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Healthy Foods That Babies Like Most Infographic with Baby Food Recipes

What kinds of healthy foods do babies like best? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), babies should exclusively breastfeed for the first sixth months of life. At six months of age, babies should continue to breastfeed while receiving complimentary foods until age one. Breastfeeding should then continue until age two or beyond as mutually desired by mother and baby. For mothers who choose not to breastfeed, replace breast milk with infant formula (and only infant formula) until age one.

My daughter exclusively breastfed until six months old. I then started introducing solid foods that I prepared for her at home. Her first solid food was sweet potatoes followed by avocado. I then continued to make her homemade baby food until she was almost two years old. I started with plain vegetables and fruits such as peas, bananas, beets, green beans, pinto beans, and prunes. As she got a little older, I started making fun combinations likes Swiss chard and apples and snow peas, mushrooms, and broccoli. I really focused on vegetables and fruits as her first foods as a way to set the stage for the healthiest eating possible. She now eats the same foods as her father and me, and I am please to say that she is not a picky eater and loves vegetables.

After the birth of my son, I planned to follow the same feeding plan for him as with my daughter. He exclusively breastfed until he turns six months old.  I then made him homemade baby food including sweet potato puree as his first food. Unlike my daughter, my son was not immediately impressed with big people food. For the next few months, I tried feeding him small bites of everything and anything. He especially enjoyed the seasoned ground beef from my enchilada at a Mexican restaurant. He would also eat salmon, shrimp, chicken, beans, and other savory foods, but, for the most part, he was not ready for solid food. However, he did not really start eating until about thirteen months old. He now eats just anything offered including a wide variety of healthy vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins.

For some homemade baby food ideas, check out my easy-to-make recipes:

Learn about some healthy foods that babies like most as well as some foods to avoid in an edited infographic from New Born Baby Zone. Remember that babies should not receive solid foods until after six months of age. The following infographic is for entertainment purposes only. Consult with your health care provider about the best diet for your baby.

Healthy Foods That Babies Like Most Infographic

Healthy Baby Food

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Healthy Foods That Babies Like Most Infographic: http://www.newbornbabyzone.com/health-safety/healthy-foods-that-babies-like-most/

  • Bianca

    Great information! The only foods that my kids really won’t touch are beets (I’ve even tried “pink smoothies”) and mushrooms. But, we all have our preferences and I think they have really varied palates anyways!

  • Mary Cressler

    That’s a great graphic for new parents! I wish I had that when my kids were babies. It was intimidating for me at first to figure out what to start feeding my kids when they were babies. I homemade everything in the early days. They were great eaters as babies, but like many toddlers, they grew picky. Now, at 5, I’m so impressed with how curious they are with food!

  • Jessica @ togetherasfamily.com

    Wow! What great information. All 3 of my kids have LOVED mandarin oranges, so I definitely know that’s a food babies love :) Thank you for the work that went into this. Sharing on my personal fb page.

  • Uma Srinivas

    Great information. With this information I will cook something for kids recipes in my future posts. Thanks.:-)

  • TheModestBaker

    wow! thank you for such great infomation. My 11 month old just started on solids and I am so grateful for this post. Thank You for sharing.

  • Michele

    That is a lot of information that all Mom’s should read. Of course check with your doctor to make sure your baby is not allergic to anything!!

    • http://parentingpatch.com/ Heather Johnson

      Yes! Always check with your health care professional first.

  • http://sweetascanbe.info/ Esme Sy

    This is a great resource for parents. My kids loved all these food when they were babies.

  • Eugenia Nazarova

    Great infographics! Saved them! :-)

  • Robin Rue

    I never made my own baby food, but looking back, I would have been open to it if I had had more time.

    • http://parentingpatch.com/ Heather Johnson

      With my daughter, I made her homemade baby food while working outside the home. Making your own food is really quite easy once you get started!

  • Robylei Leonor

    thanks for sharing. my son will be eating solid food soon and this is such a big help.

  • http://ThisMomsDelight.com/ Tami – This Mom’s Delight

    This would’ve been so helpful to have when my little guy was this age. I made him some baby food but was a bit lost, so it fizzled.

  • http://www.attachedmoms.com/ Amanda McMahon

    I think we all need to be aware of healthy goals, eating, and exercise for our children.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    I was such a health nut when my daughter was itty bitty! Even when I was preggo… Now she’s in preschool and Ughhh!!! School is killing her eating habits -_-

  • Alpana Deo

    Very informative post!! Its a really important to introduce babies with variety of food choices. It helps them in developing new tastes, textures.

  • Amber Ludwig

    What an amazing list!! I wish I would’ve had this when my son first started foods!! Totally Pinning for later!!

  • Lindsey Tanberg

    This is so detailed and great information. I can’t wait to start making my own baby food, and I’m still preggers!

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