mom made me depend on other mother's experiences because I believe first hand encounters of mommies out there are truly helpful for a new mom like me. 

I joined a lot of advocacy groups when it comes to motherhood and parenting. I was able to join this certain BLW (Baby-Led Weaning) group on different social medias and there, I was able to discover different approaches on what and how to offer food to babies who approached their milestone in eating. That's where I decided to try the approach and also share it to other co-moms like me. 

I've read that introducing solids are best for baby's at six months or when signs of readiness are already visible like having head control, when baby can sit unsupported, and when he is curious about food.  

I also discovered a lot of different fruits and vegetables that you can offer to your little ones once they start their journey in eating solids. Here are some of the best food to give your babies which I also tried on my two kids. 

Avocadoes are easy to prepare and it's one of the best first food for babies. It's rich in fiber and the healthy fats that babies need to support digestion and brain development. Avocados are also a rich source of growth-supportive B-vitamins like folate and B6, and contain vitamin E as well as zinc to fuel immune health.

Carrots are also a good source of other vitamins, like vitamin K, which helps blood clot properly, and vitamin B6, which is necessary for skin, hair, eye, and liver health. They're a good source of fiber, which your baby might need more of if you're feeding them a lot of low-fiber foods.

Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains a number of vitamins and minerals that babies need, including vitamins A, C, K, B6 and folate, and it even contains every other mineral including iron and zinc, the latter of which are crucial for optimal growth and development.

Sweet potatoes provide potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and beta-carotene—an antioxidant that prevents certain types of cancer and mops up free radicals. Most babies prefer sweet potatoes over other vegetables because of their naturally sweet taste.

Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, and zinc, as well as being a good source of fiber. In general, healthy babies can enjoy pumpkin purée as soon as they begin solid foods

Reminiscing my children's food journey when they started BLW at six months feels so nostalgic because I really worked hard to come up with the best food plan I can think of. I also made sure that they are getting a healthy and balanced diet with the food I serve to them.

I ditched giving them processed or pre-packed food because I've read that it serves like a junk food counterpart for adults that's full of sugar and salt. My kids were never used to candies as well. I think it's great because both of them have good set of teeth until now. My eldest is 4 (has autism) and the youngest is 2, and they are already eating table food meaning what we cook for the whole household is also their food. So we make sure that we always eat healthy so that the kids can also eat healthy. Right now, everything paid off because they eat whatever food we served them.  (Railey is an exception because he has sensory issues but he is still doing well.)

It's great to prepare your children's food at home because you know that it's clean and healthy. Meal preparation can also serve as a bonding activity to both parents and the kids. Kids will respect the hard work you put on preparing and cooking food and with that they will learn the value of hard work in providing food on the table. 


  1. Ako din momy na try ko na din ung carrots ginamitan namin ng blender at hinaloan ng kunting gatas.. this is Rhisa Cajegas po�� thanks for sharing

  2. Thank you for sharing this tips po ma tet , very helpful po ito sakin lalo na sa baby ko po na 10mos.old . Mas okay po pla tlga ito kse mganda ang benefits sa katawan at tlaga namang healthy . Helpful itong mga tips sa mga mommy 🤗❤️ (Apple Joy Camañero)

  3. Good nutritional foods to start with your babies. These fruits and vegetables are full with vitamins. Not only they are of help to their health but also the texture and consistency of these foods are suitable to their age. Good thing i have tried these foods to my daughter when she was a baby.

  4. Done reading this blog momsh Talagang very helpful po ito lalo na sa may mga baby na nag sstart palang kumain ng mga solid na foods. Ako po nung nagstart palang po ang anak ko ang madalas ko pong pinapakain sa kanya is ung sweet potato. Thanks for sharing this po talagang mahalaga po ito na malaman natin as a parent dahil ang mga foods na ito is healthy din for our kids and ang daming benefits 🤗